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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.


London’s Pocket Parks – Whittington Garden

This garden is one of the legacies of WW2, as it sits on land that was badly damaged by bombing raids.


London’s Pocket Parks – Tallow Chandlers Hall

A curious delight can be found around the corner from Cannon Street station - a small garden cut out of the side of an office building.


A pop-up clean air garden at the Barbican

If you're wandering around the back of the Barbican, you might spy a lot of steel tubes with a seemingly random selection of plants in them.