London Parks & Gardens Trust

A Cycle Ride in Hackney

St John the Baptist

St John the Baptist

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Turn left at St Peter's Church into de Beauvoir Road. Cross Downham Road (traffic lights) and continue as far as the canal bridge.

If you feel like a longer ride, you can transfer to the Bloomsbury-Shoreditch ride at this point by taking the canal westwards to the right. You can also take a short cut back to Broadway Market by riding along the canal eastwards to the left.

Otherwise cross the canal and continue along Whitmore Road. At the roundabout take Pitfield Street opposite. Shortly before another roundabout you come to St John the Baptist Church on the right.


The gardens of St John the Baptist Church were originally a graveyard. Features include a garden of remembrance, with a sculpture by Mike Chapman, Biblical poetry about gardens engraved along the paths and tiles created by local school children.