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London Open Gardens 8-9 June 2024

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Kensington Square

Kensington Square
(Photo: Colin Wing)

The Garden

Kensington Square is a tranquil, leafy green haven on the doorstep of Kensington High Street. Originally called King's Square, it is one of London's earliest squares and dates from the 17th Century when it was constructed as part of the Thomas Young Estate. The first buildings date from 1682 and the west side was completed in the 1730s; fields surrounded the square until 1840.

Famous former residents include artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-98) who lived at no. 41, philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806-73) at no. 18, musician Sir Charles Hubert Parry (1848-1918) at no. 17 and public health pioneer Sir John Simon (1816-1904) at no. 40.

Gardener: Garden Associates

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Visitor Information

Sunday 10:00–17:00
The London-based Treblemakers all-female a cappella group will perform from 12-12.45pm. Their repertoire includes Mozart, barbershop in the 1950s, the Beatles, Queen and Coldplay.
Picnics allowed.
North side
Nearest postcode: W8 5HD
Map of nearby bus stops
High Street Kensington
Cycle hire station
Derry Street (Map)
Public toilets
Kensington High Street (Odeon Cinema) automatic (Map)
Open Saturday 00:00-24:00
Open Sunday 00:00-24:00
Working assistance dogs only

Getting here

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