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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Kensington Square

Kensington Square
(Photo: Colin Wing)
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 a tranquil, leafy green haven on the doorstep of Kensington High Street. It is one of London's earliest squares and dates from the 17th century. Originally called King's Square, 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 residents included 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) who resided 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

Nearby gardens with similar opening times
Queen's Gate Gardens SW7 5LY
0.7 km / 0.5 miles
Sunday: 10:00–17:00
Created in the 1860s the square was built on the site of former market gardens. Old mulberry and catalpa trees. The landscaping largely retains its original Victorian layout.

Courtfield Gardens (East) SW5 0NQ
0.8 km / 0.5 miles
Sunday: 10:00–17:00
A deeply sunken garden surrounding St Mellitus Theological College, with banks of azaleas and rhododendrons.

Edwardes Square W8 6HL
0.8 km / 0.5 miles
Sunday: 10:00–17:00
A beautiful three-acre Regency garden square with meandering paths, shrubberies, lawns, flowerbeds, rose pergola, croquet lawn, grass tennis court and a children's play area. Grecian-style lodge.

Courtfield Gardens (West) SW5 0PD
0.9 km / 0.5 miles
Sunday: 10:00–17:00
A tranquil mid-Victorian square with a wide variety of shrubs and ornamental trees dating from 1873 which is dominated by one of London's largest plane trees.

Collingham Gardens SW5 0HW
1 km / 0.6 miles
Sunday: 10:00–17:00
Grade II*-listed houses, representing the extreme point of late Victorian individualism, surrounding a communal garden laid out in simple, naturalistic style by leading Edwardian landscape designer Harold Peto.