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Kensington Gardens

West Carriage Drive, London W2 2UH
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  • Kensington GardensPro 2014
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    Technically a separate park but in effect it is the western end of Hyde Park. Worth visiting for Kensington Palace and the Fairy Tree.

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    I lived within walking distance (something I did not even realise) until a friend took me to The Orangery. Which was fantastic. If you're going to do tea and scones, in London, why not at the grounds of Kensington Palace? The gardens are also spectacular in the spring, do not miss!

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  • Kensington Gardens

    Kensington Gardens is about 15 minutes walk away from my apartment. Exit the building, turn left, and walk all the way down Marloes Road. You will reach Kensington High Street - take a right and keep walking for 5 mins and you will see Kensington Gardens on your left, and you will see the famous Kensington Palace in the gardens, where Princess Diana used to live. Many other Royals still live there.

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    Kensington Palace is beautiful, as are the gardens. Great place to spend part of the day and end it with afternoon tea at The Orangery!!!

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    In front of the Kensignton Palace and adjacent to Hyde Park, the gardens are as much of an attraction as the palace itself. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, and relax

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    Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens is a lovely place to stroll around in London. I would suggest coming here in the morning when barely anyone is around so you feel like you have the park to yourself.

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    The park really comes alive during the Christmas season. From late November through the beginning of January the park puts on a Winter Wonderland! It was very well done and nicely set up but it was a bit crowded and expensive.

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    There is a fantastic memorial garden/playground for Princess Diana complete with a Peter Pan pirate ship, even a unique play area for special need kids. It's the perfect spot for a family picnic...and it's free!

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    London has more green space per square mile than any other major city besides Stockholm. The parks here in general are pretty amazing. Kensington Gardens is one of my favorite, particularly in the autumn when the leaves turn brilliant reds and oranges. You can grab some takeaway and some wine from the Whole Foods on Kensington High Street and have an awesome picnic. Kensington Gardens is also a great place to go with kids in London. It has a big pond with ducks and geese, as well as an amazing playground (see Diana, Princess of Wales Playground).

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    The Royal Borough has so much to offer. From Harrods to Portobello, from Kensington Palace to Hyde Park. Shopping, restaurants and great Pubs. We have it all!

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    Great park in the middle of the city close the charging of the Guards. A great option to walk in the morning or the end of the afternoon.

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    Strepitosi giardini all'italiana con bellissimi giochi d'acqua e nelle fontane anche alcuni piccoli ospiti starnazzanti!

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    This was once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, is one of the Royal Parks of London, lying immediately to the west of Hyde Park. Make sure you see the Peter Pan sculpture.

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    It's practically the Westernmost part of Hyde Park, containing Kensington Palace, today famous for being the residence of Lady Di.

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    Loved the River Thames because you can just room around it...and everything you need to do was just there...I like the bridge.

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    I really loved spending time in Hyde Park. One of my best memories from my most recent trip to London was renting bikes here and exploring the park, which is quite large (much larger than I anticipated).

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  • Kensington Gardens

    Beautiful park with lush grounds and flowers. Great destination if you're looking to relax from the hustle of London and need some open space. Lots of benches, lush lawns and flowers to admire plus a Peter Pan statue as well.

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    Gotta go to Hyde Park, it's great for a picnic or just a stroll, but most of all, go to the speakers corner and listen to the crazies talk crazy, it's lots of fan! I think it happens on Sunday mornings only though.

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    I like the Hyde Park, maybe because sometimes you can see someone stands on a box and tells the world his/hers opinion.
    Nice play to enjoy a sunny morning (not typical to London but you can still find some days like that).

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    Whenever I am in London I try to get a hotel near Hyde Park to have opportunity to walk thru the park. Park is of course just a park but it is very peaceful to walk in. The park is amazing in autumn when leaves are changing colors and it is great at any other times of the year. It is huge compared to most of the parks in the center of any European city. One thing to note is that there are only very few cafeterias etc within the park so prepare accordingly - it can be half an hour walk to get to next open cafeteria which might also be full of people trying to get their coffee. The most convenient places to stay in recent years have been hotels near south Kensington station. From there it is a nice 45 minute walk to the start of Oxford street.

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Kensington Gardens is often assumed to be a part of Hyde Park. The technicality arises from a sixteenth century decree that the parks were to be separate in name. The parks hold great significance in British history, as they were the location of multiple important protests and the famed Great Exhibition of 1851, a major turning point during the industrial revolution.

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