What links some of London’s tallest plane trees, planted in 1870, a company that made pianos for Mozart and Beethoven, a secret passage that led to a Victorian market garden and a church that was sacrificed for the extension of the London Underground? The answer is Cornwall Gardens. The Broadwood family sold their market garden for development from 1866 to 1879. Known as Little India due to its colonial links, it became home to writers, painters, financiers and other fine Victorian minds. The trees, lawns and shrubs provide the tranquil and inspirational atmosphere of a woodland garden.