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Coram's Fields

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Address: 93 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DN, England
Phone Number: 44 020 7837 6138
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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A free central London playground and park, not far from the British Museum,...

A free central London playground and park, not far from the British Museum, with play equipment for all under 16s including a huge sand pit for toddlers. There are even some farm animals and no adult can enter without a child so it's a safe space too.

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Children's playground named for Foundling Hospital champion

Adjacent to the Foundling Museum with its entrance on Guilford is this child friendly playground named for Captain Thomas Coram who in 1739 established the Foundling Hospital for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
KLE2013
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Centreville, Virginia
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We often visit the hospitals local to Coram fields and its always clean and tidy. Always have a coffee and a slice of delicious cake at the cafe. They always have activities on for toddlers too and the animals always go down well with the kids!

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Centreville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adjacent to the Foundling Museum with its entrance on Guilford is this child friendly playground named for Captain Thomas Coram who in 1739 established the Foundling Hospital for abandoned children. This is a wonderful place for families to give children a break from touring and just be kids. As I was an unaccompanied adult and since ny child is now... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large enclosed place with lots of different play areas for kids. Was happy to let my 5 yo have the run of the place. Has animals too

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I couldn't go in as I wasn't with any children. But I heard the history of the place from a friend and was able to walk around the perimeter. The old shelters used by the children long ago still remain.

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Thank LizinKL
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We are so very lucky to have this children's park five minutes walk away. No dogs allowed is a huge bonus. It's a shame there are so many London Plane trees which are in need of cutting back especially at this time of year when it is hideously itchy. That said its a lovely space and an afternoon can easily... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I visited on Friday 8th April 2016 at 4.30pm and was horrified by the state of things in the Fields. With no-one on the gate, single men and women, without the obligatory child, wandered in at will. A Youth (17/18 ?) rode his Bicycle through the playing children, not once but twice. I went with my friend's little boy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We visit Coram's Fields every year while we stay in London. It's in Bloomsbury, just a few minutes walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras. Adults can only enter when children are in tow, which makes it a safe haven. There are swings, slides, bridges, sandpits, something for all ages! There is even a zipline for those as young as... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

If you are nearby then by all means call in if you intend to make a special trip here you will be disappointed as not a awful lot to do well kept but mainly for locals use.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The previous reviews seemed a bit misleading. I would not suggest going to this park, unless you are staying in the vicinity. The park is clean, there are a few cages for hens, a few rabbits, a couple of birds. The slides and play area are good. The staff has considered hygiene and there is soap, hand sanitizer etc.

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Thank Vinay H
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

As per most of the other reviewers there's lots to do here. We liked that's it seems an organic operation and not a corporate run facility. Consequently some of the features are a bit tired and need attention (especially the toilets). But my two kids loved it and did not want to leave, good enough recommendation for me!

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