Ladbroke Square Garden
(Photo: Josh Ward, photographer and garden designer)
The garden was originally the site of a racecourse, the Hippodrome, built by John Whyte in 1837. The venture foundered as the course was too heavy-going.
A plan of 1849 signed by the architect/surveyor Thomas Allason shows the garden laid out as it is today, the largest of the 16 communal gardens of the Ladbroke Estate. It is also one of the largest private garden squares in London, listed by English Heritage as grade II.
Within the railings, shrubbery and mature trees enclose a long east-west walk along the north side, with winding paths around three spacious lawns.
- Sunday 14:00–18:00
- The Royal National Lifeboat Institution will provide teas.
Gate opposite No.60 Kensington Park Road only.
Nearest postcode: W11 3BJ
- 27, 28, 31, 52, 94, 328, 452
- Notting Hill Gate
- Cycle hire station:
- Chepstow Villas (Map)
- Public toilets:
- Bayswater Road:
Saturday 10:00-24:00 + Sunday 10:00-24:00 (Map)
- Level access, but gravel paths and uneven surfaces.
- Dogs on leads