Kensington Gardens, once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, are among the Royal Parks of London. The gardens are shared by the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and sit immediately to the west of Hyde Park, in western central London. The gardens cover an area of 107 hectares (265 acres). The open spaces of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park, and St. James's Park together form an almost continuous "green lung" in the heart of London. Kensington Gardens are Grade I listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
Kensington Gardens are generally regarded as being the western extent of the neighbouring Hyde Park from which they were originally taken, with West Carriage Drive (The Ring) and the Serpentine Bridge forming the boundary between them. The Gardens are fenced and more formal than Hyde Park. Kensington Gardens are open only during the hours of daylight, whereas Hyde Park is open from 5 am until midnight all year round.
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Zoe forever | May 13, 2018
I love Kensington Gardens. It is magical. A very special place. From elfin tree to Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. So much art, culture, history, memorials and wildlife. A serene space in a busy city
Steve Hyson | Mar 28, 2018
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.
GM Jones | May 11, 2018
Outstanding, beautiful green space. Lovely sunken garden. Palace has Diana connections & is open to us underclasses. Plenty of pricey stuff for American tourists in the gift shop. Well maintained loos. Very good cafeteria, not massively expensive, baguettes and sarnies very nice, you can eat outside by the sunken garden. For those with somewhat camp tastes who are there for Diana can take a wander near Holland Park for the Dusty Springfield blue plaque. PD James and Bill Brandt plaques nearby too.
Siarhei Krukau | May 14, 2018
Wonderful, beautiful, fantastic, astonishing place. Full of ambient sounds of wind, trees, birds and water. Carbon Based Lifeforms has a track about it, and it conveys the atmosphere of this park. Princess's Diana memorial and small Royal palace with flower greenhouse is located at the west of the park. There is also a Prince Albert's statue nearby. Hyde Park is located to the east, right around the Serpentine Lake, that separates them.
Stefi Jay | Mar 13, 2018
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.
Lucy Ash | Jun 11, 2018
amazing place. we found a place where is a lot of parrots whom you can feed with apples or special bird seeds. They are just happy to sit on your hand. Lovely experience for kids and adults. Defiantly will visit this place again and again this summer. Overall park it's self is just huge and beautiful. Great size play ground I think 2 or 3 different. Public toilets are clean. Few cafeterias for snacks and hot/cold drinks. Highly recommended for everyone
Kenneth R. Muggeridge | Jun 9, 2018
Very nice park located close to the Royal College of Music music school, the Royal Albert Hall and the Natural History Museum. The park itself is a magical and unique place in the middle of a large and noisy city. It is a perfect place for long romantic walks, as well as for those seeking a rest. You can also see swans and parrots here. In the park there is also a charming artificial lake.
Vanessa Rigby | Jun 10, 2018
Amazing children's park with fantastic security, small fair rides, beautiful fountains, plenty of picnic space to make a few reasons we visited the gardens. The whole family loved our day out, we suggest you take some sunflower seeds to feed the parakeets as they will fly to your hands!
Lukasz Skarbonkiewicz | Jun 5, 2018
Nice open spaces with plenty of footpaths for those long summer evening walks. The lake near by is tranquil and a perfect getaway for a few hours of tranquility and peace. Almost makes you forget you that you live in one of the most busiest cities in the world. Nice photo opportunities and selfies with the local ducks and swans, the baby ones are especially cute 😊
Richard Bahous | Jun 21, 2018
Sometimes on some days when I feel I needn't work and wonder what to do instead, I often take my bike and cycle to the park which is relatively close by . l normally dismount and walk towards the round pond, prior to which there is always a deserted spot nearby where the grass is high and a small patch already partially flattened. I lay the bicycle down, rest my head against the saddle and drift away beneath the sun. The simple things are always best.
Joe Walker | Jun 22, 2018
Beautiful location to take some of the stress out of London. Plenty of nice walks to monuments or views. Bring an apple and you can hand feed parakeets here too. (Search google for best locations)
Joss Antony | Jul 9, 2018
Beautiful garden with lakes, birds and arts. Excellent place for families and friends. Boating is one of the best attraction. Some area for people those who want to chill out.
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