St James's Gardens, Camden (also known as Burial ground of St James Piccadilly)9033

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

St James's Gardens were re-landscaped in the 1980s by Camden Council, and is a rectangular site with grass, rose beds and a few mature trees, a playground area and an extensive semi-circular pergola.

History

Following an Act of Parliament, the site was originally purchased in 1788 as an additional burial ground for St James Piccadilly. Encroached upon by the railway to the east, it was laid out as a public garden by the St Pancras Vestry in 1887, and the headstones mostly cleared to the boundaries.

Visitor Facilities

The gardens are open from 7.30am - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The gardens are open from 7.30am - dusk.

Directions

Tube: Euston Square (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern). Rail/London Overground/Tube (Northern/Victoria): Euston. Bus: 24, 27, 29, 134, 135, 30, 73.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust