London Parks & Gardens Trust

A Walk through the City of London

St Mary Aldermanbury Garden

St Mary Aldermanbury Garden

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Directions

Continue down Gresham Street, taking the second left on to Wood Street. Walk up Wood Street and turn right on to Love Lane. After the police station on your left is St Mary Aldermanbury Garden.

(There is an accessible public toilet south on Aldermanbury).

(0.2km) 0.37km

Description

This striking garden is next to London's Guildhall, which has been the centre of City government since the Middle Ages. During the Roman period, an amphitheatre, the largest in Britannia, was located on this site (its remains may be seen in the basement of the Guildhall Art Gallery). The garden is a spacious rectangular site with interesting shrub and herbaceous planting. It contains the footings of the 1437 church of St Mary Aldermanbury, along with a large willow basket planter and a bust of Shakespeare. Benches and other sculptures make this garden a pleasant spot to sit and rest.