Hyde Park Estate in the news

The Hyde Park Estate has and continues to attract noteworthy news items.

Exposed aesthetics at the Water Gardens

The Water Gardens

The Water Gardens in Burwood Place were completely refurbished in 2018. This hidden treasure is suspended over a podium deck and features mature trees and lush vegetation interacting with brutalist design elements, threaded through 1500sqm of large shallow ponds with aquatic vegetation and freshwater fish. Hidden corners allow the visitor to sit and enjoy a variety of views.

Article from Hardscape, 15.07.19

Repurposed Stained Glass Comprises a Disorienting Illuminated Greenhouse by Heywood & Condie

A brilliant greenhouse suffused with a rich spectrum of colour stands at 25 Porchester Place in London. Titled “Sacré blur,” the greenhouse is a 2015 project by horticultural artists Tony Heywood and Alison Condie.

Article from Colossal, 16.05.22

The Church Commissioners and community representatives from the Hyde Park Estate planted trees as part of The Queen's Green Canopy project.

Nine different types of British native trees were planted in 16 different locations across the estate, chosen to support local wildlife and insects. These trees celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee and have also been dedicated to the Hyde Park Estate Association who celebrate their 70th Anniversary this year.


Three years in the making, this unique ‘pod’ home provides a novel use of an otherwise empty void alongside an existing tower block and has been designed to fit neatly and unobtrusively into its surroundings

The Furniture Union

Lucy Choi: the designer and niece of Jimmy Choo on juggling business, family... and shoes

The niece of Jimmy Choo, 43, runs her own eponymous shoe company. She lives in Notting Hill with her husband, Jonathan, and two sons.

Article from The Telegraph, 27.08.18

In a bleak subterranean room with only marginally more warmth than the average morgue, you’ll find some of the most thrilling Thai grub in London

"...And at long last we have two west London restaurants that manage to replicate the regional dishes that make Thai food so damned thrilling."

Article from The Daily Mail, 25.08.18

Iconic streets: Connaught Street: A characterful corner of the West End

The heart of the Hyde Park Estate, Connaught Street is once again becoming a highly desirable residential quarter, within a short walk of the 350-acre park itself, one of London’s largest, and the shopping magnet of Oxford Street.

Article from The London Magazine, 21.01.18

A panoramic photo of the London skyline at night from the Hyde Park Estate.

Stunning pictures show the changing state of the moon over the London skyline

Photographer James Burns has spent the past year capturing various lunar spectacles in the capital. One of the images was taken from the Hyde Park Estate's Porchester Place with most of the rest taken from Marble Arch Tower.
Article from London Evening Standard, 16.02.16

A panoramic photo of The Shard poking out from the mist above London.

London from the Rooftops: stunning pictures show the capital's iconic skyline in 2014

A photographer has captured a year in the life of London from the Hyde Park Estate's rooftops.
Article from London Evening Standard, 23.12.14

A panoramic birds eye view of houses on a London street.

London from the rooftops

London from the Rooftops is a project that was born eight years ago at the base of the now-demolished chimney of Battersea Power Station.
Article from London Live 22.12.14

A glass table sits in the middle of a lounge with a single white chair and grey sofa either side.

Kay & Co introduce the Hyde Park Estate

Before the end of the 18th Century, no one sought to develop the farmland north of this area because of its proximity to Tyburn Gallows. In 1783, when the execution site moved to Newgate Prison, building started and by 1807 the first properties on Connaught Place were erected and by the 1820s Connaught Square was completed.
Article from Absolutely Kensington, March 2014

A panoramic photo of two horses with riders walking away from the camera in a wood.

Pony tail

At the Hyde Park Riding Stables, London's equestrian history is alive and kicking. Pearl Boyd reports.
Article from Absolutely Kensington, February 2014