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Kensington Gardens Square

Kensington Gardens Square
(Photo: Colin Wing)

The Garden

Kensington Gardens Square provides a peaceful spot for residents in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Bayswater. The gardens have an organic ecosystem under the canopy of 19th century London plane trees, suitable for youngsters to play in and for wildlife to thrive in. The Grade II-listed properties surrounding the Square, built in the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, have now been converted into flats and hotels. The Square features two gardens, the larger with open spaces and seating alongside many plant beds, while the smaller is a more manicured space for wandering through. The gardens have been enhanced significantly with active resident involvement and development of a culture of mutual support across the Square community.

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Visitor Information

Sunday 13:00–17:00
Iced prosecco, refreshing fruit cordials and freshly baked summer cakes on sale just inside the garden gate.
Gate opposite No. 75 Kensington Gardens Square
Nearest postcode: W2 4DJ
Map of nearby bus stops
Bayswater, Queensway, Royal Oak (No service 10-11/06/23)
Cycle hire station
Princes Square (Map)
Public toilets
Queensway (Map)
Open Saturday 08:00-23:00
Open Sunday 08:00-23:00
Gravel paths
Working assistance dogs only

Getting here

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