Italian Gardens in Kensington Gardens

Hidden Stories of Kensington Gardens Walking Tour

Key information

15 December, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Paid

Kensington Gardens

Heritage

Nature

Discover the beautiful Kensington Gardens...

A green oasis located in the heart of the city, discover the rich history of Kensington Gardens on our walking tour.

  • Discover hidden stories behind its famous statues, including the beloved Peter Pan, and a statue thrown out of Trafalgar Square. 
  • Go behind the railings of the Albert Memorial and get a close-up view of the stunning Frieze of Parnassus. 
  • Learn about how it was gradually separated from Hyde Park by a succession of royals who created its distinctive mix of stately avenues, formal planting, wild meadows and long views.
View along Lancaster Walk to the Albert Memorial

Please note:

  • This tour is designed for adult attendees, over 18 years of age. 
  • The tour will take place between 11:00am - 12:30pm.
  • Please note you are unable to bring dogs behind the railings of The Albert Memorial due to the special character of the monument.  
  • We offer free spaces for those in need. For more information on eligibility and how to book please call 0300 061 2255 or email publicprogrammes@royalparks.org.uk.

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