Thurloe Square

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Coordinates: 51°29′41″N 0°10′19″W / 51.49472°N 0.17194°W / 51.49472; -0.17194

Thurloe Square with the Victoria and Albert Museum in the background
The Ismaili Centre, to the north of Thurloe Place

Thurloe Square is a traditional garden square in South Kensington, London, England.

There are private communal gardens in the centre of the square for use by the local residents. The Victoria and Albert Museum is close by to the north across Thurloe Place and Cromwell Gardens. The nearest tube station is South Kensington to the west along Thurloe Street.

Sir Henry Cole (1808–1892), the first Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, lived at 33 Thurloe Square just opposite the museum. The building is marked with a blue plaque and is now the Kazakhstan Embassy.

The homeopath Margery Blackie lived and practised at no. 18 from 1929-1980. The building is marked with a blue plaque.[1]


  1. ^ "Blackie's home and practice on Thurloe Square". RBKC. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 

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