Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens Kensington London W2 3XA

One of London's best features is it's parks and Kensington is blessed with the expansive green lung that is Kensington Gardens – a cracking place for a walk whatever the weather. On its western edge you'll find Kensington Palace and the Diana Memorial Playground, complete with pirate ship and beach, and heading east will quickly reach such attractions at the Serpentine Gallery and Albert Memorial. At the Long Water the park becomes Hyde Park and at this furthest edge you'll find the Italian Gardens, complete with fountains, ponds and statues, and a bronze sculpture of Peter Pan, donated by the author JM Barrie in 1912. If you're feeling peckish, call in to the Broadwalk Cafe near the playground, which has a large outdoor seating area and extensive children's menu.

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