Kensington Gardens

Technically separate, Kensington Gardens is the western end of Hyde Park. You may walk between Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park without realising it. It's home to Kensington Palace (former home of Princess Diana) and the famous Round Pond.

At the north end of the Gardens is a large well equipped playground for children which was lavishly rebuilt in 2000 as an early memorial to Princess Diana. It is known as the Peter Pan Playground because the original playground was created in 1906 with money from Sir James Matthew Barrie, the author of Peter Pan.

At the south end of the gardens is the Round Pond. This is the place to go in Central London to sail model boats or watch others sailing them.

The park also has a famous statue of the everlasting boy Peter Pan by the artist Sir George Frampton.

To the west of Kensington Gardens (down Notting Hill Gate and then Holland Park Avenue) lies Holland Park.

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