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Kensington Gardens

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Address: The Magazine Storeyard | Magazine Gate, London W2 UH, England
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+44 20 7298 2100
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

Separated from Hyde Park by the Serpentine, a lake used by boaters and...

Separated from Hyde Park by the Serpentine, a lake used by boaters and swimmers, this park is calmer and more peaceful than its neighbor, and features many attractions including a statue of Peter Pan, Albert Memorial and the Serpentine Art Gallery.

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My hotel while staying in London was directly across the road from here. The Diana Memorial Garden was looking impressive when I was there. There is a little café where you get a... read more

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County Dublin, Ireland
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County Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My hotel while staying in London was directly across the road from here. The Diana Memorial Garden was looking impressive when I was there. There is a little café where you get a coffee and cake, a little pricey but what the hell!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the second time we went there, and again we were truly well impressed. The garden arrangements, the care with the flowers, cleaningness creates such atmosphere. Worth to spend at least half a day walking slowly, just admiring the place.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked through the park by chance on a recent visit to London. It was a lovely, sunny afternoon, and although the park was busy with families and couples enjoying a taste of early summer, there was plenty of room for everyone. We loved that this huge open green space was accessible from the centre of our great capital city.... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ideal place to relax and read a book if the weather is right. beautiful mature trees and plants. well looked after

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved the gardens. So lovely. I met a wonderful friend there that I had not seen in 18 years and it was wonderful catching up in such a gorgeous environment.

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

while you have a good sunny day in the gardens you can pop in to see kensington palace. There is a very good exhibition going on, of Lady D's dresses

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Italian Garden is a highlight, a romantic spot that memorializes the affection between Queen Victoria and her husband and consort, Prince Albert.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had read about this garden, planted to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Diana's death. It is a beautiful design with lovely planting. Amenities are nearby.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to go and visit Kensington Gardens! All these flowers and amazingly put palm trees - breathtaking

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not in the many many times that I visit London had the chance to go to Kensington Gardens. I am glad I did. There was a Princess Di exhibition going on re her Fashion Iconsim so I took the chance to do that and also see the gardens. It was also a nice warm day. I am glad... More 

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