London Parks & Gardens Trust

Lambeth and Southwark

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Directions

The walk starts and finishes at Waterloo Station.

It has five separate sections, which can be combined in the following ways, depending on the length of walk required:

Possible Combinations
Sections KM Miles
1 2 3 4 5

8.4

5.2
1 - - - - 3.1 1.9
1 2 - - 5 5.9 3.6
- 2 - - 5 2.8 1.7
1 2 3 - 5 7.2 4.5
- 2 3 - 5 4.1 2.6
1 2 - 4 5 7.1 4.4
- 2 - 4 5 4.0 2.5
- 2 3 4 5 5.3 3.3

Section 1 takes about an hour to walk. The whole walk takes over three hours, depending on the time spent in gardens. Parts of the walk are also suitable as a cycle ride, though some walking is required, especially on Section 3.

Description

This circular walk takes in parks, garden squares, churchyards, community gardens and other green spaces of historic interest in Lambeth and west Southwark.

All the gardens are open during daylight hours, unless otherwise indicated. Seating is provided in most gardens, and they are accessible to wheelchairs, except where stated.