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Merrick Square

Merrick Square
(Photo: Colin Wing)

The Garden

This small, tranquil and well-maintained square was originally laid out in 1853 and 1856 as part of the development belonging to the Corporation of Trinity House. The square includes 32 single houses (owned by Trinity House), and also the Holy Trinity Rectory, which was built in 1872. The square still has its original 19th century cast-iron railings. Part of the Merrick Square garden featured in the 2018 Disney film, Christopher Robin, when Winnie the Pooh tracked down Christopher Robin to a city park bench. Exterior shots were also used for Christopher Robin's family home in the film.

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Visitor Information

Open
Sunday 11:00–18:00
Activities
Music groups and fiddlers. Refreshments with beer tent and barbecue organised by Trinity Newington Residents’ Association, by kind permission of the Corporation of Trinity House. Stall holders with crafts, clothes, antiques, books and postcards. Children's activities such as face-painting.
Entrance
West side of Merrick Square
Nearest postcode: SE1 4JB
Buses
21, 35, 40, 133, 343, C10
Stations
Borough, Elephant & Castle, London Bridge
Cycle hire station
Dickens Square (Map)
Public toilets
Castle Leisure Centre (Map)
Open Saturday 07:00-18:00
Open Sunday 07:00-22:00
Access
Kerb at entrance. Outer parts of garden are reached across lawns.
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only

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