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28 December 2011

Walk in Cremore Gardens

Once a large pleasure gardens, found beside the Thames at Chelsea and at its peak between 1845 to 1877, Cremore Gardens is now a mere fraction of its original size, but a small area of green survives beside Lots Road Power Station, and the original gates have been restored.

The original gardens cost a shilling to enter, and contained a range of amusements, including a dancing platform, live bands, weekly balloon ascents, restaurants and even firework displays.

Today, the gardens are free to enter and are maintained by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and are open from 7.30am until dusk daily. For more, see http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/leisureandlibraries/parksandgardens/yourlocalpark/cremornegardens.aspx

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