Grosvenor Gardens lies adjacent to the major transport hub of Victoria station offering excellent communication links throughout London and the South East. Victoria has established itself as a key destination for major office occupiers, and also presents a wide selection of local amenities including luxury hotels, theatres, premium retail, and a range of fashionable bars and restaurants. The area also boasts large areas of open spaces at the neighbouring Royal Parks of St James’s Park, Green Park and Hyde Park. The nearby areas of Mayfair, Westminster, Knightsbridge and Chelsea are also within a short walking distance.
Grosvenor Gardens is formed by two triangular areas which are named after the Grosvenor family who were wealthy landowners in Central London. The gardens are a conservation area and are located next to Victoria Station.
The gardens were originally designed by Thomas Cundy III in the 1860’s and contain renaissance styling on many of the tall terraces which flank them. Lower Grosvenor Gardens were laid out a little later in the French style which is referenced by the statue of Marshal Ferdinand Foch dating from the 1930’s at the entrance. Marshal Foch lead French forces as General during the Great War, becoming Marshal of France in 1918. The plot on which the statue stands was donated by the Duke of Westminster.
Within the garden are two ornate buildings, unique for their shell coverings. Upper Grosvenor Garden was re-landscaped in 2000 and public access was granted as part of the millennium celebrations. A life-sized sculpture of a Lioness chasing a Lesser Kudu adorns the centre of the grounds. The sculpture is an original Jonathan Kenworthy.