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Kensington Gardens, London

4.7
#4 of 183 in Parks in London
Garden · Hidden Gem · Park
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 must have the poshest ice-cream vans in London, including one which has the body of a classic Rolls Royce!! We had been to visit the Palace, now it has reopened, and took the...  more »
  • We walked alongside the Serpentine to the Italian Garden and then along the North edge to Queensway. Toilets and cafe was open. It was busy but easy enough to socially distance. Flower beds look...  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.

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