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Thurloe Square

Thurloe Square
(Photo: Philip Benstead)

The Garden

Thurloe Square takes its name from John Thurloe, Oliver Cromwell’s Secretary of State, and is a typical Victorian garden with mature trees, winding paths, lawns, borders, flowerbeds and a children’s play area. The square was developed in the 1840s to designs by George Basevi, signalling a new period of Italianate townhouse design in London. In the 18th century the land had passed from Anne Browne to her second husband, Thurloe’s grandson.

Gardener: George Player

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Sunday 10:00–17:00
Activities
Treblemakers singing group will perform at 2pm.
Entrance
Gate on south side of square.
Nearest postcode: SW7 2SX
Buses
C1, 14, 49, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430
Station
South Kensington
Cycle hire station
South Kensington Station (Map)
Public toilets
South Kensington (Map)
Open Saturday 00:00-24:00
Open Sunday 00:00-24:00
Dogs
Dogs on leads

Getting here

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