Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain

Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain

Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
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  • DoozeUK
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom1,152 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Place to play and relax
    Great place to enjoy the sun in the park, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Kids will enjoy a paddle so don’t forget your towel ! Easy parking next door and also next to the cafe and loos. The do limit numbers so get there early on a warm day
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • roy v
    Traralgon, Australia5,813 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A unique memorial
    While being shown around the area by a friend we visited the very unique but very meaningful memorial fountain to Princess Diana. Not at all what we were expecting, not your usual fountain. Like to streams running from the top of a hill in different direction and meeting at the bottom in a calm pool. Meant to show what her life was like and I suppose in lots of ways it does. Makes you stand back , take it all in and think about the lady who this fountain is all about . Nice to have been there and seen it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 October 2023
  • Josue C
    New Haven, Connecticut509 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Serene Playground
    On our walk through Kensington Gardens, we visited the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. I find the the area to be serene and peaceful. The fountain resembles a flowing river more than a traditional fountain. During warmer days, people can cool themselves by dipping their feet in the water, kids would splash around. Overall if you are walking around Kensington Gardens, pass by and visit the fountain, especially if you little ones.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 October 2023
  • pab
    Peak District National Park, United Kingdom287 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Afternoon stroll
    Have not been for a number of years and to be honest it was underwhelming and disappointing (as I felt last time). Princess Diana deserved something better than this although the concept was probably a good one. I can see that the children would like it but give it a revamp and maybe plant some trees or something!!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 February 2024
  • Elaine F
    14 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Diana’s Memory Deserves Far Better . . .
    While I understand that design simplicity serves Diana’s memory well, my heart sank. The photo shown was taken in far better days. The “fountain” looked like a mundane lazy river track — done better by golf courses and water parks. Arguably, it was “soothing” to sit by the water stream, and children and adults are allowed to sit by the water and immerse their feet. But the water, quite honestly, looked dirty. The grass surrounding the water track was brown and dry, and the area is obviously not properly irrigated. Diana’s memory deserves much better, IMHO. If you stumble upon this “fountain” you may stand (or sit) there, no doubt scratching your head. Don’t make a huge effort to visit or to find it, especially not with little ones on a gray and chilly day. Sad.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 July 2024
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Ronnie K
Errol, UK278 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Poor Diana must be spinning in her grave and the royals must be wetting themselves with this dreadful offering to her life. It states its a memorial FOUNTAIN so let me put this to the test by definition a fountain is.....
1.an ornamental structure in a pool or lake from which one or more jets of water are pumped into the air.
2.a natural spring of water.
3.verb to spurt or cascade like a fountain.

I saw NONE of the above its just a sort of circular cemented feature with water running around it nothing spurting in the air at all hugely embarrassing for them to call it a fountain clearly this doesn't come under the trades description act. My advise don.t bother walking all the way to see it concentrate on the lake itself with all th birds that live there.
Written 2 May 2020
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val j
Boston Heights, OH5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Firstly, useful to know its free/ It will only take you about 10-15 minutes but others go longer for a picnic or to read a book. Good place to take kids. Everyone (including adults) can play in the water when its warm and sunny.
Written 30 June 2022
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baltimoretravele2022
Baltimore, MD7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
My honest reaction to seeing this memorial fountain for Princess Diana was, "this is a disgrace!" There is a small sign which explains more about the construction materials than any of Diana's many humanitarian contributions to the world. In fact, I thought that the sign's explanation of the memorial was petty, noting that the movement of the water ("cascades, swirls and bubbles before meeting in a calm pool at the bottom") was meant to represent Diana's life. I think it's pretty clear what the source of that emotional turbulence was, and the memorial that closely resembles a water runoff chute seems to say, "please do not let Diana outshine us anymore!" There are no flowers. There is no statue or plaque. As another reviewer noted, if you arrive here after viewing Queen Victoria's memorial to Albert (spectacular!) the difference is staggering. I read some of the 5 star reviews to try to understand how people could rate this memorial so highly, and I think it is goodwill toward Princess Diana herself rather than thinking it is a worthy tribute to her memory. I do acknowledge that young children enjoy splashing in the water. So, if you have young children, by all means, do visit the memorial, splash around, and remember the images of Princess Diana visiting children's hospitals all over the world and hugging children. If the goal of the humble memorial design was to emphasize that Diana (who had been stripped of the HRH title following her divorce) was the "People's Princess," then perhaps my rating is too low. Visit and decide for yourself. Diana deserves a 5 star memorial, and this "fountain" fell short for me.
Written 1 June 2023
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The memorial fountain to "The People's Princess" is located in Hyde Park. There is a walk that you can follow to get to the fountain and beyond. This was how I was able to locate the fountain.

It is a circuit and you could drop a leaf in the fountain and follow it along.

It's quite a relaxing place to sit and contemplate however if you are one of those people who needs the toilet after sitting near water you needn't worry. There is a cafe nearby with toilet facilities including disabled.

I am not sure it reminds me of the former Princess of Wales but it is a unique tribute.
Written 17 March 2023
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia5,813 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
While being shown around the area by a friend we visited the very unique but very meaningful memorial fountain to Princess Diana.
Not at all what we were expecting, not your usual fountain.
Like to streams running from the top of a hill in different direction and meeting at the bottom in a calm pool.
Meant to show what her life was like and I suppose in lots of ways it does.
Makes you stand back , take it all in and think about the lady who this fountain is all about .
Nice to have been there and seen it.
Written 12 October 2023
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Nicola D
Hessle, UK3,080 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We visited on a very hot day in early September having walked for what seemed like miles around Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. We had very hot feet so a sit down and was very welcome and dangling our red hot feet in the icy cold water was BLISS! We were surrounded by squealing, happy children paddling and walking up and down the slopes (even though the signs say it is prohibited). It was incredibly busy which I guess is the whole point.
Written 22 September 2021
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DoozeUK
Leicestershire, UK1,152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great place to enjoy the sun in the park, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Kids will enjoy a paddle so don’t forget your towel ! Easy parking next door and also next to the cafe and loos. The do limit numbers so get there early on a warm day
Written 10 August 2023
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Martin_Lancs
Burnley, UK1,137 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Ditch with water. Did not feel special. Not sure what the two security staff, one at entrance and exit were for - people just walked through the 'No Entry' gate past the security man who said nothing so a pointless waste of money to have these people paid to do nothing. It was good to see the children having fun splashing in the water, that was about it.
Written 26 July 2022
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,350 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
The fountain is aesthetically underwhelming and is marred by the presence of too many people with their kids splashing in the water. Maybe Diana would have enjoyed that aspect of it. We’re big fans of Princess Diana but we just walked by.
Written 5 February 2023
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,817 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This memorial is popular mainly as a space for folks (primarily kids) to take a dip in the flowing water structure (a ditch? I dunno) and appreciate their surroundings. On hot days, I bet this would feel refreshing—at the risk of appearing weird, I stuck my feet in the water to sort of get cool and try to do what others kinda were doing. I would’ve enjoyed more direct tributes/references to Princess Diana here, and although I’m sure there are somewhere, I just didn’t have too much time to scout them out.

I recommend stopping by for a short while when in Hyde Park.
Written 15 July 2022
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