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Lincoln's Inn Fields
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Ranked #541 of 1,616 things to do in London
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

I work around the corner and often come here to eat and read on a lunch break during the day. It is a great open space with lots of nice grass and benches to sit on. Coming here to sit and chat with friends in the sun is perfect too. The surrounding architecture is great making a walk around the square a treat.

Visited April 2014
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“Nice patch of green space near Lincoln's Inn and the Sir John Soan's Museum”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

Lincoln's Inn Fields is a large public square in the Holborn area where you can find a nice patch of green space and a collection of interesting historical attractions which surround this field.

The square was originally laid out in the 1630s and was at one time the execution site under the Tudurs and Stuarts. Now, in addition to a generally nice park you can see Lincoln's Inn and the attractive Tudor style archway leading into the park. Nearby, you can see Old Curiosity Shop, which may have been the shop referred to in Dicken's novel by the same name. Also, you can visit the very good Sir John Soan's Museum and see the exquisite collection of antiquities on display in what is surely one of London's must surprisingly good museums.

Overall, we felt the square itself was fine. It pales in comparison to the large city parks like St. James, Green, Hyde or Regent's parks but it is a nice patch of green space, which is always a nice thing to find in a sprawling city like London. What we did very much enjoy at Lincoln's Inn Field was the Sir John Soan's Museum, which is a remarkable collection well worth seeking out for those who enjoy history and museums.

Visited December 2013
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“Interesting history of the English legal system”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

I enjoyed this, but still did not "get" the whole idea of just what this is all about.
The chapel is wonderful with many names of British greats in stained glass windows.
The grounds are very nice and relaxing.
Reading more since returning home, I think I'd like another crack at this.

Note: you can sometimes see this as a setting for PBS shows like "Silk".

Visited May 2013
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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“Unusual and peaceful in London”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Visiting the "4" inns o court is a must when discovering London. Start from North to South, Gray's Inn garden (not alway open to public) to Inner Temple. In the middle , stop at the Royal Courts of Justice (free entry, leaflet with very useful information, ±30 min self guided visit). The Inns of Court offer you some quietness in the middle of the City: gardens, benches, fountains, medieval churches, magnificent mansions etc...),
The best place for a pic nic is LIncoln's Inn Fields (≠ garden); there you can also visit Sir John Soane's museum. Or walk on the footsteps of "Da Vinci Code".

Visited August 2013
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Romford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Nice area of London. Quiet and subdued. Visited these gardens on our way to Buckinham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden.

Visited June 2012
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