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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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  • Kensington Gardens is a must to see. Start your walking tour from the Italian Gardens and you will enjoy it very much! 
    Kensington Gardens is a must to see. Start your walking tour from the Italian Gardens and you will enjoy it very much!  more »
  • Impossible to see it all at once. The gardens are free to enter and appreciate. Stop by the the Italian Gardens a present from Prince Albert to Queen Victoria. Lots of ducks and squirrels. 
    Impossible to see it all at once. The gardens are free to enter and appreciate. Stop by the the Italian Gardens a present from Prince Albert to Queen Victoria. Lots of ducks and squirrels.  more »
  • Lovely, massive park, with a pond, a wide variety of flowers and trees, and many bird species. Great for a stroll, a jog, a picnic, playing with your pup... Awesome park indeed! 
    Lovely, massive park, with a pond, a wide variety of flowers and trees, and many bird species. Great for a stroll, a jog, a picnic, playing with your pup... Awesome park indeed!  more »
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  • It's so huge, it feels like it will take 2 days to cover the entire garden, may be I am exaggerating a little bit. It's worth a visit. Recommended to get a cycle or something so that you can quickly check out the entire area.
  • Very popular and well maintained park with a separate children's adventure playground. Good variety of ducks, geese and swans in the Round Pond.My only gripe is that I wish there were more benches to watch the birds from.You can also see lots of ring necked parakeets which will feed from your hand in one area.
  • Stunning palace set in beautiful gardens. We visited to see the new Diana statue and her wedding dress which looked very different up close! The Palace itself has a lot of interesting information about Queen Victoria's life and some lovely exhibits. Really recommend for anyone interested in the history of Victoria's life. I took my 12 year old and 8 year old and they loved it.
  • This park is one of my favourite places to go. I come here on a daily basis and even though I should be bored of it, I seem drawn to it every day. Many people go there to have a picnic, bird watching, to see the monuments and Kensington palace. I think it's a great place to spend your day. Time well spent
  • Always nice to go there, have a picnic near the fountain or pond, clean park, good connection to Hyde park, if you want to go there is walking distance to King Albert Monument. Good connection to underground and to buses, and playground is safe with guard who never lat kids go outside without parents or guardians.

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