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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Kensington Square

Kensington Square
(Photo: David Lowe)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–16:00

Activities

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.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

North side
Nearest postcode: W8 5HD

Buses

9, 10, 28, 49, 52, 328, 452

Station

High Street Kensington

Cycle hire station

Derry Street (Map)

Public toilets

Kensington Town Hall (Map)
Saturday 09:00-20:00
Sunday 10:00-17:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Kensington Square is one of the earliest garden squares in London, dating from the 17th century and built as part of the Thomas Young Estate. Originally called King’s Square, fields surrounded it until 1840. Today, it provides a quiet, leafy haven just yards from Kensington High Street. The first buildings date from 1682 and the west side was completed in the 1730s. Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-98) lived at No 41, philosopher John Stuart Mill (180673) at No 18, musician Sir Charles Hubert Parry (1848-1918) at No 17 and pioneer of public health Sir John Simon (1816-1904) at No 40.

Gardener: Stephen Airey
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–16:00

Activities

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.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

North side
Nearest postcode: W8 5HD

Buses

9, 10, 28, 49, 52, 328, 452

Station

High Street Kensington

Cycle hire station

Derry Street (Map)

Public toilets

Kensington Town Hall (Map)
Saturday 09:00-20:00
Sunday 10:00-17:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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