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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

St George's Gardens

St George's Gardens
(Photo: Lynne Eva)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 08:00–21:00
Sunday 08:00–21:00

Activities

Drop by this peaceful open space for some time out. Information leaflets and representatives of the Friends of St George’s Gardens available 10am-5pm on both days.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Handel Street (off Hunter Street), Sidmouth Street or Heathcote Street (both off Gray's Inn Road)
Nearest postcode: WC1N 2NU

Buses

17, 45, 46

Station

Russell Square/King's Cross

Cycle hire station

Tavistock Place (Map)

Public toilets

Camden Town Hall (Map)
Saturday 08:00-17:00

Access

Level access from Sidmouth and Heathcote Streets.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

Originally meadowland, the site was acquired in 1713 to serve as burial grounds for new churches of St George, Bloomsbury Way and St George the Martyr, Queen Square. These were the first church burial grounds in London not to be sited next to their churches.

The first burial was in 1715, and the first recorded case of ‘body-snatching' (the theft of corpses for medical research and teaching) took place here in 1777.

Today the gardens are a peaceful retreat. The many large plane trees create shade around ivy-clad tombs and gravestones.

The site, restored in 2001 by the London Borough of Camden with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, now includes a sensory garden created by the Friends of St George's Gardens near the Chapel of Rest.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 08:00–21:00
Sunday 08:00–21:00

Activities

Drop by this peaceful open space for some time out. Information leaflets and representatives of the Friends of St George’s Gardens available 10am-5pm on both days.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Handel Street (off Hunter Street), Sidmouth Street or Heathcote Street (both off Gray's Inn Road)
Nearest postcode: WC1N 2NU

Buses

17, 45, 46

Station

Russell Square/King's Cross

Cycle hire station

Tavistock Place (Map)

Public toilets

Camden Town Hall (Map)
Saturday 08:00-17:00

Access

Level access from Sidmouth and Heathcote Streets.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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