Chester Square

Chester Square Garden is named after the city of Chester, near which Eaton Hall – the ancestral home of the Grosvenor family – is situated. It was laid out between 1828 and 1840 by Earl Grosvenor and his surveyor Thomas Cundy, and remains a pleasant, leafy sanctuary, planted with shrubs and herbaceous borders.

Just under 1.5 acres in size, the garden was refurbished in 1997 to the Ordnance Survey map of 1867, and in 2007 the square won a Certificate of Excellence in the Garden Squares competition. Former residents of the square include Matthew Arnold, Mary Shelley, Margaret Thatcher, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is allowed to use the garden?
Residents of Chester Square are permitted to access the garden, providing their property head lease states so. 

Who should I speak to if I require a key for Chester Square Garden?
Please contact the Grosvenor Property Management team.

How much does it cost to have a key for the garden?
There is a charge of £55 per key. Only one key per household is permitted.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I take my dog into the garden?
Dogs are permitted inside the smaller 'East Garden'. All dogs must be registered with Grosvenor and wear their Grosvenor tag at all times whilst inside the garden . There is an annual charge of £33 per dog. Please contact us to register your dog for access to the garden.

Can I have a party in the garden? Is there a charge?
We welcome appropriate parties to Chester Square Garden, however there are certain regulations for having a party.  The rules and conditions are available for download at the bottom of this page. Residents should contact us to apply for a party. All parties must be approved by both Grosvenor and the resident's committee.


Chester Square, London, SW1X


Please contact the Grosvenor Property Management team who are responsible for Chester Square Garden.

Daisy Wall
+44 (0)20 7312 6307


The running of the garden is overseen by the Chester Square Garden Resident's Committee, in conjunction with Grosvenor. The committee members are elected each year at the AGM by keyholders and subsequently meet regularly throughout the year. Residents may contact us to obtain a copy of the current year's AGM minutes and accounts. 

Garden Rules

Keys are issued on the following conditions to benefit all garden users. Please download and read the PDF's below.