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The history of Cheval Lexham Gardens

The iconic Residence spans across 32-38 Lexham Gardens dating to the mid-Victorian era, 1875-84, a time of prosperity following the industrial revolution. Many buildings dating to this architectural period are known for their classical style, but this period also saw the revival of medieval Gothic architectural elements and those found across Europe.

Completed by two different builders over the 9-year period, William Ashfold and William Douglas, Cheval Lexham Gardens has retained its iconic Classical-Italiante style whilst displaying slight variation, making it a valuable part of the Lexham Gardens Conservation area, developed by the third Lord Kensington.

The fashionable area quickly became known as a prime location for the wealthy elite after Kensington Palace (previously known as Nottingham House) was purchased and renovated by William III and retains its reputation today as a desired upmarket location for Residents and visitors alike, with many high-end shops, restaurants and notably London’s iconic galleries and museums within walking distance to the Residence.

In 2021 Cheval Lexham Gardens joined Cheval Collection, a luxury serviced apartment operator with properties in central London and Edinburgh.

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A Victorian Development EST 1870

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