Lexham Gardens in 2009
Lexham Gardens is a street in South Kensington, London.
Lexham Gardens figures in Part 5 of the BBC miniseries (1979) based on the novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Sir Cyril Taylor, the educator and social entrepreneur, purchased the freehold of a one-acre garden square, near to his London home in Lexham Gardens, by auction in 1989. With the assistance of designer Wilf Simms, he redesigned and replanted the garden, and saved it from the hands of property developers who wanted to build an underground car park underneath. In the garden’s first summer of 1991, Lexham Gardens was awarded first prize in the All London Garden Squares Competition, competing against entries from 100 other squares.
The civil engineer Horace Bell lived and died at no 114.
Kenny Everett, the comedian, radio DJ and television entertainer lived at no 91 from 1981 to his death in 1995.
Derek Nimmo, character actor, producer and author lived in Lexham Gardens.
- "The London Diplomatic List" (PDF). 13 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 December 2013.
- Taylor, Cyril (2013). Sir Cyril My Life as a Social Entrepreneur. Amberley. p. 128. ISBN 978-1-4456-1192-1.
- "Annual Report" (PDF). Kensington Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2013.
- "CONSTANTINE, Sir Learie (1901-1971) | English Heritage". english-heritage.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
- London History Tours, Adrian Sill, Jeremy Tipton. "Sir Learie lived here". shadyoldlady.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
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