The enduring appeal of homes on London’s garden squares

Every year, for one special weekend in June, garden squares across London open their gates to the public for them to enjoy beautiful greenery and a host of activities and experiences. Open Garden Squares Weekend highlights some of the best gardens that make up the rich tapestry of London’s green infrastructure, and so for those who attend this weekend’s events you won’t be surprised to know that homes surrounding these spaces are incredibly sought after by buyers from both the UK and abroad.

Sought-after stock

Those in Europe and the Americas especially have always had a soft spot for a property in close proximity to a quintessentially British garden square. Yet, with limited stock available, buyers do expect to pay a significant premium compared to what they would pay for the same sized home located 100 metres further down the street. The views across the square from each of the homes play a big part in this, as the tree lined views not only provide an element of privacy but also some tranquillity away from the bustling city.


This contemporary three bedroom apartment, pictured above, benefits from access to the highly desirable Eccleston Square Garden in Pimlico, and is on the market with Jackson-Stops for £1,500,000.

Community atmosphere

Garden squares often benefit from a strong, tight-knit group of residents, which is what draws families, downsizers and young professionals alike to these homes. It is always really pleasing to see residents surrounding a garden square becoming life-long friends and inviting one another to social events such as barbeques and sporting activities as many have their own private tennis courts.

Lateral homes

Renowned for their love of lateral apartments, international buyers are drawn to garden square properties for that very reason. These homes tend to have the floor space of a multi-storey townhouse but span one level. They also have the added benefit of a communal green space – which is something of a rarity in London.

If you are interested in purchasing a home on a garden square, please do get in touch with the team on 0207 828 4050