Friary Park 7799

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

At the park's highest point is a large bronze statue of The Peacemaker, donated by Sidney Simmons JP and dedicated to Edward VII, who had died just before the new park was due to be officially opened. The park was laid out with bowling green and pavilion, tennis courts, putting green and playground, with more formal gardens around the house, now a café.

History

Friary Park is on land formerly around The Friary/Friern House, built in the 19th century. The site was acquired in 1909 and opened as a public park in 1910.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Totteridge & Whetstone (Northern) then bus. Bus: 134, 234, 383, 634
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)