London Parks & Gardens Trust
The Jubilee Walkway - Western Loop
Cross the Millennium Bridge to the north side of the Thames. At the first road crossing, turn right, up Queen Victoria Street. Cleary Garden is on the right at the top of the hill. The lower parts of the garden can be reached by steps or from a lower gate in the steep Huggin Hill at the side of the garden.
Nestled in the heart of the City, the area originally housed Roman baths before vintners used the site for trading and growing vines in the Middle Ages. Today the garden has two terraces leading down to an intimate lawn – a haven for office workers and visitors escaping the City’s bustling crowds.
The garden is named after Fred Cleary (1905-1984), a great campaigner for increasing the City’s open spaces. In 2007 it underwent a major redevelopment as the Loire Valley Wines Legacy Garden, with vines and aromatic plants to evoke the flavours and bouquet of wines from the Loire region.