London Parks & Gardens Trust

A Walk through Islington

Lloyd Square

Lloyd Square

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Leave Percy Circus via Prideaux Place. At the end of the road, turn left into Wharton Street and walk up the hill to Lloyd Square (private – open for Open Garden Squares Weekend).


Lloyd Square was laid out around.1833 by father and son team, John and William Booth for the Lloyd Baker family, which owned the estate until the mid-20th century. The original layout of paths remains, with trees around the perimeter and a central flowerbed surrounded by smaller beds, planted with shrub roses and perennials. The houses around the square, also designed by the Booths, have distinctive pedimented façades. A garden committee run by residents has managed the garden since 1917, and there has been much recent renovation, including the railings (which are original), paths and planting.