London Parks & Gardens Trust

Bloomsbury to Shoreditch and back

St John the Baptist Church

St John the Baptist Church

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As you ride further up Pitfield Street, you will see St John the Baptist Church straight ahead beyond a small roundabout.

After visiting the churchyard, continue up Pitfield Street to the right of the church. If you doing the Hackney Ride, turn first right into Crondall Street. If you are returning to Russell Square, continue along Pitfield Street to another roundabout. Take the road opposite (Whitmore Road) as far as the canal bridge.


The gardens of St John the Baptist Church were originally a graveyard. Features include a garden of remembrance, with a sculpture by Mike Chapman, Biblical poetry about gardens engraved along the paths and tiles created by local school children.