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Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens is one of eight royal parks located in London. There are four fountains and numerous sculptures. Attention is drawn to the monuments of Prince Albert (so-called Albert Memorial) and traveler John Hanning Speke. You can also see a 900-year-old trunk, called the Elven Oak because of the shape of the trunk carved in such a way that it suggests the presence of elves and gnomes living in it.

Kensington Gardens were founded in the first half of the 18th century and initially functioned as the western part of Hyde Park. At that time, they created the so-called Italian Garden and Danish Garden, and two lakes were dug up. A preserved fragment of one of them is now known as The Long Water. Compared to Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens are much more tightly fenced and open to visitors only during the day.


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    Kensington Gardens map
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