London Parks & Gardens Trust

A Cycle Ride in Hackney

Fassett Square

Fassett Square

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Directions

To visit Fassett Square (private square, open for OGSW), continue westwards across London Fields as far as on the path leading towards houses marked as Rochford Walk on the right. Turn right here and go along the London Fields West Side and its continuation, Greenwood Road. Cross Richmond Road, Wilton Way and Graham Road and then take the first left into Fassett Street (unmarked). Fassett Square is at the end of this short street.

Retrace the route to return to London Fields or turn left into Graham Road for Hackney Central Station.

Description

Famed for being the inspiration for the design of the stage set for the BBC television series East Enders, the garden of Fassett Square has been lovingly restored to its former glory by local residents. The square has retained its original Victorian layout of paths winding round island beds and lawns, as well as many of the original lime trees around the perimeter. In 1997 a grant from the Arts Council enabled the Square to acquire a beautifully crafted iron barbeque incorporating local children's designs.