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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Manchester Square Gardens

Manchester Square Gardens
(Photo: Sarah Jackson)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 14:00–17:00

Activities

Deckchairs available. Picnics and rugs permitted. Other activities to be confirmed.

Poet in residence: Will Burns + illustrator Jess White Sunday (Details)

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Opposite Hinde Street, leading from Marylebone High Street
Nearest postcode: W1U 3AB

Bus

Any bus along Oxford Street or Baker Street.

Stations

Bond Street, Baker Street

Cycle hire station

Hinde Street (Map)

Public toilets

Barrett Street (Map)
Saturday 07:30-23:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

Access

One very shallow step at entrance. Gravel paths

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Manchester Square Gardens is a beautiful Georgian square with a fine collection of trees, shrubs and plants. The garden, which was first laid out between 1776 and 1788, comprises a central lawn with London plane and lime trees and winding paths lead to a seating area. Unlike most of London's squares, it is still dominated (northern side of the square) by the mansion after which it was named. Manchester House, built in 1777 and later known as Hertford House, is now home to the Wallace Collection - a major collection of paintings, furniture and decorative arts - left to the nation by Lady Wallace in 1897.

Contract gardener: Joseph Jones
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 14:00–17:00

Activities

Deckchairs available. Picnics and rugs permitted. Other activities to be confirmed.

Poet in residence: Will Burns + illustrator Jess White Sunday (Details)

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Opposite Hinde Street, leading from Marylebone High Street
Nearest postcode: W1U 3AB

Bus

Any bus along Oxford Street or Baker Street.

Stations

Bond Street, Baker Street

Cycle hire station

Hinde Street (Map)

Public toilets

Barrett Street (Map)
Saturday 07:30-23:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

Access

One very shallow step at entrance. Gravel paths

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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