Freddie Mercury's house

Death Location in Kensington, London, England

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Freddie Mercury's house

This is Freddie Mercury's former house.

It is located at 1 Logan Place in Kensington, London.

The Queen frontman died of AIDS-related complications at this walled residence in November 1991.

In 1982, Mercury reportedly started to display symptoms of HIV. It is believed that he contracted the virus in July or August of that year while he was on tour in New York.

Throughout the 1980s, the singer's health continued to decline. In August 1986, he told his bandmates that he wanted to stop performing live because he wasn't able to do it anymore.

In 1987, it was noted that the singer had a skin lesion on his cheek.

Garden Lodge
This advertisement appeared in Country Life magazine in March 1978. At the time, it was up for sale for offers in excess of £300,000. Mercury eventually purchased the property for £500,000. In February 2024, Mercury's former girlfriend, Mary Austin, put the house up for sale for offers in excess of £30 million ($38 million).

Despite growing rumors in the media and numerous signs that he was ill, Mercury continued to keep his AIDS diagnosis secret.

He was officially diagnosed with AIDS in April 1987. Up until that point, he had largely ignored his symptoms and put them to the back of his mind.

However, he eventually decided to see a doctor when a lesion on his hand failed to heal.

Although the singer's diagnosis was kept within his inner circle, the British media quickly realized that something was amiss.

During the late 1980s, Queen stopped touring after Mercury's physical appearance continued to worsen. Around the same time, tabloid newspapers learned that two of his former lovers had previously succumbed to the virus in 1986.

In June 1991, he disappeared from public life and retired to this house on Logan Place in Kensington. In the months that followed, his condition continued to deteriorate. Those who visited him in his final days recalled how he started losing his sight and had become bedridden.

On November 23rd, 1991, Mercury put an end to the speculation by releasing a public statement in which he confirmed that he had AIDS. The following day, he died from complications of the disease at the age of 45.

Freddie Mercury house address

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


1 Logan Place, Kensington, London, W8 6QN, England


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the house are:

51.494265, -0.198461


Garden Lodge is situated in the affluent district of Kensington in Central London. It is a short walk from the junction between West Cromwell Road and the A3220.

The closest underground station is Earl's Court, which is 0.4 miles away. To get to Earl's Court, you will need to use the Piccadilly line (dark blue) or the District line (green).


Photos of the house and other related images.

Freddie Mercury's house

Freddie Mercury's home

This is an aerial image of Freddie Mercury's former house on Logan Place. The property cannot be seen from the outside, as it is surrounded by a large 8-foot wall that is fitted with an anti-climb fence.

The inset photograph on the right was taken by Mercury's partner, Jim Hutton, during the summer of 1991. It is one of the last known photographs of the singer.

Garden Lodge currently belongs to Mercury's former girlfriend, Mary Austin. Although the couple stopped seeing each other romantically, they remained friends up until his death.

The pair had such a close relationship that the Queen singer left the house to her in his will.

Following his death, fans turned the outside wall into a shrine by writing messages on it and leaving flowers behind. However, this stopped in November 2017 after Austin grew tired of the vandalism and graffiti. Over the years, she reportedly had to replace the front entrance multiple times.

Consequently, the "shrine" was painted over, and a plastic perspex cover was placed over the main entrance.

Nowadays, the outside of the property is fitted with surveillance cameras. There are also warning signs that graffiti is a crime.

In February 2024, Austin put the house up for sale for £30 million ($38 million).

Logan Place in Kensington

Logan Place in Kensington

The house is situated at the end of Logan Place in Kensington. Judging by Google Street View, it seems as though Austin decided to blur the house for privacy reasons.

Mercury started living here in 1980 after he purchased Garden Lodge for £500,000. In today's money, that is roughly £2.3 million.

Aerial image

Aerial image

This is a "bird's eye" view of the property, which is now worth more than £20 million.

Austin and Mercury are pictured on the left. The couple had a long-term relationship during the 1970s, during which they got engaged. However, they ended things in 1976 after Mercury privately admitted to her that he was gay.

Following their split, the pair remained close. During one interview, the singer stated that Austin was his only true friend.

1 Logan Place

1 Logan Place

This photograph of 1 Logan Place was taken on March 20th, 2022.

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The aerial image above is from Google Maps.

As you can see, it sits close to the corner between Cromwell Crescent and Logan Place.

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