The garden of this historic church was originally planned by the Metropolitan Parks and Gardens Association in 1895. St Mary atte Bow has been situated 'in the King's Highway' since the early 14th century, and now sits at the edge of the Bow flyover.
At the rear of the church, you have the impression of a country churchyard, and then you find the unexpected 'Edgelands' beyond the railings. This area, planted with trees and roses, rises up and gently dovetails into the flyover itself.
A small project growing fresh produce for the weekly food bank at the church began expansion in 2016.
- Saturday 12:00–16:00
+ Sunday 12:00–16:00
- Tours of churchyard and the historic church. Children's craft activities. Homemade cakes and good coffee. Plants for sale.
230 Bow Road
Nearest postcode: E3 3AH
- 8, 25, 108, 205, 276, 425, 488, D8
- Bow Church, Bow Road
- Cycle hire station:
- Bow Church Station (Map)
- Toilet on site.
- Wheelchair access to most of the church and the west of the churchyard. The toilet is too small for wheelchairs.
- Dogs on leads