The Kensington Gardens were once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, but now this beautiful scenic area is open to members of the public, meaning it’s possible for you to explore on your next trip to London.
Kensington Gardens is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers a massive area of 265 acres. Its gardens are shared between the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and are located to the west of Hyde Park.
When you have a spare day or even a few hours to wile away, why not get lost in this beautiful garden before heading back to your room at the Park Grand Kensington Hotel which is located nearby for an evening of relaxation?
Central London is dotted with beautiful green spaces and gardens so here’s our guide for those of you who want to smell the roses during their trip.
Kensington Gardens :-
There is plenty to see and do in Kensington Gardens so there is no reason why you can’t make a full day out of a visit here.
If you are interested in contemporary art and architecture, then visit the Serpentine Galleries and spend some time learning about the history and heritage of Kensington Palace.
Taking the kids for a day out? Take advantage of the Diana Playground, where the little ones can have loads of fun exploring the huge wooden pirate ship, sensory trail and play sculptures here all of which are inspired by Peter Pan.
The park even has its very own allotment where you can learn about growing fruits and vegetables and even visit the chickens that reside here!
After a jam-packed day spent taking in all that the Kensington Gardens have to offer why not head back to one of our hotels in earls court to wind down and talk about your day exploring one of London’s most beautiful areas?
Chelsea Physic Garden :-
This beautiful space holds the esteemed title of being Britain’s second-oldest surviving botanical garden, so is well worth a visit while you are in the area. It was founded in 1673 and contains a collection of around 5,000 different edible, useful, medicinal and historical plants, which are housed within its sheltering walls. After enjoying a relaxing stroll around the beautiful gardens, enjoy a spot of lunch at the award-winning Tangerine Dream Café.
The Phoenix Garden :-
This community garden was established in 1984 and is situated in St Giles behind the Phoenix Theatre. It’s a great spot for sitting and relaxing with a picnic. Be sure admire all of the wildlife that resides here including bees, birds and the West End’s only frogs!
Postman’s Park :-
This park is near to St Paul’s Cathedral and is a shady retreat from the bustling London streets. It is home to the Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice by George Frederick Watts, which was built in 1900. Relax on one of the many park benches here and admire the seasonal bedding display which is a centrepiece in the garden.