Kensington Gardens

London Greater London, Hammersmith and Fulham W2 2UH United Kingdom

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  • Wifi

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“splendid royal park”

Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Kensington Gardens, one of the capital's eight Royal Parks. Kensington Palace, the Italian Gardens, Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue and the Serpentine Gallery are all located within its 242 acres. Planted with formal avenues of magnificent trees and ornamental flower beds, the gardens are also home to the popular Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground. William III bought what was originally part of Hyde Park in 1689.An asthma sufferer, the king found the location quiet and the air salubrious and so he commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to design the redbrick building that is Kensington Palace. Queen Anne enlarged the Palace Gardens by 'transferring' 30 acres from Hyde Park and was responsible for the creation of the Orangery in 1704.The Gardens are particularly popular for sunbathing and picnics in fine weather. It is also popular as a healthy walking route to work for commuters. The paths are used extensively by joggers and runners. Cycling is allowed on the designated path linking the Queen's Gate to West Carriage Drive, Mount Gate to the Broadwalk and the Broadwalk itself from Black Lion Gate to Palace Gate.Informal games do take place in the Gardens but are discouraged in view of the importance of the historic landscape and the desire to maintain their primary role as a peaceful refuge for people living, working or visiting Central London. The Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground is a fantastic adventure for kids up to the age of 12. Over 750,000 parents and children enjoy the playground each year.

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Reviewed by
stinger503

  • 10 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
August 31, 2014
Rated 4.0

Great place to have a bike ride or just relax!

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Reviewed by
Holly Howson

  • 41 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
December 16, 2018
Rated 5.0

Great place to visit, lots of space and different things to check out such as the various statues, gardens and the pond with lots of swans and ducks.

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Kensington Gardens

London Greater London
Hammersmith and Fulham
W2 2UH United Kingdom

Hours

Open now until 6:00 pm
  • Thu, Sat: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun, Tue, Fri: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Check In
3:00 pm
Check Out
11:00 am
Rooms Count
21
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Safe Box
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Currency Exchange
  • All Day Front Desk
  • Onsite Entertainment
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