London’s Pocket Parks - Archive Articles

A long-running series of articles about the many small parks that can be found all over London.

Take a short walk through Dog Kennel Hill Wood
Take a short walk through Dog Kennel Hill Wood

Take a short walk through Dog Kennel Hill Wood

There is in East Dulwich a large supermarket. The approach through a council estate, skirting a wood, and then through a small grassy area. Yet, that little wood next to it happens to make for a much more pleasant way to secure egress to the store, and is curiously little used.

Apr
15
2014
The hidden garden opposite Cannon Street Station
The hidden garden opposite Cannon Street Station

The hidden garden opposite Cannon Street Station

If you come out of Cannon Street station stop and pause a moment, then look across the road. You might spy an insignificant side road sitting next to the modern steel ribbed building directly opposite. It's worth taking a wander over and having a look - for the short road curves round a corner, and around there you will find one of London's oldest church yards - and now a recently revamped public garden.

Mar
20
2013
A roof garden on the 10th floor of an office block
A roof garden on the 10th floor of an office block

A roof garden on the 10th floor of an office block

Yesterday, the private roof garden on the top of the Blue Fin Building in Southwark was opened to let the general public wander in to have a look.

Jun
27
2011
Folkestone Gardens in New Cross
Folkestone Gardens in New Cross

Folkestone Gardens in New Cross

Not that far from where I used to live a few years ago in New Cross, is one of those rather small municipal gardens that pop up from time to time in scraps of land often left over from former

Apr
05
2011
Northala Fields
Northala Fields

Northala Fields

As I was up at Northolt at the weekend, I decided to wander over to have a look at Northala Fields - a local community park that has been recently refurbished with four huge mounds of earth.

Aug
19
2008