Whitfield Gardens was once the site of a half-acre Burial Ground and before that a large pond called The Little Sea. London County Council acquired the site in 1894. A year later, it opened as a public space to relax away from the hustle and bustle of Tottenham Court Road.
This large paved area sits between Gordon Square and the UCL campus in Bloomsbury. Surrounded by iconic architecture, shops and eateries, it’s a popular spot for students and local workers alike.
Camden Square Garden
Rectangular in shape, Camden Square Garden runs parallel to busy Camden Road. There is a path running around and through the square, and it is a popular lunch and picnic spot. It also has a playground and dog walking area, with many trees.
Kilburn Grange Park
Kilburn Grange Park opened in 1913 on land that was once part of the Grange Estate. Surrounded by hedges and gardens, this large open grass space includes a children's playground, basketball court, outdoor gym and tennis courts.
Seven Dials, Neal Street - Covent Garden
Nestling in Covent Garden’s north-west corner, Seven Dials retains its original star shape, first created in the early 1690s. Today, thanks to the efforts of the Seven Dials Trust, it is thriving.
Builder Thomas Cubitt developed the gardens in the 1820s on the estate of the Dukes of Bedford. The square’s name comes from the Marquess of Tavistock, a title given to the Dukes’ eldest sons.
St George's Gardens
St George's Gardens opened in 1714 as one of the first burial grounds away from a church. The land was split into two and used by the nearby St George’s Bloomsbury and St George the Martyr churches. The park was damaged in World War II, but otherwise little has changed.