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Children's Playground in Kensington Gardens

Children's Playground in Kensington Gardens

Old Sep 5th, 2002, 11:59 PM
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Children's Playground in Kensington Gardens

Can anyone tell me the location of the children's play area in Kensington Gardens? Info about the nearest gate or major landmark (e.g. in relation to Round Pond) would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old Sep 6th, 2002, 02:59 AM
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The playground is in the northwest corner of Kensington Gardens, at the north end of the Broad Walk, 200 yards from Queensway tube station, through Black Lion Gate.

Welcome to London

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Old Sep 6th, 2002, 03:28 AM
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Can't resist a comment since I just returned from London and my hotel was close to Kensington Park and the playground. Adults without children can enter at 9:30 AM (get the attention of a worker to open the gate)...before the children are allowed in at 10 AM. It is a magical place.
 
Old Sep 6th, 2002, 06:18 AM
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It's magical after the children arrive, too! My kids and my husband and I just loved it! Afterwards you can go and eat at the Orangery. Oh, by the way, do try to get off on the stop nearest the playground. We got off the bus near the middle of the park, thinking that it would be near the Peter Pan statue, and had a long walk to get there.
 
Old Sep 6th, 2002, 07:56 AM
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Thanks for the replies. They've been pasted into my trip plan.

I agree with your observations about playgrounds. They're magical in more ways than one. They're a way for kids to experience local culture at their own level, blow off some steam, and are the perfect intermission between a couple of museums. And oh yes, they're free or close to it.
 
Old Sep 6th, 2002, 09:48 AM
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Z,

This may be the best playground in central London...if you'd like to see a short article I wrote about the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground, you can look here:

http://www.kidstolondon.com/parks/dianaplayground.html

David White
 
Old Sep 17th, 2002, 11:51 AM
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topping for peter pan
 
Old Sep 17th, 2002, 11:53 AM
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There's also a great Peter Pan-inspired playground in Kensington Gardens....I topped the posting on this board if you want to read about it

Dave White
http://www.KidsToLondon.com
 
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