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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Dorset Square

Dorset Square
(Photo: Diana Jarvis)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Picnics allowed.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

West gate
Nearest postcode: NW1 6QJ

Buses

2, 13, 18, 27, 30, 82, 74, 113, 205, 274, 453

Stations

Baker Street, Marylebone

Cycle hire station

Dorset Square (Map)

Public toilets

Marylebone Road (Map)
Saturday 07:30-23:00
Sunday 07:30-23:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Dorset Square was laid out on the site of Thomas Lord's first cricket ground in 1787. The square is the central feature of an urban layout planned by the Portman Estate (1815-20) and one of a few intact Georgian squares in London. Three properties bear Blue Plaques to denote famous inhabitants of the square: Sir Laurence Gomme (1853-1916), who was an early pioneer of the Blue Plaques scheme has the 800th plaque at 24 Dorset Square; George Grossmith, who co-wrote The Diary of a Nobody and Dodie Smith, author of 101 Dalmatians, both have plaques to commemorate their residence.

Gardener: Mario Crasta
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Picnics allowed.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

West gate
Nearest postcode: NW1 6QJ

Buses

2, 13, 18, 27, 30, 82, 74, 113, 205, 274, 453

Stations

Baker Street, Marylebone

Cycle hire station

Dorset Square (Map)

Public toilets

Marylebone Road (Map)
Saturday 07:30-23:00
Sunday 07:30-23:00

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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