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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Montagu Square

Montagu Square
(Photo: Colin Wing)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

To be confirmed

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Gate in George Street
Nearest postcode: W1H 2LA

Buses

2, 13, 30, 74, 82, 139, 159, 274

Stations

Baker Street, Marble Arch

Cycle hire station

George Place Mews (Map)

Public toilets

Paddington Street (Map)
Saturday 10:00-20:00
Sunday 10:00-20:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Montagu Square is Westminster's only remaining purely residential square and it has a beautiful, tranquil, shady garden. The square was laid out by the estate's architect, James Thompson Parkinson, around 1800 and named after Elizabeth Montagu of nearby (now demolished) Montagu House. She is remembered for her literary Blue Stocking Society and the annual May Day party for chimney-climbing boys attended by, among others, a young David Porter. He started life as a chimney sweep but grew up to be the builder of Montagu Square. More recently, the residents restored the railings, which had been removed during WWII.

Gardener: Joseph Jones
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

To be confirmed

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Gate in George Street
Nearest postcode: W1H 2LA

Buses

2, 13, 30, 74, 82, 139, 159, 274

Stations

Baker Street, Marble Arch

Cycle hire station

George Place Mews (Map)

Public toilets

Paddington Street (Map)
Saturday 10:00-20:00
Sunday 10:00-20:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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