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Paddington Street Gardens South

Find information about opening times and facilities in Paddington Street Gardens South

Opening times

Open everyday, from 8am. Park closing times vary by the time of year.

About the park

Paddington Green South consists of relatively formal open space with grass areas, traditional shrub, rose and floral displays, a bandstand and children’s play area. Plentiful seating enables visitors to enjoy this space. Tall London Plane trees on the boundaries ensure shade on sunny days.

Venue notes

This park has disabled access, and toilets, including disabled, are accessible from Paddington Street.



Dorset Street
United Kingdom


Dating from the 1730s, the site was donated to the Parish Edward Harley, Earl of Oxford, in 1730 and consecrated as a burial ground in 1733 as an additional burial ground for the old St Marylebone Parish Church. In 1885 the Gardens became a recreational ground which was officially opened by HRH Princess Louise on 6 July 1886.

When the St John's Wood burial ground opened in 1814, the cemetery was officially closed although it was sometimes used for burials after this date and there are around 80,000 graves here. An index of the names on tombstones in this burial ground transcribed at various dates from 1833 to 1979 can be found in the Westminster City archives.

Published: 29 April 2022

Last updated: 29 April 2022