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49 Bankside

49 Bankside
(Photo: Diana Jarvis)

The Garden

This hidden and historic secret garden is a real gem, both in terms of its location and its fascinating past. Situated between the Globe Theatre and Tate Modern on London's cultural and creative South Bank, 49 Bankside has a unique story to tell which is featured in Gillian Tindall’s book The House by the Thames. Access to this delightful garden is via the ancient Cardinal Cap Alley - London's narrowest street. It has a small paved area with a pond and fountain, dating from the 1930s. Climbers cover the walls while pots brim with foliage to provide texture and colour.

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–17:00
Entrance
Small entrance off Cardinal cap Alley
Nearest postcode: SE1 9JE
Buses
344, 381, RV1
Stations
Blackfriars (south exit), London Bridge, Mansion House, St Paul's
Cycle hire station
New Globe Walk (Map)
Public toilets
Tate Modern (Map)
Open Saturday 10:00-18:00
Open Sunday 10:00-18:00
Access
Via a very narrow alleyway. Small garden so numbers will be limited. Uneven surfaces. Pond
Dogs
Dogs on leads

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