What looks like an abandoned rubbish skip now overflowing with plants growing in the rubble is actually a specially planted metal box garden.
This is a former church graveyard near Kings Cross, that is famous for having two graves that you are actively encouraged to dance on.
This small park near to Farringdon station is unsurprisingly, a former church graveyard, but also the site of a tumultuous period of English history.
This may be the best hidden pocket park in London, or maybe I wandered onto private property, it’s not entirely easy to be sure which.
Sat right next to a roaring main road it’s probably not a surprise that this former churchyard is looking rather forlorn, for who would want to sit here?
Despite its name, this park is actually a former graveyard and site of a famous church that gave its name to the entire area of Whitechapel.
Ebury Square takes its name from Ebury Farm, which used to be where Victoria Coach Station is today.
This is a a pocket park that you can’t visit – yet. You will be able to soon though as it’s about to be restored and opened to the public.
This is a very well hidden little pocket park that can only be found if you’re minded to slip through an alley to discover this former church graveyard.
This is a recently totally rebuilt garden, replacing a classic old enclosed garden with a modern open style, and gaining an underground car park in the process.
A less appealing garden is difficult to imagine, and if there wasn’t a sign announcing that this patch of paving was actually a garden, I’d have never expected it to be one.
One Coleman Street Gardens is a small public space in the City of London creating a contemporary space as a relief from the hard surrounding streets.
This pocket park covers the remains of St Mary Aldermanbury, a church that was destroyed during WW2, and rebuilt — in the USA.
A rather fine pocket park in the City of London that is not managed by the City of London. And unlike other parks, it doesn’t have a name.
This is one of London’s former graveyards turned into public park, but with the rare advantage that the church it’s attached to still existing.
As with many of the City of London’s pocket parks, this is a former graveyard for the church of St John Zachary, and also a site of war damage. Made up in two sections, an upper street level with a…
This small pocket park can be found slightly hidden away in a corner of a side street near the Guildhall and owes its current existence to the Great Fire of London.
This modest little triangular plot is surrounded by two major roads, but also contains a very important memorial.
This is a very modern take on the pocket park, with lots of grey stones, green trees and mini-fountains.
A patch of council housing in Clerkenwell has been recently improved by replacing concrete and cars with grasses and greenery.
This is a rather desultory park, with a strong unpleasant odor on my visit, but it is notable for the absolutely gigantic tree that dominates the area.
This is an ornamental garden on the corner of Edgware Road and Sussex Gardens that despite its name doesn’t contain any water.
This stepped series of gardens are the result of post war clearance, but has an industrial heritage that can be traced as far back as Roman times.
This garden is one of the legacies of WW2, as it sits on land that was badly damaged by bombing raids.
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