Tanner Street Park (also known as Bermondsey Playground)8105

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The small park also has a drinking fountain, some ornamental beds, grass and a few trees, with tennis courts and a shelter in the north east.

History

Tanner Street Park was opened in 1929. The octagonal Portland stone turret that had capped the tower of the Church of St Olave in Tooley Street was sited in the south-east corner of the recreation ground; St Olave's, built in 1738-9 by Henry Flitcroft and rebuilt in 1843-6 following a fire, was demolished amid much local controversy in 1928.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail/Tube: London Bridge (Northern, Jubilee) then bus. Bus: 42, 78.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust