Kensington Gardens / Hyde Park

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by jim on April 1, 2002

This is London's version of New York's Central Park. It is a massive park (7 miles around) with numerous gardens, monuments, lakes, paths and everything else you would expect in a beautiful park. Plus, you can visit Kensington Palace for some insight into Royal living.

My favorite sites included the Albert Memorial (see below), the Serpentine (the large lake), the Italian fountains, and the Garden walk. Every direction you turn you will find something interesting or historical. You will also find gardens galore with a surprisingly beautiful selection of flowers. Finally, you will see people relaxing, rollerblading, kissing, talking and generally just having a good time.

Take your time and walk around the park. End up in the Southeast corner and walk through Wellington's Arch into Green Park (next to Buckingham Palace) if you want even more gardens and park space.

Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
W Carriage Drive
London, England, W2 2UH
+44 20 7298 2100

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