Peter Pan Statue

Peter Pan, JM Barrie’s famous ‘boy who never grew up’, was first depicted in public sculpture in Kensington Gardens.  Created by sculptor George Frampton, this was commissioned by Barrie and erected overnight on 30 April 1912 as a May Day surprise to the children of London.  There are seven statues cast from the original mould, located around the world, including Liverpool, England; Brussels, Belgium; Camden, New Jersey, United States; Perth, Western Australia; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Bowring Park, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

Baroness Susan Greenfield worked with VocalEyes Describer Andrew Holland on the description of the Peter Pan Statue.

Directions, Access and Additional Information

Tube: Lancaster Gate – Central Line

Bus: 9, 10, 27, 28, 31, 49, 52, 70, 94, 148, 274, 360 and 390

On exiting Lancaster Gate tube station turn right onto Bayswater Road and walk to the traffic lights.  Cross Bayswater Road and enter Kensington Gardens with the Italian Gardens straight ahead. Walk to the right of the Italian Gardens and past a fountain on your right.  Continue along the path on the right of the Italian Gardens which then runs next to Long Water.  A few minutes walk along this path will bring you to the Peter Pan statue on your right.

Mostly level access with in the park but there are “Liberty Drives” (electric buggies) which provide free mobility for anyone who finds it difficult to see all 760 acres of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.  The electric buggies have wheelchair facilities, each seating five people and move around the parks providing half hour rides.  It is also possible to be dropped off at a favourite place and be picked up later.

There are no barriers surrounding the Peter Pan Statue.

Opening times:

The park is open from 6am to dusk all year round.

Parking – Parking is available for disabled drivers at Queen’s Gate or along West Carriage Drive in the designated bays.  There is limited parking in the streets surrounding the park.

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