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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Dorset Square

Dorset Square
(Photo: Sarah Jackson)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South Gate - opposite No. 34
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 is the central feature of an urban layout planned by the Portman Estate (1815-20). The square, architecturally still intact, was laid out on the site of Thomas Lord's first cricket ground, established in 1787.

Sir Laurence Gomme (1853-1916), an early pioneer of the Blue Plaques scheme, lived at no. 24 from 1895 to 1909. His home is marked by the 800th blue plaque. George Grossmith, co-author of The Diary of a Nobody, was also a resident of the square. He too is marked by a blue plaque, as is Dodie Smith, author of 101 Dalmatians.

Gardener: Mario Crasta
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South Gate - opposite No. 34
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

Nearby gardens with similar opening times
Regent's University London NW1 4NS
0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Sunday: 14:00–17:00
University garden covering 11 acres, set within Regent's Park, originally home to the pioneering Bedford College for Women.

Bryanston Square W1H 2DH
0.6 km / 0.4 miles
Sunday: 10:00–17:00
A square laid out to a grand design between 1811 and 1821, with plane trees and other flowering shrubs.

Portman Square W1H 7BH
0.9 km / 0.5 miles
Sunday: 14:00–17:00
The gardens were laid out around 1780 as a wilderness. Now a private garden of one hectare, enclosed by a clipped privet hedge.

Manchester Square Gardens W1U 3AB
0.9 km / 0.6 miles
Sunday: 14:00–17:00
A beautiful Georgian square with a fine collection of trees, shrubs and plants, first laid out in 1776-88. A major ongoing replanting programme began in 2006.

Park Square & Park Crescent Gardens NW1 4LH
1.1 km / 0.7 miles
Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Sunday: 10:00–17:00
One of London's largest private squares, designed and laid out by John Nash. Dominated by plane trees planted in 1817 to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. An original and unique feature of the garden is the Nursemaids' Tunnel.