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.