Kensington Gardens began life as a King's playground but it was three Queens who created the elegant landscape we still enjoy today. For over a century Kensington Gardens was actually a part of Hyde Park, this changed in 1969 when King William and Queen Mary decided to create a second, separate park. After buying Nottingham House and renaming it Kensington Palace they then decided to make that their main home in London. To accommodate William, Mary created a garden in a Dutch style to make the King feel more at home.
Attractions include: Kensington Palace, Diana Memorial Playground, Italian Gardens, The Albert Memorial, The Allotment in Kensington Gardens, The Peter Pan Statue, The Arch by Henry Moore.
The next time you plan your stay in Mercure London Hyde Park be sure to visit Kensington Gardens, just a short walk from our doors and a lovely Royal Park and key tourist attraction.Book Now