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Making posh Grosvenor Square more welcoming to visitors

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.


London’s Pocket Parks: Albert Square Gardens, E1

A few miles from its fictional location, there is a very real Albert Square and it has a large open garden in the heart of the square.


London’s Pocket Parks: US Embassy Gardens, SW11

Apart from it's boxy architecture, the US Embassy in London is also noted for the lake and garden that surround it.


London’s Pocket Parks: St John’s Churchyard, EC1

This is a tiny little pocket park that should have me delighting in its planting, but actually has me dispirited at the missed opportunity.


London’s Pocket Parks: Bankside’s Metal Box Garden

What looks like an abandoned rubbish skip now overflowing with plants growing in the rubble is actually a specially planted metal box garden.


London’s Pocket Parks: Joseph Grimaldi Park, N1

This is a former church graveyard near Kings Cross, that is famous for having two graves that you are actively encouraged to dance on.


London’s Pocket Parks: St John’s Garden, EC1

This small park near to Farringdon station is unsurprisingly, a former church graveyard, but also the site of a tumultuous period of English history.


London’s Pocket Parks: 15 Clerkenwell Close

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.


London’s Pocket Parks: St Leonard’s Priory, E3

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?


London’s Pocket Parks: Altab Ali Park, E1

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.