Lincoln's Inn was founded in or before 1422. Its magnificent lawns and trees make up six separate gardens, comprising the North Lawn, Benchers' Lawn, New Square, Gatehouse Court, Kitchen Garden and Stone Buildings. Heritage London planes and mulberries stand alongside two recently remodelled herbaceous borders.
The only British prime minister to be assassinated, Spencer Percival (1762–1812), lived at nos. 59–60 Lincoln's Inn Fields. He was one of 16 prime ministers to be a member of Lincoln's Inn. Others include Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair.
A modern fountain, designed by William Pye, was constructed on the New Square lawn in 2004.