Mount Street Gardens
Mount Street Gardens
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Neighborhood: Mayfair
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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  • Bond St • 7 min walk
  • Green Park • 8 min walk
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futtock21
London, UK11,618 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
Created in 1889 out of a former burial ground for nearby St. George’s Hanover Square, Mount Street Gardens are named after the Mount Field, a fortification during the Civil War. They form gardens in front of the Church of the Immaculate Conception home to the Farm Street Jesuits and Latin Masses. To the west beyond the church they comprise a larger square shaped area overlooked by the rear of the Grosvenor Chapel and Mayfair Library. Today they provided a break for labourers to consume sandwiches or the contents of their lunchboxes on a long row of benches nearby all bearing inscriptions to those deceased who had enjoyed the gardens during their lifetimes. Also some bizarre callisthenics performed by a young Muslim woman in black headgear pacing along the wall of the church hall her upper thighs bound together in a black nylon belt. This was after her male companion had taken her essential measurements with a yellow tape measure.

Written September 8, 2020
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The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
Sep 2019
As Beautiful in Autumn, as in Springtime

We were back in Mayfair in September, and for once, not on business. On the way to Mass, at the Immaculate Conception Church on Mount St, we spent some quiet time in the lovely Mount St Gardens, beside the church.

On this Sunday morning visit, it was wonderfully quiet, and lovely, as there were still many of the flowers in bloom.

Travelers are always seeking off the beaten path locations, and this is certainly one. Many want tranquility in the heart of a busy city, and this is certainly one. It’s also a great place for a bit of bird-watching, and one of the signs lists most of the birds, which one is likely to encounter in Mount St Gardens.

We spent a good 30 mins in the Gardens, but one could easily occupy themselves for hours, and especially with a good book, in a quiet, beautifully landscaped garden, right in the heart of Mayfair.
Written June 4, 2020
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Pittsburgh, PA91,834 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We discovered this park by accident visiting the Catholic Church. The park is located behind the church. A nice place to relax on the public benches.

Written September 25, 2018
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Ghanim A
Kuwait City, Kuwait211,967 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
good nice garden
small nice one inMount Street
close to my hotels
quiet serving the neighbourhood
with to entrance
has some wooden benches
Written October 27, 2016
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mrsagf
washington dc881 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
Surrounded by brick and terra-cotta Victorian apartment buildings, this pleasant and shady park was created in 1889, as the parks department info board says. The layout of the footpaths is original. It has a number of common London plane trees, but because of its sheltered situation, it also has some unusual trees: a striking Canary Island date palm, Australian silver wattles, and Chinese dawn redwoods and twisted willows. Understory trees/shrubs include acid soil loving camellias, hollies and laurels. There is a plaque identifying birds found in the park (so British). Popular with families and locals, who cut through it between Carlos Place and Audley Street.

It has access to The c.1850 Gothic Revival Church of the Immaculate Conception, which allows you to duck in at appropriate times to see the extraordinary decoration.
Written June 21, 2018
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Bitte C
New Malden, UK49 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
If you need to sit down and think for a bit and just breathe, and happen to be in Mayfair, this is just the place.

Some of the good vibes from the Jesuits next door spill over, so it's peaceful and quiet and serene
Written September 8, 2016
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IAN D
Wigan, UK19,607 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Tranquil little garden in the heart of Mayfair. Relaxing spot to sit amongst all the wealth in neighbouring streets.
Written November 1, 2019
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The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We were back in London for wife’s Spring meetings in April. While she was attending Mass at the Mount St Church (Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception), I roamed Mayfair, and met her, when the church service was over. We walked to the rear of the church, to a little park, that is virtually a “secret,” Mount St Gardens. My wife discovered this little retreat, right in the heart of Mayfair, probably on our first trip to London. As we have always stayed in Mayfair, this has become her church, and we have come to love the Mount St Gardens.

One needs to know that the Gardens are there, as they are shielded from the near-by streets, S Audley, Mount and South Streets, by buildings, fronting those streets. Had my wife not taken the “back way” out of Mount St Church, heading back to our hotel, on that initial trip, I doubt that we would even know about the Gardens. Just as it’s hidden from the streets by buildings, those same buildings create a virtual fence around the Gardens. I have a feeling that most folk, not intimately familiar with the area, would walk past the Gardens, only the depth of the surrounding buildings, and never know that it’s there. Even peeking through the little mews, which runs beside the Mount St Church, does not provide one with a real glimpse of the Gardens. That mews ends in a little footpath, that heads west after a few steps, and goes through a linear area of the Gardens. The main part, is a block up. It’s the same, in all directions, with a little lane, or mews, turning into one of the Garden’s pathways.

The Gardens are a respite from the hustle and bustle of Mayfair, and we just sat on one of the benches, on this beautiful Spring Sunday. A few of the parishioners did walk through the Gardens, but none stopped this time. Maybe they are so familiar with the Gardens, that they just use it as a pedestrian walkway? We took the time, to sit and enjoy.

On a few previous visits, during the week, there have been quite a few school children in the Gardens, but it’s likely that they are students at St George’s Primary School, which forms part of the southern boundary of the Gardens. On a few visits, it has seemed as though every “nanny” in Mayfair was there, with their charges in their prams. However, and even when school has been in session, the Gardens are usually virtually empty. On this visit, they almost certainly were.

Since the weather had been rather cold, for mid-Spring, only the grasses and trees were showing signs of welcoming the warmer weather. Everything else seemed to be hiding, not believing the sunshine in the Gardens.

In our visits before, I had never noticed the sign, “The Birds of Mount Street Gardens.” For some reason, it caught my attention this time. Unfortunately, there were not that many birds about, or they were hiding in the canopies of the trees. On our November trip (later trip, than usual in the Autumn), I’ll be back, and see if I can spot some of those elusive feathered little guys.
Written July 21, 2018
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KLE2013
Centreville, VA3,680 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
This peaceful green space in the tony Mayfair District in London was created in the Victorian era from a former burial ground. Informative signs in the garden outline the history of Mount Street Gardens. A wonderful collection of trees, flowering shrubbery and lush lawns are crisscrossed by footpaths and dotted with benches creating a delightful urban retreat. The rear of Grosvner Chapel forms the western border of the Garden. On each of my visits to London I try to attend the Tuesday organ concerts at the chapel and the enjoy a relaxing time in the gardens.
Written December 1, 2016
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ShaunH290
London, UK2,329 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
This lovely little garden, shielded by the Mayfair houses around it, definitely has its own microclimate which allows it to sport some palm trees that you won't find outside anywhere else nearby. With a church building near each entrance, one Anglican and one Catholic, at least those two are accessible to the public for part of the time.
Written June 30, 2023
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