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"Kensington Gardens" Kensington Palace & Gardens Tip by Dabs

Kensington Palace & Gardens, London: 125 reviews and 263 photos

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I've been through Kensington Gardens oodles of times on various visits to London, we've stayed close by several times and it's a lovely place to stroll through on a warm sunny day. When the weather turns nice, it doesn't seem to matter whether it's a weekday or a weekend, the parks are jammed with people trying to get a little sun and fresh air, they are there with their dogs playing fetch, kids playing with model boats on the round pond, people sunbathing in the grass or queing for tea at the Orangery.

Hyde Park is right next door and you pass freely between the two, I started my most recent walk at the Italian Gardens on the north end, along the Long Water, around the Serpentine in Hyde Park, past the Diana Memorial and then back into Kensington Gardens to see Peter Pan, past the Physical Energy sculpture and then over to the Orangery at Kensington Palace for tea.

After tea I visited the elaborate Albert Memorial, built by Queen Victoria in 1876 for her beloved husband who died in 1861, is across from Royal Albert Hall on the south side of the park.

Address: Kensington
Directions: Closest tubes:
Lancaster Gate & Queensway - Central Line
Bayswater - District Line
High Street Kensington - Circle and District Lines

Phone: +00 44 (0)844 482 7777

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 10, 2007
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