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London’s Pocket Parks: Fen Court, EC3

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.


London’s Pocket Parks: Seething Lane Garden, EC3

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.


London’s Pocket Parks: Brewers Hall Garden, EC2

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.


London’s Pocket Parks: One Coleman Street Gardens, EC2

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.


London’s Pocket Parks – St Mary Aldermanbury, EC2

This pocket park covers the remains of St Mary Aldermanbury, a church that was destroyed during WW2, and rebuilt -- in the USA.


London’s Pocket Parks – Garden West of 25 Cannon Street, EC4

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.


London’s Pocket Parks – St Anne & St Agnes, EC2

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.


London’s Pocket Parks – The Goldsmiths Garden, EC2

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


London’s Pocket Parks – St Mary Staining, EC2

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.


London’s Pocket Parks – Yalta Memorial Garden, SW7

This modest little triangular plot is surrounded by two major roads, but also contains a very important memorial.


London’s Pocket Parks – Aldermanbury Square, EC2

This is a very modern take on the pocket park, with lots of grey stones, green trees and mini-fountains.


London’s Pocket Parks – Percival Triangle, EC1

A patch of council housing in Clerkenwell has been recently improved by replacing concrete and cars with grasses and greenery.


London’s Pocket Parks – St Peter Cheap, EC2

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.


London’s Pocket Parks – The Water Gardens, W2

This is an ornamental garden on the corner of Edgware Road and Sussex Gardens that despite its name doesn't contain any water.


London’s Pocket Parks – Cleary Gardens, EC4

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.