Kensington Gardens

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Description Famous Central London park administered by Royal Parks Agency It covers 373 acres and contains the Round Pond, the Elfin Oak, the Princess Diana Memorial Playground and Kensington Palace
Address Magazine Storeyard Magazine Gate Kensington Gardens
W2 2UH
Telephone General enquiries: 0300 061 2000
Diana playground infoline: 020 7298 2141
(recorded message)
Fax 020 7298 2005
Contact Tom Jarvis (Park Manager)
Hours 6.00am to 15 minutes after dusk
Services Scottish and Country Dancing in September. Music played at Bandstand during Summer. Children's entertainment during Summer.
Transport Tube: Bayswater (Circle & District) Queensway and Lancaster Gate (Central)
Buses: 9, 10, 52, 94, 70,390
Newsletter Produced by Friends of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens Also produces "Kensington Garden News" monthly by the Park Manager.
Products The Royal Parks Agency publish various publications on their parks.
Notes The Orangery Restaurant: 020 3166 6122
See also the separate entries for Friends of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace and Serpentine Gallery
Princess Diana's Memorial playground is through Black Lion gate, opposite Queensway tube station, on the right hand side once you are through the gate.

The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground, can accommodate children up to the age of 12 including those with special needs
Last Updated 18 October 2017
Are there priority parking places on-site for people with disabilities? - Yes - located at Queen's gate (2 spaces)
Are there on-street, disabled badge parking places nearby (less than about 100 metres/yards away?) - Yes
Is there a set down point for easy access to the building nearby (less than 100 metres/yards away?) - No - Only at Queen's Gate within garden
Is there a train/underground station nearby(less than 100 metres/yards away?) - Yes - Lancaster Gate or Queensway (Central) or Bayswater (Circle & District)
From the nearest train/underground station, will people encounter obstacles? - Yes - Roads to cross
Is there a bus stop less than 100 metres away? - Yes - 9, 10, 12, 94, 52, 70
From the nearest bus stop, will people encounter obstacles? - No
Is the building fully wheelchair accessible? - Yes
Are the toilets accessible? - Yes
Is free access to a plug point for charging electric wheelchairs available? - No
Are guide dogs and hearing dogs welcome? - Yes - except in playgrounds
Is there a loop system for people with hearing loss? - No
Are there plans for emergency evacuation which cover people with disabilities? - No

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