Spa Fields Gardens 8996

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

Features of Spa Fields Gardens include a ball court and a children's playground.

History

Once open fields whose hollows were filled with springs and ponds, the area became known as Spa Fields, a place of recreation and entertainment until the 1770s. The land was then purchased by the Countess of Huntingdon who built a Nonconformist Chapel here, now the site of the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, with adjacent burial ground. This closed in 1853, following which it was gravelled over and used partly as drill ground and partly as playground until 1886 when it was converted to a public garden, becoming the responsibility of the LCC.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Farringdon. Tube: Farringdon (Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Circle), Angel (Northern). Bus: 19, 38, 341
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust