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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, London holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kensington Gardens and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • from high street kensington station is within walking distance from the Park. I think it is nice to stroll after visiting the garden in Kensington Palace, Palace. Go I'm running courses and is one I seen many families who. From the Park continues to leave hyde Park.
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  • Close to the Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural history and science and technology, in addition to Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens are a good thing to stop, get a snack, relax. There you can take good pictures of the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial, both very photogenic. You can also make your tribute to Princess Diana, as well as view the locals playing with their dogs or exercising. The trick is to enjoy the sunset by the Lake, something really beautiful to see!
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  • Very beautiful park, surrounded by Gates lattices, with ponds and avenida central for biking or walking. Access to the Park is free. If you go in the tourist bus ten care to go early, since the last return to the center line again at the 15: 30 - 16 hours. Check with the schedule with the bus company. Payment to Kensington Castle is accessible. It is an expensive entry for what little there is to do. It is a building type farmhouse, old-style castle, nothing to do with the opulence of Buckingham. Former residence of Lady Di, again insist much of the visit to see the dresses and outfits of the deceased Princess; they have access to few areas of rooms. Maintenance poor, sad, feeling of oppression. I do not recommend entering the casillo, Yes to the gardens.
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  • A huge and expansive park with a miniature lake. Well worth a visit. If you're lucky to visit on a warm sunny day...make sure your camera phone is fully charged.
  • Just a really lovely, opulent and quiet boulevard. Recommend it if you enjoy walking or exercising in the area. Home of many embassies. You can enter Hyde park from here or enjoy a walk toward South Kensington where you'll find plenty of cafes and restaurants, galleries etc...
  • Loved walking in the park. Watching dogs running around. Lots of ducks, swans, pigeons, sea gulls in the ponds. Fall leaves looks great on photos
  • Beautiful gardens! We loved walking along the gravel paths, under the trees, and by the lakes. We also just laid on the grass, under the warm summer sun. One of the many ways to experience London! See Albert's memorial monument on the South side of the gardens, and the Palace on the West side.
  • I can understand how people can live in tiny apartments when they have access to such amazing parks! Great for just wandering