Chester Square in the heart of Belgravia was laid out between 1828 and 1840 by the 1st Duke of Westminster and his surveyor and architect, Thomas Cundy II. Thomas Cundy also designed St Michael’s Church on the west side, which provides a backdrop to the garden. The highly regarded 1.5 acre garden is surrounded by herbaceous borders and conceals a tranquil central rose garden. Rope-edged tiles and some original trees have survived. The garden was a Silver Gilt award winner in the Small Park of the Year (up to 5 acres) category in the 2018 London in Bloom competition. Past residents of this tranquil spot include the poet Matthew Arnold (1822-88) at No 2 and Mary Shelley (1797-1851), author of Frankenstein, at No 24.