This Shoreditch based pocket park is relatively new sitting on top of what had been a service ramp to an underground car park.
This is today a modest park with a playground that conveniently faces onto a canal dock, but was once mainly industrial.
This is a brand new pocket park in Shoreditch that was once a road and motorbike parking space.
Greenwich is famous for its Royal Park, but right in the town centre is another park, hidden behind the church and surrounded by high walls.
This small garden on the site of a bombed-out church in the side streets of Southwark also has links to the origins of 1980s synthpop music.
This pocket park sitting next to St James Church in Piccadilly is unsurprising, a former graveyard, but was laid out as a garden after WW2.
A decent-sized triangle of land next to Camden Road station, with the railway running through the middle of it, on arches.
This is a newish garden that has emerged from behind fencing following the restoration of the historic Toynbee Hall in Whitechapel.
This pocket park is named after John Rennie, the engineer who built the original Waterloo Bridge, and designed the original Southwark Bridge, and the previous London Bridge.
This is a new pocket park that came into existence as part of the redevelopment of Trans World House, a dreary 1960s office block that used to be on this corner of the Old Street roundabout.
A pocket park worthy of the name has appeared next to the Barbican and is a few pot plants in a few concrete pots.
A side street in Shadwell has a small pocket park with gates leading to a space once filled with housing.
A short walk from the Barbican is a small perfectly formed little garden created in memory of Basil Hume, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster from 1979 until his death in 1999.
This is one of London’s larger pocket parks, and also one of its oldest, at around 360 years old — but it was only opened to the public in the 1950s.
This is a busy pocket park that sits just to the north of the Barbican, with wide-open space, a children’s space, and a coffee shop.
This small but rather neat pocket park is exceptionally well hidden squeezed between buildings on a quiet back street in the City of London.
This is probably one of the smallest pocket parks I’ve written about, a narrow strip of raised bedding on a side street in Southwark.
This is one of many of the King George Fields that can be found across London, and the UK.
This rather municipal looking open space in the middle of a housing estate has a remarkable story — it’s named after a holder of the Victoria Cross.
When the City’s largest roof garden opened a year ago, it was to be kept open in the evenings, and for a trial period, at weekends.
This decent sized municipal park in east London was once owned by distant Westminster Abbey, if you go back far enough.
This riverside park features a tall man made mound surrounded by a cluster of barrows offering views across south-east London.
This small side street park is an interesting park that was recently refurbished into its current rather bubbly appearance.
This otherwise fairly ordinary local park is a lingering relic of a grand Victorian pleasure garden that stretched all the way from the river to King’s Road.
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