Buy your own London park: Acre of garden near Notting Hill that was built in 1856 and comes with its own playground goes up for sale for mystery price

  • Acre of London garden has come up for sale for the first time since it was built 
  • Prince’s Square Gardens is one exclusive area of greenery near Notting Hill
  • It is currently used by members who spend £400 a year plus a £300 joining fee

A privately-owned acre of London garden has gone on sale for the first time since it was built in the Victorian era.

Prince’s Square Gardens, created in 1856, is one of the exclusive areas of greenery near Notting Hill, currently used by paying members who spend £400 a year plus a £300 joining fee for the rights to enjoy it.

But its price tag remains a mystery as it is only revealed on application.

Prince’s Square Gardens, created in 1856, is one of the exclusive areas of greenery near Notting Hill

It is currently used by paying members who spend £400 a year plus a £300 joining fee for the rights to enjoy it

Surrounding the Prince’s Square Gardens are a variety of hotels and hostels that do not pay for the upkeep of the garden and are not allowed access

One of the rare dog gardens in London, other notable features include the manicured lawn, a perimeter of mature trees and a butterfly area.

A recently installed playground, a wildlife space, and the Perfume Garden comprising of plants like clematis, honeysuckle and climbing roses complete the park.

The wooden equipment includes a roofed lookout tower, lower den, rock climb, rope climb, ladder, slide, monkey bars, two sets of swings including a pair of cradle swings and stretch and walk posts.

Two mature London plane trees, which date as far back in an 1869 Ordnance Survey, also still stand today.

The owners have decided to sell the gardens as outdoor space has come at a premium in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Surrounding the Prince’s Square Gardens are a variety of hotels and hostels that do not pay for the upkeep of the garden and are not allowed access.

The owners have decided to sell the gardens as outdoor space has come at a premium in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Estate agent Savills development director Luke Hawkesbury said: ‘Over the course of last year there has been an increased focus on access to outside space.

‘This asset offers something that so many people, who live in London want, which makes it a once in a generation opportunity to become the owner of a one-acre garden in central London.

‘We expect interest from a wide range of sources, but in particular from local stakeholders, who don’t have access to outside space and where this type of exceptional amenity will enhance either a business or indeed a lifestyle.’

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