A Hidden Corner Of Kensington Gardens

Some of London’s large parks are so huge that even regular visitors are likely to miss out on some of their features, and when visiting Kensington Gardens over the weekend I made a new discovery. In this most salubrious of royal parks there’s a little spot that’s rather more practical and mundane than you’d expect – an allotment!

Open every day from 9am to 4:30pm, the allotment contains raised growing beds for vegetables, planters full of sweet-smelling herbs and even a sunny orange marigold or two. You can find the allotment on Buckhill Walk near the Magazine, just north of the Serpentine Bridge. There’s a full map available online here.