About Kensington Gardens

History and Architecture

Kensington Gardens covers 242 acres and was originally part of Hyde Park. The Gardens with their magnificent trees are the setting for Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria who lived there until she became queen in 1837.

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Landscape History

Kensington Gardens began life as a King's playground but it was three royal women who created the elegant landscape we still enjoy today.

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Kensington Gardens in film

The elegant avenues and architecture of Kensington Gardens has featured in a number of blockbuster films including Finding Neverland, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Wimbledon.

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