London Parks & Gardens Trust

A Walk through Southwark

All Hallows Church Garden

All Hallows Church Garden

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Directions

Leave the park past the small play area and turn left. Cross Southwark Bridge Road at the zebra crossing near the London Fire Brigade Museum (open by appointment only) and turn right. Cross Great Guildford Street and turn left into Copperfield Street (narrow pavements). On the right, opposite Winchester Cottages (further evidence of Octavia Hill's influence), is All Hallows Church Garden. The nearest entrance to the garden is up shallow steps onto a paved area past a small sunken area. There are steeper steps up to an area with crucifixion statue and planted pots. The far entrance / exit (deeper stone steps) is past the now grassed-over church nave, through an old arch.

Description

This peaceful, secluded garden is on the site of All Hallows Church built by George Gilbert Scott Junior in 1879-80 and bombed in WW2. Little remains except fragments of the church, including two stone archways and one chapel incorporated into a building of 1957, now residential. The garden has been looked after by residents for many years, and is supported by BOST.