Kensington Gardens

 
 
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Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 3HJ
 
 
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6am to dusk all year round
 

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Kensington GardensTechnically two different parks, back from the monks of Westminster Abbey, and began using it for hunting. In 1728, George II's wife Queen Caroline engineered the introduction of water to the park by channelling a stream to create the Long Water and Serpentine. Public use of the park was banned in the 18th century and then only introduced years later to a contingent of 'respectably dressed folk'. The situation now couldn't be more different. From formally dressed horse-riders to scantily clad sunbathers, this area attracts and welcomes everyone. Its central location means the park lures in folk from every walk of life and, as a result, is one of the most colourful, dynamic and fascinating green spaces in London. A full complement of events including free guided walks, concerts, workshops and entertainments complete the picture.

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Sunbathing and swimming, horse-riding and rollerblading, ducks, deckchairs, monuments and galleries.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Queensway Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Bayswater Underground Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arthur Court NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
Bayswater Road NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Thistle Kensington Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £76  23% off
104 Bayswater Road, W2 | 4 minutes from Kensington Gardens
Overlooking the gardens surrounding Kensington Palace, this modern hotel is only a few minutes walk from Queensway and not much further from Bayswater Tube station making ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Hyde Park Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  29% off
129 Bayswater Road, W2 | 5 minutes from Kensington Gardens
Housed in a historical listed building overlooking Hyde Park, the Hilton London Hyde Park is an attractive redbrick building that still has many of its period ... More
 
 
 
Lancaster Gate Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £42  29% off
66 Lancaster Gate, W2 | 5 minutes from Kensington Gardens
The pillared Georgian façade of this hotel fits in perfectly with the grandeur of its location, just a short walk from the glories of Hyde Park, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Perks Field
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kensington Palace Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Gardens
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Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Gardens
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
 
 
 
Queens Ice Rink And Bowl
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
17 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 | 6 minutes from Kensington Gardens
A huge ice rink, a bowling alley, plenty of arcade machines and a pizza restaurant - Queens Ice and Bowl has just about everything a teenager ... More
 
 
 
Leisurebox
London > Leisure > Activities
17 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 | 6 minutes from Kensington Gardens
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Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Gardens
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Victoriana: Science And Seance
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 13th February 2016 - 11am-12.30pm
Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Gardens
Discover how science, religion, fanaticism and the supernatural co-existed in Victorian society....More
 
 
 
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Victoriana: Scullery Maids And Suffragettes
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Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Gardens
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London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Bayswater Road, Paddington, London W2 | 1 minute from Kensington Gardens
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Diana, Princess Of Wales Memorial Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Nr Black Lion Gate Broad Walk, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, London W2 | 5 minutes from Kensington Gardens
This truly magical place is a kiddie's wonderland and the ideal jaunt for family fun. The focal point of the commemorative Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Palace State Apartments
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Gardens
Originally a private country house, public visitors are now warmly welcomed into Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to Princess Diana between 1981 ... More
 
 
 
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London Skate Centre
London > Shopping > Specialists
27 Leinster Terrace, Bayswater, London W2 | 5 minutes from Kensington Gardens
Skates for sale or hire, clothing, ice hockey and skateboarding equipment, coupled with some wicked premises make this a classy skate shop. ... More
 
 
 
Boots
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
115 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 | 6 minutes from Kensington Gardens
Britain’s largest pharmacy chain. Stocks prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as a comprehensive range of health and beauty products. It also develops photographs at in-store ... More
 
 
 
Boots
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
75 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 | 6 minutes from Kensington Gardens
Britain’s largest pharmacy chain. Stocks prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as a comprehensive range of health and beauty products. It also develops photographs at in-store ... More
 
 
 
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Mandarin Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
14 Queensway, Paddington, London W2 | 5 minutes from Kensington Gardens
This busy, inexpensive restaurant in Bayswater is the place to go for a seafood blow-out. The house specialty is lobster, and it’s said they sell more ... More
 
 
 
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New Fortune Cookie
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
1 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 | 5 minutes from Kensington Gardens
Chinese cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Royal China
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
13 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 | 5 minutes from Kensington Gardens
Royal China run a chain of restaurants, each with impeccable standards of food preparation and service, and in any of the various branches you are guaranteed ... More
 
 
 
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Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Gardens
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Queens Ice Rink And Bowl
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The Churchill Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Kensington Gardens
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The Windsor Castle
London > Nightlife > Pubs
114 Campden Hill Road, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Kensington Gardens
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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 13 minutes from Kensington Gardens
High up on a wall, behind the counter of this opulent, smart Victorian pub is a clock dated 1864. A framed copy of the Sun newspaper ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix
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51 Moscow Road, Bayswater, London W2 | 8 minutes from Kensington Gardens
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London > Business > Venue Hire
129 Bayswater Road, Bayswater, Bayswater, London W2 | 5 minutes from Kensington Gardens
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Gardens
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