Town Hall Square, Hackney (also known as Hackney Town Hall Gardens)9137

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

Now called Town Hall Square, this remains a formal, symmetrical composition with island beds, enclosed by stone parapet walls with four piers surmounted by bronze Art Deco lanterns at the front.

History

Hackney Town Hall was built in 1934-37 when a larger building was needed to accommodate the offices of the Metropolitan Borough of Hackney. It is set back from the main road behind a landscaped square that was laid out on the site of the old Town Hall, itself the site of the C16th Church House long used for church, parochial and educational purposes.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

London Overground: Hackney Central. Tube: Bethnal Green (Central) then bus. Bus: 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 254, 277, 276, D6, W15.