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London’s Pocket Parks, Jubilee Park, E14

This is a pocket park that sits right on top of a tube station, and one that very nearly didn't exist.


London’s Pocket Parks: Granville Square, WC1

Granville Square is a prominent tree lined square surrounded by period homes, located north of Kings Cross Road.


London’s Pocket Parks: St Andrew’s Gardens, WC1

A ramshackle old park that looks in need of some T&C with grave stones haphazardly sinking into the ground, this is St Andrew's Garden in Camden.


London’s Pocket Parks: Drury Lane Gardens, WC2

Like many pocket parks, this is the result of too many people dying too often -- it's a disused graveyard.


London’s Pocket Parks: Bunhill Fields Burial Ground

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.


London’s Pocket Parks: Aldgate Square, EC3

London's newest Pocket Park opened a couple of weeks ago, replacing an ugly road junction that was a legacy of 1960s thinking.


London’s Pocket Parks: Christchurch Greyfriars Churchyard

A gas lamp lit shady rectangle of grass providing relaxing seating next to a church for a She-Wolf.


London’s Pocket Parks: Emma Cons Gardens, SE1

This is rather forlorn pocket park of the sort that only a mother could love, sitting in the corner of a corner of two busy roads.


London’s Pocket Parks: St Dunstan-in-the-East

On a side street, just about visible from the main road, lies one of London's greatest so-called hidden delights.


London’s Pocket Parks: Christchurch Greyfriars Garden, EC1

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.


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.