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Kensington Gardens, London

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Take respite from the bustling city in one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. William III purchased the area in 1689 to be made into the private gardens of Kensington Palace; the asthmatic King enjoyed its tranquility and salubrious air. Today, Kensington Gardens serve as a peaceful refuge for all people living in, working in, or visiting Central London. Stroll through the avenues of trees and ornamental flower beds, pop into the Serpentine Gallery, and take in some of the Gardens’ most famous landmarks including the Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue, and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground. Before you head to London, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly London trip itinerary builder app , to make sure you see all that London has to offer, including Kensington Gardens.
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  • The Park is very beautiful and adjacent to Hyde Park. Also here, it is nicely a round walk or just relax. The art garden which is located in the Manor House is very nice. In the winter, a string of lights is attached at the rose vines
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  • beautiful grounds, including numerous sports fields. it was a joy just to walk on a sunday afternoon very nice touches  more »
  • Beautifully landscaped park with Lake, monuments and beautiful spot, even though it is late winter still somewhat dreary and barren. But definitely recommended for a stroll
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  • First time I went to this lovely Park. I went with my brother so it was great. Astonishing gardens. A very fine & posh pleasure ground in London that you can enjoy. A really fantastic place to visit all seasons of the year. Its very joyful. Cute animals. You should visit more than once and also it must be nice to do picnics.
  • One of the most beautiful parks I have been to. The variety of trees is wonderful, there's a royal garden with playing squirrels, climbing the visitors and asking them for food. Magical place, wonderful for a day.
  • We just walked through from one side to the other, but this place has such a peaceful atmosphere - it is beautiful. Even though there were loads of people there, sound was muted and it was like strolling through a dream. Highly recommend. Of course Princess Diana's residence was here and there was an exhibition. We didn't go in due to lack of time but it looked interesting.
  • The Princess Diana Memorial Playground is amazing. So much for the children to do and so many different areas to explore. It's also securely enclosed and adults are only allowed in if they're with children, so it feels quite safe.
  • The paths are wide and beautiful, with lush plants in every direction. We were here for a delightful visit to the Princess Diana Memorial Playground. Kids (3 and 7) loved it and we came here on two consecutive days after museums during our trip. There is so much to see and do in just this playground. The kids loved the pirate ship, water stream, and rope bridge area. Even on our second visit, we found new areas like the musical garden and the preschool area to explore. It was a London highlight for our kids. Interesting note: most parents watched their kids from afar, but didn't let them run around wildly. Kids who were nuisances were quickly quieted or taken away by the parents. Everyone ends up getting along and it was quite peaceful even though it was packed with kids. I saw groups of kids working together to have fun as one side built a dam and the other side try to overflow it, and other kids quietly playing in sand or puddles nearby. Everyone was happily fascinated and nice to see that they had something fun for all ages. I even saw some older kids (12-13) helping little ones climb up onto the crows nest of the pirate ship. Definitely worth a visit if you have kids.
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