Garden Lodge Queen, Londra
Garden Lodge Queen, Londra
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Ritwik Goswami
Mumbai, India3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Circumscribed by my other rather touristy aspirations, my visit to London had one quieter, more personal agenda : A visit to Garden Lodge, at Kensington - the house Freddie Mercury - the icon who pushed me towards my own PRIDE - lived and died in.
Despite spending a lot of time around Chelsea and Kensington, especially at Hyde Park, and Kensington Gardens, I could just never seem to find the time to make it there. Something in the city would always come in the way.

It was only in the week before I was to depart, one day, I took it upon myself to make the (not very short) walk from the High Street Kensington Tube Station to this (not-exactly) landmark. In the pursuit of my Hero’s home, I was awash by all that I had ever read about his life in London, so much of it shared with Mary Austin, who lived at Garden Lodge, after Mercury had passed.

Leaving all the shiny gloss of touristy Kensington behind, I noticed the lanes grow quieter, as I proceeded to get to the location. In fact, once inside Logan Place, the specific lane leading upto it, it felt like it was Desolation Central, with not a single person visible. I was still anticipating a flourish of emotions to wash over me, once I reached.

And reach, I did. Garden Lodge : Mostly just a towering wall eclipsing most of what was inside - the home of my childhood Hero. I stood in front of it, and even as I strained into my soul, I could hear nothing. No one pleading, “Can anybody find me, somebody to love?”; no crescendo exclaiming “No time for losers, ‘cuz we are the champions… of the world!!!!"

I gave it time, and stood there for about half an hour. In the whole time, only two men came by, holding hands. They arrived, vigorously pointed to the house, nodded, clicked a few photos, and left. I kept standing, but nothing happened, no music sang to my soul. The walls defensively stared down at me, resolutely mute.

I felt rejected, I felt abandoned. It was like my Hero hadn’t let me into his house. Then, I proceeded to bury this little heartbreak, take a few custom photos, and departed to meet my friends.

Later that night, at about 4am, on (yet another) cab journey from Lewisham through Central London, being driven across the Thames, with the freezing January winds on my face (both my friend Anwe and I would keep the cab windows rolled down, no matter how cold it'd get), my Apple Music shuffle arrived, yet again, at Freddie… “I can dim the lights, and sing you songs full of sad things…”

There he was. Singing to me, like nothing had happened. Like he hadn’t ghosted me just earlier in the evening.

I was angry, I didn’t wish to communicate. But he sang on “Whachyou doin’ tonight, hey boy?" And that 4 am-Januarymorning-emptystreets-CentralLondon ensured my anger didn’t remain.

He said, he wasn’t there, when I visited. I was even asked, why go looking for someone in empty buildings in foreign cities, when they have a permanent residence in my heart? Fair enough, I surmised.

Later, I read a bit more, and found that Mary Austin had auctioned off everything Freddie from that house just a few months earlier. Including the Lodge door, signed by fans. Indeed, he wasn’t lying, when he said that he wasn’t there at home, when I had come calling.

About a month after I got back to India, Garden Lodge was announced as being listed for sale.
Written May 13, 2024
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carol L
Hoylake, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Loved seeing fredies house. Its beautiful.
Seen the trees in his garden . And walking around Kensington was lovely. 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻
Written May 1, 2024
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Alan R
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Went to visit Freddie's house, it was on a quiet street, didn't see much of the house as it's behind a Big wall, just nice to say I made it after all those years
Written March 18, 2024
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hawksairltd
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
For Startedrs this was not the house "we will rock you "was filmed in,that was Roger Taylors house,freddird mercury didn't even own the house in 1978

Also at the back of house follow the wall around and the end 2 properties which is labelled 5/6 is the other propert owned by Freddie Mercury,this has direct access to the main house
Written January 22, 2024
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Garfieldluvr
Denver, CO971 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It’s a little out of the way, and there isn’t much to see, but for fans of Freddie Mercury it’s a cool stop. I was glad we went and saw it and snapped a few photos. If you are short on time, due to its proximity from the tourist area in London, you might want to skip.
Written January 8, 2024
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Charlotte W
Wellingborough, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
To visit this amazing man's home has been on my bucket list FOREVER, since seeing many people make the trip on Queen fan social media pages. So finally found an opportunity to go when we needed to come to Earls Court.
What can I say? Firstly it's only a very short walk from the tube station, and it's a pleasant walk at that too. As you turn into Logan Place I was struck by how quiet it was, and as we drew closer to Freddies house, how peaceful.
There were a few people already there, so we allowed them to take their photos respectfully. They did ask me if I knew how we could go inside (please note: you can't, the house is still owned and lived in by Mary).
Then it was my turn. As I stepped up to the gate where the man himself was once photographed, my heart was pounding, and despite being an adamant non believer, I DEFINITELY felt his presence! Its very very surreal,but a wonderful moment to experience, and a must for any Queen fan.
We didn't hang around after taking our photos, it did feel like we were imposing. However, despite the bullet proof glass and high wire fences, I am beyond grateful that Mary has still allowed fans to go there and experience this. Can't recommend it enough!
Written October 24, 2023
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THREEDY
Norwich, UK23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This I believe was Freddie’s final house. There’s not much to see, no plaque or tribute to read.
Is now we’ll fortified with high fences and razor sharp wire. Probably the current owner sick of visits ?? ( Mary still ?) anyway nice area but don’t bother
Written May 15, 2023
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Ben
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
What a memorable moment in time! To be there, in front of Freddie Mercury's house in London, what a surreal feeling, filled with emotion and nostalgia. Freddie was such a compelling performer and had one of the most beautiful singing voice. We miss him dearly. Queen is one of the most electrifying bands in rock history. A big hello to Mary Austin we love you too! ❤🎶👑✌
Written March 13, 2022
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stevejtenmen
Sheffield, UK138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
The “only” reason you come here….. it was the “incomparable” Freddie Mercury’s house….. REAL fans will “feel it”. My first “visit” to the house and my head became full of fabulous memories -which for me started on November 5th 1974 at Sheffield City Hall as I watched an up-coming band start their incredible career.
Written October 19, 2021
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UOtterTravel
Port Saint Lucie, FL1,256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Garden Lodge was a short walk from our Kensington hotel and both of us being Queen fans we decided to take a walk in the neighborhood to see it. There's a tall wall around the property, so there isn't much to see, but still a good spot for Queen fans to visit. This is the last house Freddie Mercury lived in and he left it to the love of his life, Mary.
Written March 28, 2020
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