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Kensington Gardens
Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens

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Ranked #27 in London things to do
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London W2 2UH, UK
+44 300 061 2000
http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/kensington-gardens
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Kensington Gardens is often assumed to be a part of Hyde Park. The technicality arises from a sixteenth century decree that the parks were to be separate in name. The parks hold great significance in ... Read more
British history, as they were the location of multiple important protests and the famed Great Exhibition of 1851, a major turning point during the industrial revolution.

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Cleveland

It was a nice walk to see everything and relaxing. the Princess Diana fountain was awesome!

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Stroll through the magnificent landscapes of Kensington Gardens, past the Round Pond to the Flower Walk, which is always bursting with colour. Visit the Peter Pan statue and the Statue of Physical Energy as well as this summer's Christo & Jean Claude installation in the middle of the Serpentine

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New York City

I feel like these gardens are underrated. Most people go to Buckingham palace and roam around the gardens near by but the Kensington Gardens are stunning. It's definitely worth the stroll on a nice London day

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Spacious park next to Kensington Palace. Hire a bike and explore the park and adjoining Hyde Park. Choice of cafes and the Orangery next to Kensington Palace.

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Mero

Famous for Kensington Palace (the home of Princess Diana), this is only 15 minutes' walk away! Go to the Palace when you are there or just wander Hyde Park!

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Local from London

Kensington Gardens, once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, are among the Royal Parks of London, easy to reach from my house under 50 minutes by Train and Bus

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Charlotte

The gardens are breathtakingly beautiful! You can spend hours here taking in different views of flowers, greenery, water, and statues. Perfect for a leisurely outdoor walk.

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The San Francisco Bay Area

Visit the beautiful Kensington Gardens with a gorgeous vine covered tunnel and it's sunken garden. Also, we missed this, but the Princess Diana Memorial Playground looks amazing! Take the kids here to play in a Peter Pan inspired playground complete with a pirate ship.

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Gurugram

A very pretty park with a beautiful pond inside it. Must visit for people visiting London!

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Wolverhampton

I went looking for Hyde Park but I found Kensington Gardens instead and the place is wonderful :). Loved seeing the Prince Albert Statue :). The park is well preserved and a lovely location in London :).

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New York City

Kensington Garden is a extension of Hyde Park and house to the Kensington Palace.

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Berlin

I mistakenly thought that Hyde Park and the Kensington Gardens were the same thing but was happily proved wrong. The formal Italian gardens are fun as well as the different lanes and views to the palace. Perfect for a stroll.

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Reading

Technically a separate park but in effect it is the western end of Hyde Park. Worth visiting for Kensington Palace and the Fairy Tree.

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Local from London

I lived within walking distance (something I did not even realise) until a friend took me to The Orangery. Which was fantastic. If you're going to do tea and scones, in London, why not at the grounds of Kensington Palace? The gardens are also spectacular in the spring, do not miss!

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Local from London

Kensington Gardens is about 15 minutes walk away from my apartment. Exit the building, turn left, and walk all the way down Marloes Road. You will reach Kensington High Street - take a right and keep walking for 5 mins and you will see Kensington Gardens on your left, and you will see the famous Kensington Palace in the gardens, where Princess Diana used to live. Many other Royals still live there.

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Kensington Palace is beautiful, as are the gardens. Great place to spend part of the day and end it with afternoon tea at The Orangery!!!

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Brisbane

In front of the Kensignton Palace and adjacent to Hyde Park, the gardens are as much of an attraction as the palace itself. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, and relax

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Santa Clara

Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens is a lovely place to stroll around in London. I would suggest coming here in the morning when barely anyone is around so you feel like you have the park to yourself.

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Puerto Vallarta

The park really comes alive during the Christmas season. From late November through the beginning of January the park puts on a Winter Wonderland! It was very well done and nicely set up but it was a bit crowded and expensive.

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Andreas

There is a fantastic memorial garden/playground for Princess Diana complete with a Peter Pan pirate ship, even a unique play area for special need kids. It's the perfect spot for a family picnic...and it's free!

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