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 FacilitiesOpening is unrestricted.
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsOpening is unrestricted.
DirectionsTube: Barbican (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City). Rail: Barbican. Bus: 56, 100
London Parks and Gardens Trust