London Parks & Gardens Trust

A Cycle Ride in Hackney

Well Street Common

Well Street Common

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Immediately after Cassland Gardens, turn right into Meynell Road and left at the T-junction facing Well Street Common. Turn right at the traffic lights, keeping the common on your right. (NB This has changed since the original version.)


Well Street Common was previously known as South Hackney Common and is former Lammas land owned by Hackney Manor which was used for agricultural purposes. The Common was preserved as public open space as a result of a petition raised by local people in the 1860s.