Local Services

Recreation

St. Lukes Gardens

Address
Sydney Street Chelsea
SW3 6NH
Contact
0207 352 6985
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St Luke’s Gardens has an unusual and attractive flower display, a new children’s playground and Multi-Use-Games-Area. The park is a popular relaxation area when visiting the King’s Road as well as being available for use and enjoyment by local residents.

Kyoto Garden in Holland Park

Address
97 Abbotsbury Road Kensington
W14 8EP
Contact
0207 602 2226
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The Kyoto Garden in Holland Park is a medium-sized pond and waterfall garden London City Park and was opened in 1991 to celebrate the Japanese Festival, and refurbished in 2001 as part of Japan 2001. Both the original design and refurbishment were carried out by a team of garden specialists flown over from Kyoto. The Detroit Free Press described it as one of “three places in London you’ll never forget” (along with the Cabinet War Rooms and Portobello Road).

Round Pond

Address
Kensington Gardens London
W2 2UH
Contact
0207 298 2141
kensington@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk
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Within Kensington Gardens lies The Round Pond, originally commissioned by George II in 1730. The Pond, although not actually round, can be seen directly from Kensington Palace, flanked all around by mature trees, access to other areas and most northerly, the Broadwalk.
Starting in January 2014, a large scale renovation project began, to restore the Pond to its former glory in accordance with the original 1734 design by Charles Bridgeman (see below). Bridgeman’s vision included sharp edges creating a contrast with the water, presented on a plateau to be viewed from the Palace, and by its occupants in the most decadent manner. During the 18th and 19th century, other designs have changed the landscape of the Pond and surrounding Gardens, however it was felt that restoring the original Bridgeman design would be most appropriate.

Avondale Park

Address
Walmer Road London
W11 4PQ
Contact
0207 602 2226
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An interesting park combining formal gardens, children’s play areas, a small wildlife area and a modern multi-usage games area for 5-a-side football, netball and tennis.
With an aim to improve biodiversity in the park, a grass-free lawn has been created at Avondale Park. Made entirely of flowers, both native and non-native species, and a range of cultivars have been used to create an amazing patchwork of colour, nectar, pollen and scent.

Worlds End Estate Parks

Address
1st Floor Worlds End Estate Chelsea
SW10 0EP
Contact
0207 602 2226
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There are 2 parks located inside the Worlds End estate.
These parks are found on the 1st floor and contain climbing apparatus and recreation grounds.
There are no public facilities located in either park.

Kensington Memorial Park

Address
St Marks Road London
W10 6DG
Contact
0207 602 2226
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This park is the first to undergo major improvements as part of the Ten-year parks strategy 2006-2015. The park offers many recreational activities including pleasant formal areas, a children’s playground, tennis, football, junior cricket and One O’clock club which is managed by Family and Children’s Services. A kiosk is open during the summer months. Garden Practicalities: staffed Park. Open 7.30am until dusk. Public toilet facilities. Sports Booking Line: 020 7602 2226

Cremorne Gardens

Address

SW10
Contact
0207 349 9591
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An interesting and well designed garden, Cremorne Gardens is situated in the south of the Borough on the northern bank of the River Thames.  Not far from King’s Road it boasts spectacular views over the Thames and offers a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of London living.
Garden Practicalities: Staffed Park. Open 7.30am until dusk. Public toilet facilities.

Westfield Park

Address
Uverdale Road Chelsea
SW10 0ST
Contact
0207 361 3003
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A popular, well-designed neighbourhood  park between King’s Road and Lots Road, encompassing grass areas, trees, shrubs and flowerbeds with toilets and a newly refurbished children’s play area.

Ropers Gardens

Address
Cheyne Walk Chelsea
SW10
Contact
0207 602 2226
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A small sunken garden with sheltered seating and enclosed grass and shrub areas near to Chelsea Embankment.
In Ropers gardens an ancient cherry tree is the gardens most outstanding feature. This was planted to celebrate the visit of Gunji Koizumi, who introduced judo to the UK

Worlds End Nurseries Garden Centre

Address
441-457 Kings Road Chelsea
SW10 0LR
Contact
020 7351 3343
contact@worldsendnurseries.com
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Like a breath of fresh air set amongst the bricks and mortar of West London, World’s End Nurseries of King’s Road, Chelsea, is a delightful garden centre with a friendly and tranquil atmosphere.   It was created in the early 1970’s by James Lotery, a passionate horticulturist.
World’s End Nurseries is Chelsea’s longest established garden centre. Escape the urban metropolis to a haven of peace in more than an acre of lush green foliage where classical music pervades and life moves at nature’s rhythm.