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Kensington Gardens, London
(4.6/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A great park in the heart of Kensington. Well laid out, maintained and clean. Very quite despite being crowded. 
  • So beautiful and charming gardens.. Quite and so peaceful.. you can have a beautiful break or a walk between the fabulous fountains and the lakes.. 
  • Was a beautiful 2 hour hike, discovering many beautiful and interesting angles. It has a great variety of flora and fauna and gives the possibility to find places where you can relax and sit down to watch
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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