London Parks & Gardens Trust

Lambeth and Southwark

Walcot Square

Walcot Square

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Directions

Exit West Square on the far side, via Austral Street. Cross Brook Drive and go along Sullivan Road opposite, and right into Walcot Square.

To join Section 5 go right at Kennington Road and left along Lambeth Road.

Description

Walcot Square was donated to the poor of St Mary's Lambeth by Edmond Walcott in his will of 1667. In Charles Dickens' Bleak House, Mr Guppy, the solicitor's clerk, intends to set himself up professionally in the square. The green is private property.