Peter Pan Statue
During the night of May 1st 1912, the bronze statue of Peter Pan, ‘blowing his pipe on the stump of a tree with fairies and mice, squirrels and rabbits all around’, was secretly erected in Kensington Gardens.
The park is the setting of J.M. Barrie's book Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. The statue of Peter, the boy who can fly and who never ages, is placed beside the Long Water, on the spot where he lands after flying out of his nursery.
This original Peter Pan statue has become one of the most popular statues in London, with copies in far off places such as Canada, Australia and New Jersey, USA.