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Lancaster Gate

Welcome to Lancaster Gate

Located close to Kensington Gardens, Lancaster Gate is a London square dating back to the mid-1980s.

Lancaster Gate is in the Bayswater immediately to the north of Kensington Gardens. It is a square dating back to the mid-19th century. The name directly comes from, and references Lancaster Gate, an adjacent entrance to Kensington Gardens.

The space is completely open to the surrounding road. It is a hard landscaped oval area with a monument facing towards the Kensington Gardens and a contemporary bespoke designed semi-circle bench feature at the heart of the space.

The church at the north of the square created a prominent end feature to the space, it was originally called Christ Church, designed by F. & H. Francis Architects as an asymmetrical gothic composition with a needle spire. The church was closed in 1977, and turned into housing in 1983, today all that remains architecturally of the original church are the tower and spire. These do however, retain a striking architectural focal point and climax to the square.

If you would like to hold an event or film in this park please visit the Special Events website at www.westminster.gov.uk/specialevents or call 020 7641 2390.