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Carlton House Terrace - Waterloo Place West Garden

Carlton House Terrace - Waterloo Place West Garden
(Photo: Judy Fish)

The Garden

This garden was developed on part of the former royal garden of St James’s Palace, when Regency architect John Nash built the surrounding Carlton House Terrace. Since 1832 it has been managed by the Crown Estate Paving Commission. The garden underwent restoration in 2008 and its19th century character has been retained with serpentine paths, trees and shrubs. There are handsome railings and a number of statues, including a memorial to Battle of Britain RAF commander, Sir Keith Park. The original path network has been reinstated and the garden has been replanted to reflect the more woodland nature of the gardens.

Judy Fish: Head Gardener

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–16:00
Activities
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
Gate on west side of Waterloo Place
Nearest postcode: SW1Y 5ER
Buses
3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Station
Piccadilly Circus
Cycle hire station
Waterloo Place (Map)
Public toilets
Piccadilly Circus (Map)
Open Saturday 07:30-23:30
Open Sunday 10:00-23:00
Access
Raised stone threshold at gate. Firm paths
Dogs
Dogs on leads
Conditions
Please note we are unable to sell tickets at this garden: only existing ticket holders can be admitted.

Getting here

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