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Montagu Square

Montagu Square
(Photo: Colin Wing)

The Garden

Montagu Square is Westminster's only remaining purely residential square and it has a beautiful, tranquil, shady garden. The square was laid out by the estate's architect, James Thompson Parkinson, around 1800 and named after Elizabeth Montagu of the nearby (now demolished) Montagu House. She is remembered for her literary Blue Stocking Society and the annual May Day party for chimney-climbing boys; this was attended by, among others, a young David Porter, who started life as a chimney sweep but grew up to be the builder of Montagu Square. More recently, the residents restored the railings, which had been removed during WWII.

Gardener: Joseph Jones

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Visitor Information

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Tea, coffee and biscuits.
Gate in Montagu Square to be confirmed but the gate is large and easy for disable and buggies.
Nearest postcode: W1H 2LA
Map of nearby bus stops
Marble Arch, Baker Street
Cycle hire station
George Place Mews (Map)
Public toilets
Paddington Street (Map)
Open Saturday 09:00-18:00
Open Sunday 09:00-18:00
Level access
Working assistance dogs only

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