Kensington Gardens, London

Kensington Gardens, London

Kensington Gardens comprise 265 acres of green space that includes numerous buildings and monuments. This was once the private garden of Kensington Palace. Today it is a public space where locals and tourists alike can enjoy art and history.

Visitors to Kensington Gardens have their choice of things to see and do. They can look for statues and monuments like The Albert Memorial, Peter Pan or Queen Caroline's Temple. They might prefer to take a stroll on the flower walk, which is a path populated by various blooms.

Another option is a visit to one of the art galleries in the gardens. The Serpentine Gallery and Serpentine Sackler Gallery have temporary exhibits that change throughout the year. Previous featured artists include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Man Ray and Andy Warhol.

Children can enjoy Kensington Gardens thanks to the Diana Memorial Playground, which offers a toddler area and a playground for older kids. They will also enjoy the fountains found throughout the gardens.

Why You Should Visit:
Fabulous place to take a walk or enjoy a picnic. Serene setting and beautifully maintained. Boating is one of the main attractions.

Opening Hours: daily: 6am - 7:45pm

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Sight Name: Kensington Gardens
Sight Location: London, England (See walking tours in London)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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