About the Hyde Park Estate

A large number of the freehold interests within the Hyde Park Estate (approximately 1,700 residential properties, commercial and retail units) are owned by the Church Commissioners for England.

Based on a Georgian model grid pattern, the Hyde Park Estate was initially developed in the 19th Century. It originally belonged to the Bishop of London before being transferred to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners (who later became the Church Commissioners) in 1836. Find out more about the history of Hyde Park Estate.

Blue Plaque Residents at the Hyde Park Estate

  • Sir Charles Vyner Brook, Last Rajah of Sarawak: 13 Albion Street, London, W2 2AS
  • Lord Randolph Churchill, Statesman: 2 Connaught Place, London, W2
  • Olive Schreiner, Author: 16 Portsea Place, London, W2 2BL
  • Robert Stephenson, Engineer: 33 Gloucester Square, London, W2 2TD
  • Marie Taglioni, Ballerina: 14 Connaught Square, London, W2 2HG
  • Hertha Ayrton, Physicist: Norfolk Square, London, W2 1RU
  • Michael Balfe, Composer: Seymour Street, London, W2 2HF
  • Lady Violet Bonham-Carter, Politician & Writer: 43 Gloucester Square, London, W2 2TQ
  • William Makepeace Thackeray, Author: 18 Albion Street, London, W2 2AS

Explore London's Skyline in our interactive online gallery; all images have been taken from the Hyde Park Estate's Rooftops. 

All images credited and copyrighted to James Burns. Find out more at londonfromtherooftops.com.

Hyde Park Estate rooftop view

Whether you’re planning to move to the area or want an alternative day out in a quieter part of London: the Hyde Park Estate is here for you

Visit the Hyde Park Estate for the day and explore tranquil gardens, cobbled streets and finish up in Connaught Village for afternoon tea, a luxurious lunch or dinner. There are plenty of options available in this little-known quarter of West London.

Based in a fantastic, central location the Hyde Park Estate feels like a world away from the chaos of Oxford Street shoppers but is little more than a short walk.

Visit us on the Hyde Park Estate to discover it for yourself.

Walk or Cycle

The Hyde Park Estate is bordered by Sussex Gardens, Bayswater Road and Edgware Road. The Estate itself is relatively small and can be covered on foot or by bicycle. Connaught Street is the main shopping road but visitors should head off the main road to find independent cafes and small boutiques.


The closest London Underground stations include Lancaster Gate (Central Line), Marble Arch (Central Line) and Paddington (Hammersmith & City, Circle, District and Bakerloo lines).