EC3 is home to a number of public gardens and green spaces. Some are very well known and others less so. If it’s quiet hidden gardens you like, try the garden of St Dunstan in the East. Alternatively, Trinity Square gardens have wonderful views and buzz with people at busy times of the day.
For guided tours of the gardens in London, see City Garden Walks.
These gardens, which lay within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, overlook the Tower of London and the river Thames.
See Trinity Square Gardens for more information.
Running alongside one of the best surviving parts of the wall which encircled the Roman city of Londinium, Tower Hill Garden appeal to children.
Between Tower Hill underground and Tower Gateway stations, the garden overlooks the Tower of London.
A sunken garden next to All Hallows church and in front of the Kitchen restaurant.
See All Hallows by the Tower Garden for more information.
Landscaped as part of the 2015 Riverside Walk Enhancement Strategy. This delightful green space beside the church of St Magnus the Martyr, east of London Bridge, is an ideal spot to sit and admire views of the River Thames.
This area in front of Fenchurch Street station has been improved with both hard and soft landscaping. It is more welcoming than previously and was designed to encourage people to spend more time there.
You will find this church next to St Michael Cornhill and its garden is tucked behind Cornhill.
It’s another enclosed garden that is open to the public and offers a quiet green space in the City of London.
On the riverside to the west of Old Billingsgate Market you will find this area of planting and seating which has excellent views of Tower Bridge.
The church of St Dunstan in the East was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren following the Great Fire of London but badly damaged in the blitz of World War 2.
The tower and steeple survived and now overlook this discreet and charming garden.
See St Dunstan in the East Gardens for more information.
These gardens lay alongside Tower Hill and above the moat of the Tower of London.
They are part of the historic Royal Palaces Estate and a beautifully planted space.
In the network of alleys behind this church you will find an enclosed garden open to the public.
It is next to the Jamaica Wine House.
Three storeys of landscaped terraces adorn the top of the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building at 20 Fenchruch Street. Entry is free but you must book a visit online at Sky Garden ‐ 20 Fenchurch Street.
There are great views plus a choice of dining and drinking options.
This area was the former churchyard of St Gabriel’s, Fenchurch Street, and is now landscaped with trees, plants and seating.
It is also the site of ‘The Gilt of Cain’ sculpture which commemorates the abolition of the Transatlantic slave trade in 1807.
Running alongside Houndsditch, this small green space was opened in 1977 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
The site occupied by these gardens was the site on which the Navy Office stood from the mid seventeenth century until it relocated to Somerset House in 1786.
It is now a beautiful garden with a mix of raised beds of wonderful planting, a pristine lawn and winding paths.Read MoreBack to Top