London Parks & Gardens Trust

A Walk through the City of London

St Anne and St Agnes

St Anne and St Agnes

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Directions

Leave St Paul's underground station from Exit 2 and cross Newgate Street at the traffic lights. Walk up the street facing you, St Martin's Le Grand. Take the first right into Gresham Street. On your left is the garden of St Anne and St Agnes church. The garden is open at all times. (0.13km)

Description

The original church of St Agnes and St Anne was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. A new church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, was largely completed in 1681. The site suffered bomb damage in WW2, and the church was restored in keeping with Wren's design. In the 1970s the churchyard was extended and a garden created. The present garden consists of lawn and decorative trees including catalpa, false acacia, rowan and cherry.