There are many places in London to see beautiful scenery and amazing landmarks but there’s nowhere quite like Kensington Gardens. Locals will tell you how great the area is and how it’s packed full of great things to do and places to see.
When you set off from our hotels near Hogarth Road on your London travels, be sure to take a trip to Kensington Gardens for a day of culture, beauty and fun. It can be difficult planning your time so we’ve put together a list of the best things to see so you know what to look for when you get there.
Diana Memorial Playground
For a fun-filled afternoon in the sun, be sure to stop by this playground if you’re travelling to the Park Grand Kensington London with the kids. The park was commissioned and built in memory of the beloved Princess Diana and her amazing sense of caring and openness. Over a million people visit the park every year and it’s no wonder with the amount of fun activities and obstacles on offer there. The Peter Pan inspired park features a big pirate ship and set of Native American tepees, so the kids can run around and get lost in a world of imagination.
The gardens are located next to the beautiful Kensington Palace, which is the official residence of numerous royal family members. It also serves as a public gallery, showcasing some of the best works from the royal collection. Take a trip through time and into the world of the royal family as you browse historic artefacts, famous portraits and gorgeous antiques. If you really want to make the most of your visit to the Park Grand Kensington London be sure to check out our list of the best things to see at Kensington Palace.
Peter Pan Statue
The boy who never grew up can be found immortalised in bronze on the bank of the Long Water River in the beautiful Kensington Park. Everybody loves the tales of Peter Pan and his many adventures in Neverland and now you can take your kids to see a statue of the boy in green tights up close. The creator of Peter Pan, JM Barrie was a local resident and spent a lot of time strolling through Kensington Gardens, which provided the inspiration for the fantastic stories he created. In 1912 he commissioned Sir George Frampton to create the statue, which has sat in Kensington Gardens ever since.
For fans of contemporary art, this is a must see. The Serpentine Galleries have become a leading institution for modern art in London and often showcase work from some of the country’s best rising talents. Since being established in 1970 the galleries have worked with over 1,600 artists to bring locals and visitors alike breathtaking collections of art. Be sure to stay at the forefront of modern art in London and take a trip to this beautiful house of art.
Link to blog ‘5 things to see at Kensington Palace’