Powis Square

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 dusk

Consultation exercise

From 14 May to 3 June 2018 the Parks Service ran a consultation exercise on what improvements and upgrades residents would like to see made to Powis Square Gardens. The survey could be completed online or via drop-in sessions held in the park which were advertised by: 

  • a leaflet drop to local streets
  • posters displayed in the park and other local noticeboards
  • staff being present in Powis Square Gardens.

Results

The results of the consultation can be found in the report and appendices below.

Powis Square Gardens: Report [PDF] (file size 113.98 KB)
Powis Square Gardens: Appendix one [PDF] (file size 228.51 KB)
Powis Square Gardens: Appendix two [PDF] (file size 248.33 KB)

History

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.