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I kept reading that there was a statue of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens but had somehow never come across it during my visits so this time I made a point to consult the map at the entrance and find it.

The author of Peter Pan, JM Barrie, commissioned George Frampton to create the statue of Peter Pan playing the pipes surrounded by fairies and animals for Kensington Gardens where he met Michael Llewelyn Davies, the inspiration for the boy who would never grow up. He had it installed secretly in the dead of night so that on May 1, 1912 it appeared as if by magic. If you've not seen Finding Neverland with Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, I'd highly recommend it, it's the story of the author's relationship with the Davies family.

The statue in Kensington Gardens is one of seven statues cast from a mold by sculptor George Frampton. The other six can be found in Liverpool, England; Brussels, Belgium; Camden, New Jersey; Perth, Australia; Toronto, Canada and Bowring Park in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

Address: Kensington Gardens
Directions: On the west bank of the Long Water in the northeast section of Kensington Gardens

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  • Updated Sep 8, 2007
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