Monkwell Square 8829

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

In the 1980s, the 1960s Lee House was replaced by Alban Gate designed by Terry Farrell Partnership and the square was re-designed, much reduced in size. The square is overlooked by residential accommodation on two sides and by the Barber Surgeons' Hall to the east. The landscape design has a central raised area with balustrades, an obelisk and planting in each corner.


Monkwell Square was formed post WWII on the site of Monkwell Street, the name probably derived from a medieval family called Muchewella. The central space was originally laid out formally with grass, shaped beds and a series of circular planters, paving and seating.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.


Tube: Barbican (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City). Rail: Barbican. Bus: 56, 100


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust