St. George's Gardens
St. George's Gardens
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Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
How to get there
  • Russell Square • 4 min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras • 9 min walk
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Formerly a burials for 2 churches in Bloomsbury. By 1800s, the grounds had fallen into a bad state and by 1855, had become so overcrowded that it had to be closed. In the decades that followed, the grounds re-opened as a public space and sitting markets. To this day, the graves remain, but there are now paved walkways around the grounds as well as sitting areas for quiet contemplation amongst the graves.

There's really isn't much to see in the grounds and the grass isn't that well maintained with lots of muddy and bare patches of grass.
Written March 9, 2019
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Amanda M
California43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Walked through this park on our way to the British Museum. It is small and nice. There is a fountain in the middle, a cafe, and a walkway that has vines growing overhead. Worth a stroll through the park. :) Or if you need a place to relax and enjoy the day, this would be a great place to bring a blanket and bunker down.
Written May 4, 2017
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LizinKL
Kuala Lumpur1,538 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Although this 'park' is quite small, it is worth a visit to see the old tombs. It is a burial ground almost 300 years old. It's well maintained and you can stroll through or sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Written June 6, 2016
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Colin E
242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
My visit coincided with the grass being cut: the good news – the smell of freshly cut grass, the bad news – a council worker was using a leaf blower. A peaceful place, used by local people: dog walkers, the lonely, those wishing to escape their apartments for a while. It is an old burial ground. A wonderful and amazingly little vandalised terracotta statue of Euterpe, the muse of instrumental music, continues to impress, not least because it stands alone and the terracotta colouring gives it a distinctive look.
Written August 22, 2017
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jacqui3744
Cheshunt, UK1,644 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
A very nice quiet green space in London. I visited as part of the Open Squares & Gardens weekend. This was one of the first places to be set up as a burial garden but without a church attached. Contains the tomb of Oliver Cromwell's granddaughter and also the first recorded case of body snatching was recorded there. It has undergone some maintenance and restoration. In the last few years.
Written July 14, 2016
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Abbotsbury92
Arlington, VA902 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
This is a wonderful little hidden cemetery just north of Coram's Fields and Brunswick Square Gardens. Unlike Coram's, which is strictly a playground for children (adults are not allowed on their own), and Brunswick, which is a bit of a dull park, St. George's Gardens are secluded and interesting.

This was the former burial ground in the 1700s for for two churches, St George Bloomsbury to the north and St George the Martyr. A brick wall separated the two congregations' burial plots. Today you can see the remains of the wall foundations, which run east-to-west across the gardens.

This is a small park now, containing benches on which to sit and enjoy the peace and seclusion of the cemetery, which contains some interesting monuments. If you've come as far as Coram's Fields and Guilford Street, it's worth walking a couple blocks farther north to enjoy it. It's not stunning but it's one of those little gems, with an interesting history, that will stay with you longer than a lot of London tourist attractions.

Enter from the west off Handel Street or, if you're coming up Mecklenburgh Square from the Dickens Museum, from the east off Heathcote Street.

I'm the first to review the gardens and, unfortunately, the review doesn't allow me to upload photos or I would have done.
Written May 19, 2016
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
The gardens can be entered from Handel Street, Heathcote Street or Sidmouth Street. The gardens were once the burial grounds for two nearby churches and it remains consecrated grounds. The lovely old Plane trees here provide shade while the graves and tombstones provide its sense of history. It is an oasis of greenery.
Written May 22, 2017
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Mike L
Northampton, MA325 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
The gardens themselves aren't terribly special, but worth visiting in order to see the Cable Street mural, an impressive bit of London history.
Written November 22, 2016
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Gem C
London, UK101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
I discovered this hidden gem when walking from King's Cross to Russell Square, and enjoyed a good hour here making the most of the peace and quiet. It's an interesting garden surrounded by head stones and with a few crypts in the middle. Most parks in London are saturated with tourists, but I enjoyed that this one is obviously only really frequented by locals.
Written November 9, 2016
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BahnVoyage
464 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
Beautiful gardens in the middle of the city! St George's Gardens are just off Handel Street, in between Kings Cross and Russell Square in Bloomsbury. It is full of benches and lots of grass for that picnic and wine. There is a Waitrose near as well as King Of Falafel. The gardens are very quiet and secluded, as all one can hear are the birds chirping. Definitely worth a stroll!
Written June 13, 2016
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