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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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  • We were fortunate enough to visit when the "Diana" exhibition was on" but even without that exhibition it's a must see. Queues can be very long but if you have the" London pass" you get priority entry...  more »
  • You can see squirrels coming through the Park, and in the great Lake variety of ducks. London has other beautiful parks: Saint James, Hyde Park, Regent's Park. The English respect them and enjoy them very much when comes a ray of sunshine.
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  • I was in London on a gorgeous spring day and ended up spending hours at Kensington Gardens and the Italian garden. The Gardens are so lovely (and pedestrian friendly) I highly suggest them as a spot f...  more »
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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