This garden was made famous in the 1999 Notting Hill
film starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, when the couple climbed a fence to sneak into the private communal gardens at night. It is part of the Ladbroke Estate, which also includes Arundel Gardens and St John’s Gardens - see ladbrokeassociation.org for more details about the Estate. In 1823, prominent London architect Thomas Allason planned out these generous communal gardens. They were organised in a concentric layout of crescents; the outer crescents date from the 1860s. Regretfully, due to the entry to this garden via steep steps, it is not accessible to wheelchair users.
Further information on London Parks & Gardens Inventory
- Pop-up tea room in one of the residents' houses, from 12noon to 5pm on Sunday; enjoy a traditional English tea with a large selection of home-made sandwiches and home-baked cakes, served on fine china. Run by local residents, all proceeds will go to Teach2Teach International, a charity which works to educate children in some of the world's poorest communities. Visitors are invited to donate generously!
Pedestrian gate on Rosmead Road
Nearest postcode: W11 2JG
- Ladbroke Grove, Holland Park, Notting Hill Gate.
- Cycle hire station
- Clarendon Road (Map)
- Public toilets
Avondale Park (Map)
Open Saturday 07:30-20:00
Open Sunday 07:30-20:00
- Entry down a steep flight of steps and short gravel slope. Uneven path.
- Dogs on leads