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Kensington Gardens, London

4.7
#4 of 185 in Parks in London
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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  • Definitely worth seeing. Beautiful garden, large spaces, nice place to relax. Close to South Kensington and many other sights
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  • We walked through a good portion, starting at the Italian Gardens and ending up at Hyde Park and then through the Speaker's Corner. A beautiful park in the city. The swans might be ordinary to people ...  more »
  • Enjoyed the historical information provided during the audio tour. Beautifully maintained facility and wonderful grounds and gardens. Enjoyed the paths and plants in a lovely setting.  more »
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  • Beautiful surroundings.... perfect for our afternoon picnic...plenty of bins which was a plus....kids really enjoyed the run around and the princess Diana park was just perfect. Fantastic visit and will most definitely return as it is surrounded by tube stations .
  • Lovely place. Beautiful green space. Lovely pond. Wildlife is lovely. Maze too was great. Cafe also. All good.
  • Calm, huge place with lots of places to set up a quiet picnic. Very relaxing and lovely place. There is an area with a big pond but also plenty of lightly shaded grass space. A lot less activities and megaphones here then Regents Park.
  • Great place to take a walk, run or bike ride. The Round Pond is great for bird watching, the Princess Di Fountain is really a wading pool so be sure to take a towel. The Peter Pan statue is very nicely done and keep an eye out for Parakeets.
  • You can genuinely forget your in the capital here! its perfect for a picnic and feels quieter than most in the city, with walks, ponds, large expanse of trees and greenery.
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