There can be few greater delights than a wander through a wood on a cold winters day, and sadly, few more dispiriting than a visit to a municipal park on the same day.
Hidden in a side alley behind the back of Mansion House is a gated, and often locked pocket park.
Just to the south of Old Street can be found one of London’s oldest and greatest burial grounds, and one with a most unusual history.
A gas lamp lit shady rectangle of grass providing relaxing seating next to a church for a She-Wolf.
This, as so many of the City of London gardens is the site of former religious worship, but unlike most other gardens, this isn’t the graveyard, but the remains of the church itself.
Following the recent departure of the US Embassy, plans are afoot to revamp the neighbouring Grosvenor Square now that the security paranoia has moved away.
What looks like an abandoned rubbish skip now overflowing with plants growing in the rubble is actually a specially planted metal box garden.