London Parks & Gardens Trust

Lambeth and Southwark

Archbishop's Park

Archbishop's Park

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Directions

Join here from Sections 2 or 3.

Follow the Millennium Pathway (which has a reddish surface) across Archbishop's Park then continue on the tarmac path to the right.

Description

Archbishop's Park was formerly part of the Bishop of Carlisle's land that was later incorporated into Lambeth Palace garden. In the late 19th century part of the Palace gardens were opened to the poor by Archbishop Tait. Following this, a campaign successfully led to its unrestricted access as a public park. The Millennium Pathway celebrates people, places and events that have made Lambeth special between 1000 and 2000. The southern area of the park is to be re-landscaped with mixed planting in the dry lake-bed area and woodland planting around the edges. There are shelters, a playground, sports areas, tennis courts and trim trail.