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Trinity Church Square

Trinity Church Square
(Photo: Colin Wing)

The Garden

The square was built in 1824–32 on land owned by the Corporation of Trinity House. Today, it has a mixture of houses and flats. The former Holy Trinity Church is now Henry Wood Hall, used for orchestral rehearsals. The garden, usually open to residents only, is maintained by Trinity House.

In 2021 conservation work on the statue found that the lower half is Roman, and possibly represents the goddess Minerva. The upper half was added in the early 19th century to make the figure of the Anglo Saxon King Alfred.

The square is often used for filming, organised by the Southwark Film Office. 

Head gardener: Penny Hinves

Further information on London Parks & Gardens Inventory

Visitor Information

Sunday 10:00–18:00
Free yoga sessions in the morning, organised by Trinity Newington Residents' Association (TNRA), run in conjunction with TNRA Garden Fete in the afternoon in nearby Merrick Square. Opening with kind permission of the Corporation of Trinity House.
Trinity Church Square north side
Nearest postcode: SE1 4HT
Map of nearby bus stops
Borough, Elephant & Castle, London Bridge
Cycle hire station
Harper Road (Map)
Public toilets
John Harvard Local Studies Library (Map)
Open Saturday 09:00-17:00
Open Sunday 12:00-16:00
Level entrance. Garden mostly lawn.
Working assistance dogs only

Getting here

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