Kensington Gardens - a beautiful area of parkland adjacent to Hyde Park
Kensington Gardens is a historic area of parkland in London. It used to be a part of Hyde Park, and at one time made up the private gardens of Kensington Palace itself. It's very well located if you want to experience London's live music and nightclub scene while you're there, and many of the real gems of the UK entertainment scene are within easy walking distance of the gardens. Otherwise, you can take part in the many leisure activities and walks that are on offer here throughout the year. There are also many statues and memorials to visit, so you can spend an entire day here relaxing and taking in the history. You can buy or sell Kensington Gardens tickets on StubHub.
A wide range of entertainment in and around this historic Royal Park
Kensington Gardens are on the list of Royal Parks of London. The park is part of what is known as the "green lung" of London, a set of adjoining parks that also comprises St James's Park and Green Park. It was demarcated from Hyde Park in 1728, when Queen Caroline, the wife of King George II, requested that it be re-landscaped with new features. Today you can still visit these attractions, such as the Round Pond, the Serpentine, the Italian Garden and the sunken Dutch Garden. In fact, the park is a haven of tucked-away nook and crannies, with something historically interesting to be found around virtually every corner. You'll find the Albert Memorial to the south-east, at the end of the park opposite the Royal Albert Hall, so there's plenty of theatre to be enjoyed in the near vicinity. Comedy fans can walk across to the nearby Hoop and Toy pub to watch the South Kensington Comedy Club in action, and the Royal Academy of Arts is just a little further away in fashionable Mayfair - along with that suburb's legendary nightclubs. There's a large variety of entertainment for you both in and around the park, which makes Kensington Gardens tickets your entrance to a wide world of enjoyment, both night and day.
Famous London music venues nearby
Kensington Gardens has its own bandstand to the south of the aforementioned Round Pond. It's really tiny, but every now and again you can watch a brass ensemble playing a bunch of much-loved classic marching band tunes. The bandstand has always been sorely neglected when it comes to public entertainment, something that was perhaps written into its destiny when Queen Victoria gave her royal seal of approval to the performing of music in the gardens. Despite the bandstand being built, however, the Archbishop of Canterbury roundly denounced the idea of "unseemly" music in the gardens, helped by the Keeper of the Privy deciding for himself to defy royal decree and advise that working people didn't need concerts in the park. Things have certainly changed since then for the park as a whole, and now you can be royally entertained at the Kensington Roof Gardens. Otherwise, there are two wonderful venues just up the street: The Tabernacle London and a newer venue, Under the Bridge. Have a look at what's happening there too when you get Kensington Gardens tickets on StubHub.
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