Thurloe Square Gardens
Thurloe Square Gardens offers a secluded green oasis amidst the world-famous cultural destinations and shopping streets of South Kensington and Knightsbridge. It faces the frontage of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and is enclosed by the Grade II listed buildings of Thurloe Square. It is one of hundreds of leafy lesser lungs which contribute to the airiness, convenience and charm of the metropolis. Laid out and developed from 1840 by George Basevi in collaboration with the Alexander family, and named rather tenuously in honour of John Thurloe (d.1668) – ‘little secretary’ to Cromwell’s protectorate.