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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Kensington Garden - Royal Garden in London

Kensington Garden spread over 275 acres, and lying to the west of the Hyde Park, is one of the royal parks. Its the setting for the Kensington palace. It also houses other attractions like the Italian Gardens, the Peter Pan Statue, the Albert Memorial, the Diana Playground and the Round Pound.





The Gardens are very popular for sunbathing and picnics in the summer weather. The park is also a favourite haunt for joggers and runners. Cycling is also allowed on a designated path thus making it a favourite for one and all.

Italian Fountains - an ornamental water garden with fountains, ponds and statues. It was inspired by Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert and was created in 1860-1861.






The bronze statue of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is one of the most popular statues in London. Peter Pan stands tall in a leafy glade about half way along the west bank of the Long Water.


Albert Memorial - it was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her husband - Prince Albert. The memorial is 176 feet tall and took over ten years to complete.



Kensington Gardens,
London W2 2UH
Tel +44 (0)20 7298 2000
Fax +44 (0)20 7724 2826

Opening time:
The park is open from 6am to dusk all year round.





 


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