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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Merrick Square

Merrick Square
(Photo: Sarah Jackson)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 11:00–18:00

Activities

Music and refreshments, organised by Trinity Newington Residents’ Association, by kind permission of the Corporation of Trinity House.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

West side of Merrick Square
Nearest postcode: SE1 4JB

Buses

21, 35, 40, 133, 343, C10

Stations

Borough, Elephant & Castle, London Bridge

Cycle hire station

Dickens Square (Map)

Public toilets

John Harvard Local Studies Library (Map)
Saturday 09:00-17:00
Sunday 12:00-16:00

Access

Kerb at entrance. Outer parts of garden are reached across lawns

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Part of the garden at Merrick Square featured in the 2018 Disney film, Christopher Robin, when Winnie the Pooh tracked down Christopher Robin to a city park bench. Exterior shots of Merrick Square were also used for Christopher Robin's family home in the film. The small, tranquil and well-maintained garden square was originally laid out in 1853 and 1856 as part of the development of land belonging to the Corporation of Trinity House. There are 32 single houses, owned by Trinity House, in the square. Holy Trinity Rectory, between No 16 and No 17, was built in 1872. The square still has its original 19th century cast-iron railings. 

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 11:00–18:00

Activities

Music and refreshments, organised by Trinity Newington Residents’ Association, by kind permission of the Corporation of Trinity House.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

West side of Merrick Square
Nearest postcode: SE1 4JB

Buses

21, 35, 40, 133, 343, C10

Stations

Borough, Elephant & Castle, London Bridge

Cycle hire station

Dickens Square (Map)

Public toilets

John Harvard Local Studies Library (Map)
Saturday 09:00-17:00
Sunday 12:00-16:00

Access

Kerb at entrance. Outer parts of garden are reached across lawns

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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