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See also Kensington Gardens, South Australia, a suburb of Adelaide, Australia Kensington Gardens is a suburb of Adelaide in the City of Burnside, Australia. ... Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1. ...


Kensington Gardens, once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, is one of the Royal Parks of London, lying immediately to the west of Hyde Park. Most of it is in the City of Westminster, but a small section to the west is in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It covers 275 acres (1.1 km²). The south facade of the main block of Kensington Palace, seen through Jean Tijous wrought iron gates. ... The Royal Parks of London are lands originally owned by the monarchy of England or the United Kingdom for the recreation of the royal family. ... “Hyde Park” redirects here. ... The City of Westminster is a London borough with city status, situated to the west of the City of London and north of the River Thames. ... The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (often abbreviated to RBKC) is a London borough in the west side of central London. ...

The Albert Memorial at the south-east corner of Kensington Gardens, opposite the Royal Albert Hall
The Albert Memorial at the south-east corner of Kensington Gardens, opposite the Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gardens in the summer.
Kensington Gardens in the summer.
The gardens and palace in winter
The gardens and palace in winter

The park is famous to generations of British schoolchildren as the setting of J.M. Barrie's book Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, a prelude to the character's famous adventures in Neverland. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2080x2376, 1405 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Albert Memorial Kensington Gardens Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2080x2376, 1405 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Albert Memorial Kensington Gardens Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, London, England, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. ... The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences is an arts venue dedicated to Queen Victorias husband and consort, Prince Albert. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... Summer is one of the four seasons of the year. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1757x1173, 459 KB) Kensington Palace in winter, Kensington Gardens, London, UK. Taken by contributor 1986. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1757x1173, 459 KB) Kensington Palace in winter, Kensington Gardens, London, UK. Taken by contributor 1986. ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... Sir James Matthew Barrie, Baronet, Scottish author Sir James Matthew Barrie, Baronet (May 9, 1860 - June 19, 1937), more commonly known as J. M. Barrie, was a Scottish novelist and dramatist. ... Statue of Peter Pan in Bowring Park, St. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Kensington Gardens were laid out by Henry Wise and Charles Bridgeman with fashionable features including the Round Pond, formal avenues and a sunken Dutch garden. Long after they had been opened to the public, the King asked his Prime Minister the possible cost of enclosing them again: the reply was "a Crown". Henry Wise (1653 - 1738) was an English gardener and landscape architect apprenticed to George London at Brompton Nursery. ... Charles Bridgeman (1690-1738) was an English garden designer in the onset of the naturalistic landscape style. ... The Round Pond in Kensington Gardens, London, in front of Kensington Palace, is not at all round, but more like a square with protuberances at the corners. ... The Dutch garden is distinguished by its dense atmosphere and efficient use of space. ...


At the time, the surrounding land was predominantly rural and remained largely undeveloped until the Great Exhibition in 1851. Many of the original features survive along with the Palace, and now there are other public buildings such as the Albert Memorial, Peter Pan statue, the Serpentine Gallery, and Speke's monument. The Great Exhibition: Paxtons Crystal Palace enclosed full-grown trees in Hyde Park. ... The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, London, England, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. ... Statue of Peter Pan in Bowring Park, St. ... The Serpentine Gallery is an art gallery in Kensington Gardens, central London, which focuses on modern and contempory art. ... John Hanning Speke (May 4, 1827 – September 15, 1864) was an officer in the British Indian army, who made three voyages of exploration to Africa. ...


The Gardens are generally regarded as being part of the neighbouring Hyde Park from which they were originally taken, but West Carriage Drive (The Ring) forms a theoretical boundary between the two. Kensington Gardens is fenced, more formal, and was long regarded as the smarter of the two. Together with Green Park and St. James's Park, these parks form an almost continuous "green lung" in the heart of London between Kensington and Westminster. “Hyde Park” redirects here. ... Green Park, London Green Park (officially The Green Park) is one of the Royal Parks of London. ... St. ... Kensington is an area to the west of Central London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. ... Westminster is a district within the City of Westminster in London. ...


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The Royal Parks of London are lands originally owned by the monarchy of England or the United Kingdom for the recreation of the royal family. ... Bushy Park in Autumn Bushy Park is the second largest of the Royal Parks of London. ... Green Park, London Green Park (officially The Green Park) is one of the Royal Parks of London. ... One of the Royal Parks of London, Greenwich Park is a former deer-park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south east London. ... “Hyde Park” redirects here. ... This article is about Regents Park in London. ... It has been suggested that King Henry VIIIs Mound be merged into this article or section. ... St. ... Ezra Pound in 1913. ...

Parks and open spaces in London

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Addington Hills is a park located in Upper Shirley, London. ... An avenue in the park lined with lime trees Alexandra Park is a large landscaped park in the London Borough of Haringey in Greater London. ... Battersea Park peace pagoda The bandstand in Battersea Park The cover of Petula Clarks 2001 box set, Meet me in Battersea Park Battersea Park is a 200 acre (0. ... Brockwell Park is a 128. ... Categories: UK geography stubs | London parks and commons ... Bushy Park in Autumn Bushy Park is the second largest of the Royal Parks of London. ... Cannizaro Park is a park in Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton. ... Clapham Common Clapham Common is a triangular area of grassland of about 200 acres (0. ... Clissold Park is a popular community park located in Stoke Newington within the London Borough of Hackney. ... Corams Fields is a large open space in the London borough of Camden. ... Crystal Palace has a number of meanings: The Crystal Palace was a Victorian iron and glass building, originally in Hyde Park, London for the Great Exhibition, and subsequently rebuilt in south London. ... , Dulwich Park is a 29 hectare (72 acre) park in Dulwich in the London Borough of Southwark. ... Duppas Hill is at Croydon in Surrey. ... Eel Brook Common is a park in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, close to Fulham Broadway Tube. ... Epping Forest is an area of ancient woodland in south-east England, straddling the border between north-east Greater London and Essex. ... Finsbury Park is a place in London, at the junction of the London Boroughs of Islington, Haringey and Hackney. ... Green Park, London Green Park (officially The Green Park) is one of the Royal Parks of London. ... One of the Royal Parks of London, Greenwich Park is a former deer-park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south east London. ... Hackney Marshes holds the world record for the highest number (88) of full-sized football pitches in one place. ... Hampstead Heath (locally known as The Heath) is a public open space in the north of London. ... Hampton Court Park – sometimes called the Home Park – is adjacent to Hampton Court Palace and Gardens in southwest London. ... Holland Park is a district and a public park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in west central London in England. ... Hornchurch Country Park is a park on the former site of Hornchurch Airfield, south of Hornchurch in the London Borough of Havering, East London. ... “Hyde Park” redirects here. ... Island Gardens is a public park located at the southern end of the Isle of Dogs - hence the name Island - in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on the north bank of the River Thames. ... Jubilee Gardens was created in 1977 to mark the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II and sits at the heart of London’s cultural centre, South Bank. ... Kennington Park is in Kennington, London, England, in London SE11, and lies between Kennington Park Road and St Agnes Place. ... Kilburn Grange Park is a 3. ... Lincolns Inn Fields is the largest public square in London. ... London Fields at twilight. ... Mile End Park is a park located in London. ... A footpath near the golf corse. ... Morden Hall Park is a small National Trust park located in Morden on the banks of the river Wandle. ... Morden Park is an area within the district of Morden in the London Borough of Merton, and includes the Park itself, an area of green space in an otherwise dense cluster of 1930s suburban housing. ... Osterley House with Stable Block to right Design for the entrance facade of Osterley House by Robert Adam A design for one of the walls of the Estruscan dressing room at Osterly Park by Robert Adam. ... Parliament Hill is an open area of in north-west London adjacent to Hampstead Heath administered by the Corporation of London. ... Parsons Green is a park in the Parsons Green area of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. ... Plumstead Common is a common in Plumstead, in the London Borough of Greenwich, south-east London. ... Primrose Hill. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about Regents Park in London. ... It has been suggested that King Henry VIIIs Mound be merged into this article or section. ... The Wildspace Conservation Park, also known as London Riverside Conservation Park or Wildspace, is a major new conservation park currently under development. ... “Kew Gardens” redirects here. ... South Norwood Country Park is a park in South Norwood, close to Elmers End station, in the London Borough of Croydon. ... St. ... Streatham Common is a large open space on the southern edge of Streatham. ... The Tooting Commons consist of two adjacent areas of common land lying between Balham, Streatham and Tooting, in south west London - Tooting Bec Common and Tooting Graveney Common. ... Mansion at Trent Park The Trent Park mansion houses the Trent Park campus of Middlesex University in North London. ... Valentines Park is the largest (125 acres) green space in the London Borough of Redbridge, between Ilford and Gants Hill. ... The Bathing Pond in Victoria Park. ... Victoria Tower Gardens is a public park along the north bank of the River Thames in London. ... Wandsworth common is a common in Battersea, south London. ... View across the park Waterlow Park is a 26 acre (105,000 m²) park to the south east of Highgate Village, in North London, England. ... West Ham Park is a public park in the London Borough of Newham. ... Wimbledon park is the second biggest park in the whole of the london borough of merton, it was renovated in the year 2001, with the help of the local council and the local millionnaire [Gemini Murthen]. The facilities provided within the park is ideal for the people living around it... The windmill on Wimbledon Common in February 2005 A map of Wimbledon common from 1944 Wimbledon and Putney Commons consist of a large open space in south-west London comprising 1140 acres (4. ... Wormwood Scrubs is a place in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in west London. ...

Coordinates: 51°30′26″N, 0°10′49″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Kensington - LoveToKnow 1911 (1231 words)
KENSINGTON, a western metropolitan borough of London, England, bounded N.E. by Paddington, and the city of Westminster, S.E. by Chelsea, S.W. by Fulham, N.W. by Hammerssmith, and extending N. to the boundary of the county of London.
The greater part of the gardens, however, with the Albert Memorial, erected by Queen Victoria in memory of Albert, prince consort, the Albert Hall, opposite to it, one of the principal concert-halls in London, and the Imperial Institute to the south, are actually within the city of Westminster, though commonly connected with Kensington.
Kensington is a suffragan bishopric in the diocese of London.
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