London Parks & Gardens Trust

Anticlockwise Kensington Walk

Lexham Gardens

Lexham Gardens

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If you don't want to visit Lexham Gardens and Cornwall Gardens (especially if it it is the Sunday of Open Garden Squares Weekend, you may wish to return to the Earl's Court road and turn left, towards the Mosaic Rooms and Nevern Square. Otherwise continue along Stratford Road, turn right at the end into Marloes Road and then immediately left into Lexham Gardens.


The private communal gardens were provided for residents of surrounding houses of Lexham Gardens, which were gradually built from the 1870s, the garden probably laid out in 1869. The gardens have the distinction of being the first London square to be offered for sale in 1987 for underground rights (the opposite of air rights). The garden was refurbished in 1990 and among the facilities are a children's play area and ponds with fountains.