Address: Powis Square W11
A small popular open square containing a free hardplay area and
children’s play area.
Garden Practicalities: Open 7.30am until
In the mid-19 century after the W11 area
settled down to more conventional building, the planning entrusted
to Thomas Allom. He leased the land to W.K. Jenkins, whose roots in
the Welsh Marches are remembered in the name Powis Square after
Powis Castle - a medieval military stronghold in Wales.
In the 1960’s a series of ‘break-ins’ and a
march on the Town Hall by mothers and children resulted in the
purchase of the square by Kensington and Chelsea in 1968.