London’s newest Pocket Park opened a couple of weeks ago, replacing an ugly road junction that was a legacy of 1960s thinking.
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.
This is a a pocket park that you can’t visit – yet. You will be able to soon though as it’s about to be restored and opened to the public.