Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens © Little Me Big City

Directly adjacent to Hyde Park (they share the Serpentine Lake), Kensington Gardens is the home of Kensington Palace, two playgrounds (the famous Diana, Princess of Wales’ Memorial Playground and the more basic Buckhill Playground), the Italian Gardens, Peter Pan Statue and the Serpentine Galleries. The 7 mile, Diana Memorial Walk also winds through the Gardens as well as other Royal Parks. If all that sounds like too much hard walk, hire a deck chair, have a picnic and let your little ones play on the grass. There are tfamily friendly eateries, the laid back Broadwalk Cafe which does yummy kids pizza meals (and pizza for grown-ups too!) next to the Diana Playground, the cafe inside Kensington Palace and the more formal Orangery at Kensington Palace.

Address: Kensington Gardens, London, W2 2UH
Telephone:  0300 061 2000

Opening hours: Daily 6.00-dusk (which varies throughout the year)
Getting there:  5 minute walk from Queensway tube station (Central line) or 10 minutes walk from High Street Kensington (District and Circle line). NB. These stations are not step-free.

Age range: Any age
Cost: Free

Facilities: Wheelchair access, family friendly cafes, refreshment points, drinking fountains, toilets, accesible toilets

Where next? Pop over into Hyde Park for the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain or head to Harrods for a retail fix.

(Please note: whilst we regularly check our listings for accuracy, we always recommend you check the finer details directly with the venue before setting out! Information last updated February 2017.)                                                 .