We’ve rounded up our top picks of the best properties in exclusive London garden squares. Elegant, classic and homely, this is prime London real estate and every city dweller’s dream.
1. Park Square
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a 6 bedroom house in the heart of London. Having just completed a 3-year renovation, this house is certainly not lacking in mod cons. The new ground floor “glass box” dining room/kitchen extension with its retractable glass roof adds to the unique feel. With access to private gardens, extending over 8.5 acres complete with 200-year old trees, tennis courts and a children’s playground, this home is perfect for families with younger children. Available through Savills for £14.95m.
2. Brompton Square
This Brompton Square property is a stunning newly refurbished house, located in one of Knightsbridge’s most desirable garden squares. With plenty of space, 5 bedrooms, home cinema and wine vaults, it is the perfect urban family home. The garden is south-west facing making it the perfect sun trap which can be enjoyed all year round in the property’s open plan conservatory. Available through Christie’s Real Estate and Strutt & Parker for £7.45m.
3. Grosvenor Square
Comprising 39 apartments and five bespoke duplexes, this super-prime residential scheme is the site of the former US Embassy (1938-1960) and the Canadian High Commission (1962-2013) in London’s finest borough of Mayfair. As well as the incredible location, these new residential homes offer vast and beautiful views across the city’s skyline. The site will be home to a residential pool, gym, private spa, screening room, bar and billiards room, and even an on-site restaurant. Launched by Lodha, it’s due for completion in 2019 – pre-registry of interest essential, prices start at £7.5m for a two-bedroom apartment.
4. Eaton Square
A fantastic opportunity to purchase a 2-bedroom flat in one of London’s most sought-after locations. This first floor flat has been immaculately designed with six floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading onto a 700 sq ft terrace. This is a pad that will really impress. Owners of the property will also benefit from exclusive access to Eaton Square’s gardens and tennis courts. Available through Strutt & Parker for £16.95m.
5. Pembroke Square
This Grade II listed family home is a classic example of a London terraced house overlooking an elegant garden square. The property is well arranged with high ceilings, large open fireplaces and an open plan kitchen dining room – the dream of most families when looking for a modern home. The property has a secluded private garden as well as providing owners with an opportunity to use the onward looking square and tennis courts. Available through Marsh and Parsons for £3.75m.
6. Chester Square
Chester Square is one of the three garden squares built by the Grosvenor family when they developed the main part of Belgravia in the 19th Century. This impressive and historic property was previously owned by Baroness Thatcher and has recently undergone an 18-month refurbishment providing the house with a lift, a newly constructed mews house and a private garage. The property boasts the ultimate entertainment space with its lower ground floor media room, bar and extensive wine cellar. Available through Savills for £30m.
7. Thurloe Place
Thurloe Place is a delightful one bedroom apartment which has been newly refurbished to the highest of standards. With its well-proportioned living space, the addition of a study, and views over the Victoria & Albert museum, this will have any potential homeowner weak at the knees. The property has large windows throughout allowing for lots of natural light to flood the house. Located between Knightsbridge and South Kensington, the owner will have quick and easy access to the wealth of amenities the area offers. Available through Sotheby’s International Realty for £1.495m.
8. Kensington Square
Established in 1685, Kensington Square (originally known as King’s Square) is London’s oldest, private garden square. Originally used as a Proprietary Grammar School for Boys, this house has bags of character and history. Although recently refurbished, the property has still maintained original features and with its east-west exposure, the house benefits from ample natural sunlight. In addition to the main house, there is separate accommodation, perfect for families wanting to make extra money through rentals. Available through Savills for £19.5m.
9. Paultons Square
This well-presented Freehold 3 bedroom Grade II listed house is situated on the southern terrace of this charming Chelsea garden square. With large open plan spaces spreading over the lower and ground floors, the property hosts unlimited entertaining space. The real gem of this property, however, is the Master suite which occupies the entire first floor and has a large south facing terrace, perfect for sipping on a glass of rosé in the evenings, with exceptional views over the garden space and Chelsea. Available through Knight Frank for £4.65m.
10. Bryanston Square
Located in the desirable borough of Marylebone, Bryanston Square surrounds one of the most picturesque garden squares in the city. This third floor, 2 bedroom apartment has the benefit of spacious south facing rooms which captures natural light, with views over the central gardens. The property has been recently renovated to a high specification standard using a base of neutral colours and furnishings, adding to the crisp, light and unique feel of the property. Available through Chestertons for £2.25m.