Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  London  /  Parks  /  Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens, London

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 2,400+ 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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Lovely in a sunny day to spend an hour or two here - combine with a tour of the palace if you like. There is lots of room to spread out so it is a great way to get away from the crowds that teem aroun...  read more »
  • The Kensington Palace Gardens are beautiful. Even better if it's a sunny day. Great place to for a bit and relax.
    show original
  • The palace and displays are always worth a visit. There are some beautiful artefacts to look at, old paintings and seeing how the Royals used to live. The gardens are lovely to sit in on a warm day an...  read more »
  • Kensington Gardens, alongside Hyde Park, is no doubt a beautiful place. The atmosphere during the summer, which proves quite a popular location in London, is bustling and there are many activities for you to get stuck in with on most days. If you are lucky to catch it, the sun setting proves a very worthy and beautiful sight. My only gripe with the park is that it closes way too early and would be a decent destination at night, much like Hampstead Heath. Overall, great location for the summer!
  • My father used to take me here to see the Peter Pan statue, and to walk and admire the 275 acres of beautiful gardens which are planted with formal avenues of magnificent mature trees, grasslands, ornamental flower beds and many different types of wildlife. It is home to Kensington Palace, the peaceful Italian Gardens, the stunning Albert Memorial and the Serpentine Gallery. There are two playgrounds, including the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground near Black Lion Gate. Some public toilets have disabled access. The Broadwalk Café is open daily, with refreshment kiosks in summer.
  • Extremely well kept gardens. A great place to unwind! If you are looking to feel secluded walk into Hyde park :)
  • It's absolutely stunning all the year round🌍, It's so nice to hear a thousand different languages being spoken from the hoards of tourists Sometimes it is hard to believe that your in London while walking around the gardens and park.
  • Hadn't been here for a while, but I'd forgotten just how beautiful it is here, and the wilder areas too with long grass just perfect
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m