West Hackney Recreation Ground (also known as West Hackney Churchyard and Recreation Ground)9162

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The oblong garden has a number of gravestones in situ with others placed along the rear wall of the site. It is largely laid to grass with paths around a central oval lawn containing island rose beds and trees at each end, and a number of seats.


West Hackney Recreation Ground was laid out as a public garden in 1885 on the site of the churchyard of West Hackney Church, after it closed for burials. The parish had been formed in 1825 when the large Hackney parish of St John was divided into three to serve the growing population. The church was later replaced after damage in WWII.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open 7.30am - dusk (summer 9.30pm, winter 4pm).
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open 7.30am - dusk (summer 9.30pm, winter 4pm).


Rail: Rectory Road. Bus 67, 76, 149, 276, 243, 243A.


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust