Christchurch Gardens, Westminster 8270

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

There are no monuments remaining but the garden has lawn, a number of mature trees, and some formal landscaping. The Suffragette Monument was erected in 1970 and adjacent to the garden is a bronze statue commemorating Henry Purcell.

History

Christchurch Gardens is the site of the former burial ground for St Margaret Westminster dating from 1625. Broadway Chapel was built here in 1638-42, replaced in the 19th century by Christ Church Westminster. Among those buried in the churchyard were several notorious people. Christ Church was destroyed in the Blitz in 1941 and the site was left as open space until it was converted into a public garden in 1950.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: St James's Park (District, Circle)