London Parks & Gardens Trust

A Walk through the City of London

Monkwell Square

Monkwell Square

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Leave St Alphage Garden, turning right on to the street of the same name. At the end cross over Wood Street and walk down the road directly facing you, into Monkwell Square. (0.03km) 1.30km


Monkwell Square was created after WW2, and there has been a garden here since the 1960s. In the 1980s, architects The Terry Farrell Partnership built Alban Gate, at which point Monkwell Square was much reduced in size and redesigned. It is now a quiet residential area in the midst of the bustling City. The landscaping features a central raised area with balustrades, an obelisk and planted areas in each corner.