Knightsbridge, Kensington and Kensington Palace, London

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    Albert Memorial

    by Leipzig Updated Feb 15, 2003

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    Albert Memorial

    This monument was designed by Gilbert Scott for Queen Victoria and completed in 1876 and is located in the south of Hyde Park.

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    Watch for the bridge for thirsty pigeons

    by ChrsStrl Written Dec 8, 2002

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    Pigeron bridge!

    With typical British eccentricity we even provide a walk way for pigeons to get to the water in the fountains in Kensington Gardens!

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    Kensington Gardens Italian Fountains

    by ChrsStrl Written Dec 8, 2002

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    The fountains

    These are in a large Italianate garden that cascades down to the northern end of the Serpentine and provide a pleasant and attractive place to sit in summer.

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    The Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens

    by ChrsStrl Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Peter Pan

    This statue of J M Barrie's Peter Pan was cast in 1912 by George Frampton. It is full of delightful detail - rabbits, squirrels and fairies. Children of all ages should see it!

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    Kensington Palace the Sunken Garden

    by ChrsStrl Written Dec 8, 2002

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    The central fountain

    This is a small attractive garden surrounded by high box hedges but with viewpoints on all four sides.

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    The Orangery

    by ChrsStrl Written Dec 8, 2002

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    Interior with food!

    Although originally part of the private Kensington Palace the Orangery is a separate building and is now a rather elegant restaurant serving coffee, patisserie and light lunches.

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    Look at the Albert Hall frieze

    by ChrsStrl Written Dec 8, 2002

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    The frieze

    This upper frieze representing the Arts and the Sciences is the only decoration on the red brick buidling with its shallow iron and glass dome.

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    The Albert Memorial

    by ChrsStrl Written Dec 8, 2002

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    Prince Albert

    The memorial was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and in total is 175 ft high. The bronze figure of the Prince Consort is 14 ft. He died in 1861.

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    Entrance to KENSINGTON PALACE....

    by Sharrie Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Entrance to KENSINGTON PALACE. This is the traditional home of the Prince of Wales. Today, Princess Margaret has apartments in the palace.

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    Albert Memorial

    by Chamsa Written Dec 4, 2002

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    The tasteless mix of styles makes it worth a visit: Classicism meets German Gothic, only surpassed by a golden Albert statue.

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    Kensington Gardens

    by Libs Written Aug 24, 2002

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    This is a lovely park and an excellent place for a stroll. Even though we were there in January, it was still beautiful and a lively place to people watch. Don't miss the Peter Pan statue.

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  • Harrod's Department Store

    by KristinaLMF Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you love to shop this is the place to be. Even if you don't like to shop you have to go by and at least take a picture..its a landmark.

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