Barbican Gardens, London EC2

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Hidden Green Spaces of the City

  • Tuesday 28 June 2022
    (11am-1pm. Meet outside main entrance)
  • Museum of London, 150 London Wall, Barbican, EC2Y 5HN
  • Guide: Bridget Chandler

We usually think of the square mile as a maze of narrow, built-up streets and high-rise modern buildings but there are in fact some 200 gardens, oases of calm in the City’s busy life – some sizeable areas, others just a few benches and raised beds, some public, others private. Most of them came about because of two devastating events: the Fire of London in 1666 and the Blitz in 1940. On our walk we will visit ten of these green spaces and learn their fascinating history.


 Bridget Chandler has worked at the Museum of London in Visitor Experience for six and a half years, researching and writing her own talks and tours, both internal and external, mainly concentrating on the eighteenth century. She also conducts tours at The Charterhouse and The Foundling Museum.

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