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Earls Court Square

Earls Court Square
(Photo: Janne Watson)

The Garden

Earl's Court Square is an award-winning Victorian garden, laid out as part of the Edwardes Estate in the 1870s. Having fallen into disrepair after WW2, a Residents' Association bought the garden under the 1851 Kensington Improvement Act. Landscape gardener and resident Christopher Fair designed today's layout and it became a Conservation Area in the 1970s. A children’s play area was added in 1980. Charles Wood Landscape Design has tended the garden since 2012. Famous residents have included Royal Ballet founder Dame Ninette de Valois, choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton, actor Sir John Gielgud, Pink Floyd members, the National Poetry Society, the actor Alex Pravda and several current eminent residents.

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Visitor Information

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00
Live music at various times during the weekend.
North side of square.
Nearest postcode: SW5 9DG
Map of nearby bus stops
Earl's Court
Cycle hire station
Bramham Gardens (Map)
Public toilets
Earls Court Station (Map)
Open Saturday 08:00-18:00
Open Sunday 08:00-18:00
Fine gravel paths which can be awkward for wheelchairs
Working assistance dogs only

Getting here

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