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Kensington Gardens

Covering 111 hectares (275 acres), Kensington Gardens is planted with formal avenues of magnificent trees and ornamental flower beds. It is a perfect setting for Kensington Palace, peaceful Italian Gardens, the Albert Memorial, Peter Pan statue and the Serpentine Gallery.

William III bought what was originally part of Hyde Park in 1689.

An asthma sufferer, the king found the location quiet and the air salubrious and so he commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to design the redbrick building that is Kensington Palace. Queen Anne enlarged the Palace Gardens by 'transferring' 30 acres from Hyde Park and was responsible for the creation of the Orangery in 1704.

The Gardens are particularly popular for sunbathing and picnics in fine weather. It is also popular as a healthy walking route to work for commuters. The paths are used extensively by joggers and runners. Cycling is allowed on the designated path linking the Queen's Gate to West Carriage Drive, Mount Gate to the Broadwalk and the broadwalk itself from Black Lion Gate to Palace Gate.

Informal games do take place in the Gardens but are discouraged in view of the importance of the historic landscape and the desire to maintain their primary role as a peaceful refuge for people living, working or visiting Central London.

The Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground is a fantastic adventure for kids up to the age of 12. Over 70,000 youngsters enjoy the playground each year.
Attractions
Victoria & Albert Museum
The London Eye
Buckingham Palace
Kings Road
Science Museum

Parks
Hyde Park
St James Park
Kensington Gardens
Physic Gardens

Eating Out
Harvey Nichols
Amaya
Zuma
Maroush
Sale e Pepe
Bibendum

Shopping
Harrods
Harvey Nichols
Sloane Street
Peter Jones
Selfridges

Cinemas
Kensington Odeon
Fulham CIneworld
Chelsea Cinema
Haymarket Cinema
Curzon Mayfair





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