St John's Churchyard, Southwark (also known as St John Horselydown, St John's Park Gardens)9038

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The C18th Watch House is within the garden, and C18th Vicarage is just outside.


St John Horselydown was an early C18th church designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor and John James, a prominent local landmark until it was bombed in WWII. It was replaced by a new building in 1976, now London City Mission, which rises out of the remains of the old walls. The churchyard was in use until 1853. Adjoining it was a paupers' burial ground of St Olave's, now part of Potters Fields Park. St John's churchyard was laid out as public gardens in 1882.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.


Tube: Tower Hill (District, Circle) then bus. DLR: Tower Gateway then bus. Bus: 42, 78.


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust