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Kensington Gardens, London

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Take respite from the bustling city in one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. William III purchased the area in 1689 to be made into the private gardens of Kensington Palace; the asthmatic King enjoyed its tranquility and salubrious air. Today, Kensington Gardens serve as a peaceful refuge for all people living in, working in, or visiting Central London. Stroll through the avenues of trees and ornamental flower beds, pop into the Serpentine Gallery, and take in some of the Gardens’ most famous landmarks including the Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue, and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground. Before you head to London, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly London trip itinerary builder app, to make sure you see all that London has to offer, including Kensington Gardens.
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  • The gardens are nice to walk although things like the Kensington Palace cost money to enter. The gardens are enjoyable and probably should be on most itineraries if you visit London. 
    The gardens are nice to walk although things like the Kensington Palace cost money to enter. The gardens are enjoyable and probably should be on most itineraries if you visit London.  more »
  • Unfortunately due to the extremely hot weather which seemed to have scorched all the grass, so there was nothing green and none of the flowers which we expected to see. This said it was beautiful and....  more
    Unfortunately due to the extremely hot weather which seemed to have scorched all the grass, so there was nothing green and none of the flowers which we expected to see. This said it was beautiful and....  more »
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  • Such a wonderful, peaceful area to sit and relax. Grab a cup of coffee from the Italian Gardens Cafe, then sit and unwind listening to the sounds of the water features and passing people's. Beautiful area, wonderful moment to rest.
  • It's so huge, it feels like it will take 2 days to cover the entire garden, may be I am exaggerating a little bit. It's worth a visit. Recommended to get a cycle or something so that you can quickly check out the entire area.

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