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.
Tours to Kensington Gardens
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
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Kensington Gardens reviews
What a lovely time we had today with this bus tour.....my husband and I did the bus, the river cruise, and the london eye. The tour guide was extremely informative and knew his history well. I highly.... more
What a lovely time we had today with this bus tour.....my husband and I did the bus, the river cruise, and the london eye. The tour guide was extremely informative and knew his history well. I highly.... more »
Very tidy beautiful open space and lovely old trees. Rubbish free. All the toilets were closed on Bank Holiday Monday 1 May 2023 with no notice of this anywhere until you reached the toilets. Pretty..... more
Very tidy beautiful open space and lovely old trees. Rubbish free. All the toilets were closed on Bank Holiday Monday 1 May 2023 with no notice of this anywhere until you reached the toilets. Pretty..... more »
Beautiful garden at Kensington Garden. Happy we were able to walk through for free. Princess Diana lived here with the boys when they were younger. We did not go through the exhibit inside, but there.... more
Beautiful garden at Kensington Garden. Happy we were able to walk through for free. Princess Diana lived here with the boys when they were younger. We did not go through the exhibit inside, but there.... more »
Very nice park, where you can walk, have a picnic or ride a bike. There also ducks that you can feed, crows and squirrels to be found and photographed 🥰 When I visit London I try to spend some time on these beautiful open parks
I felt that Kensington Gardens is more of Princess Diana Memorial. I could feel such deep connection with the princess while walking around here, imagining how she must have walked around the same garden trails. It was a peaceful, nice walk. I do think that a lot more could be done to enhance the garden though.
This is a lovely garden. It was a lovely and sunny Friday, and there were a lot of people enjoying the sunshine with friends and loved ones. There is an Italian cafe and an ice cream van near where we were. The garden was clean as well. We enjoyed our walk.
Lovely Italian gardens just as you go in very near Lancaster gate tube station. Plenty of benches around the fountains, but you can also hire deck chairs by the hour, or just find a shady spot under a tree
The Italian Garden in Kensington Park is absolutely beautiful and kind of next to Hyde Park. A must-visit to take in the sun and weather on a good day. Plenty of benches to do some people-watching. Although a bit pricey, there are few better things than soft-serve ice cream with a chocolate flake while taking in the scenery!
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