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Opening hours

The park is open from 6am to dusk all year round.

Between October 2019 and March 2020 when clocks revert to Greenwich Mean Time the park will be closed at the following times:

Date Closing Time
27 October (British Summer Time ends) 17:00
28 October - 3 November 17:00
4 November - 10 November 16:45
11 November - 17 November 16:30
18 November - 29 December 16:15
30 December - 12 January 16:30
Date Closing Time
13 January - 19 January 16:45
20 January - 26 January 17:00
27 January - 2 February 17:15
3 February - 9 February 17:30
10 February - 23 February 17:45
 
Date Closing Time
24 February - 1 March 18:00
2 March - 8 March 18:15
9 March - 15 March 18:30
16 March - 28 March 18:45
29 March (British Summer Time begins) 20:00
 

Click here to download and print the timetable above. The closing times from April 2020 until October 2020 will be announced in March 2020.

The park office is open daily from 08:00 to 16:00 (excluding weekends).

If you find yourself in the park after the gates are closed, there are turnstile gates located at Temple Gate, Black Lion Gate, Orme Square Gate, Palace Gate and Marlborough Gate (view park map) which will allow you to exit the park.

Getting there

Kensington Gardens is readily accessible by public transport. There are a number of tube stations and bus stops that surround the park.

Postcode for electronic device users is W2 2UH, but note this is for guidance only as the gardens cover a large area

Parking is available for disabled drivers at Queen's Gate or along West Carriage Drive in the designated bays.

By Tube

The tube stations that surround Kensington Gardens are:

  • Lancaster Gate & Queensway (Central Line)
  • Bayswater (District Line)
  • High Street Kensington (Circle and District Lines)

By Bus

  • 9 Aldwych - Hammersmith
  • 10 Hammersmith - Kings Cross
  • 27 Chalk Farm -Turnham Green
  • 28 Harrow Road (Prince of Wales) - Wandsworth
  • 31 Notting Hill Gate - Camden Town
  • 49 Shepherd's Bush - Wandsworth
  • 52 Victoria - Willesden
  • 70 South Kensington - Acton
  • 94 Piccadilly Circus- Acton Green
  • 148 Victoria - Shepherd's Bush
  • 274 Angel Islington - Lancaster Gate
  • 360 Elephant and Castle - Royal Albert Hall
  • 390 Notting Hill Gate - Archway

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