Thurloe Place Gardens

Address: Thurloe Place SW7

Near busy South Kensington tube this small peaceful garden contains the Yalta Memorial which remembers those people who were forcibly repatriated by the Allies to Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union after the Second World War. Many did not survive the journey home and those that did faced starvation and disease.

History

This square, begun in 1840 by G. Basevi, announced a new era in Italianate town house design. It is named after John Thurloe who, it is said, was presented with land in Brompton by Oliver Cromwell for services rendered during the Commonwealth.