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.
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  • Russell Square • 4 min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras • 9 min walk
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
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Not the most attractive of Central London’s gardens, though it’s a little unfair judging it in February. There are graves and memorials dotted around, all that’s left of the original churchyard, which served two local churches up to the middle of the 19th century. One standout feature is a nice terracotta statue of the muse of lyric poetry, Euterpe. Another is the grave of Anna, the 5th daughter of Richard Cromwell, the 2nd Lord Protector and the son of the first, Oliver Cromwell. There is a curving path through the gardens and several benches. It’s a quiet place, but it does look and feel a bit unloved and uncared for.
Written February 26, 2020
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,449 contributions
This is a secret garden that you will visit on purpose or accidentally on a walking trip. The entrances are gaps in terraced buildings and you will enter an old cemetery. It is not particularly well kept but there are plenty of seats and private areas surrounded by greenery. Included are some sculptures and, of course, grave stones. A peaceful and unexpected area that allows contemplation.
Written August 2, 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK157,500 contributions
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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
California46 contributions
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 Lumpur1,553 contributions
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
256 contributions
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, UK1,680 contributions
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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
Chevy Chase, MD912 contributions
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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, Malaysia4,110 contributions
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, MA356 contributions
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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