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Kensington Gardens, London

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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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  • The Park is very beautiful and adjacent to Hyde Park. Also here, it is nicely a round walk or just relax. The art garden which is located in the Manor House is very nice. In the winter, a string of lights is attached at the rose vines
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  • beautiful grounds, including numerous sports fields. it was a joy just to walk on a sunday afternoon very nice touches  more »
  • Beautifully landscaped park with Lake, monuments and beautiful spot, even though it is late winter still somewhat dreary and barren. But definitely recommended for a stroll
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  • A wonderful park to wander around. I particularly like the memorial to Princess Diana. Although it's in Central London it's big enough to have a bit of a rural feel in some parts. Great place to bring your children on a sunny day. Or enjoy a picnic before going to a show at the Royal Albert Hall.
  • I was only here for a short stroll around the park. Beautiful green space. Great people watching. Will certainly make an effort to return when I have the opportunity. Nice escape from the city with lots of space for everyone. Really enjoyed admiring the architecture and gorgeous lawns.
  • On a beautiful day Kensington Gardens is wonderful. Lots of different areas. Kids should love the lake with ducks, geese and swans. Squirrels are very tame also. The serpentine also has paddle boats for rent. Has everything you would want in a park
  • Quite nice to stroll through the park rather than the busy roads.. Quite pretty and I'm sure will be lovely to visit when the weather was nicer. There's a few cafes inside the park dotted around, they're really nice, good coffee and food, little on the expensive side tbh but worth it. Its not the over priced rubbish you get.
  • Awesome area for spend lovely time, just walk or picnic. I recommend once come for everyone. Take pictures of beautiful green London area.
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