Which Is Your Favourite Public Space In London?

By Londonist Last edited 30 months ago
Which Is Your Favourite Public Space In London?
Edible Bus Stop Kerb Garden, Lambeth
Edible Bus Stop Kerb Garden, Lambeth
Central Park Footbridge, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park © Hufton+Crow
Central Park Footbridge, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park © Hufton+Crow
The Granary building and Granary Square fountains, King's Cross
The Granary building and Granary Square fountains, King's Cross
Burgess Park, Southwark
Burgess Park, Southwark
Ham Yard, Westminster
Ham Yard, Westminster
Leicester Square
Leicester Square

London is a city blessed with a variety of beautiful open spaces. From tiny pocket parks to sprawling woodlands, historic squares to hidden courtyards, at times we can take for granted the spaces we encounter as we duck and dive the streets of our fair capital.

But Public London, a new exhibition at New London Architecture, is taking the time to celebrate the history, future and importance of London’s public spaces. They are asking you, the Londoners who know their city back to front, to share their personal favourites.

Is it your local park where you picnic with the family? The quiet square where you cram down your lunchtime sandwich? The community garden you pass on your way to work? Give your favourite spot the recognition it deserves by sharing a picture (or just your words) with us via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, using the hashtag #PublicLondon. You’re also welcome to comment on this article.

Team Londonist are putting their votes in for Bunhill Fields, Postman’s Park, Granary Square, Bushy Park and Wanstead Flats. Which is your favourite?

Public London exhibition is at New London Architecture until 11 July 2015.

Last Updated 07 May 2015

Beat Bieri

Duke of York Square!

Arun Sagar

St Dunstan in the East. Come on...who can argue with this:
https://www.google.com/maps/vi...

Kay

The quaint squares of the well planned Bloomsbury/Holborn area always intrigued me. The neighborhood is one of a very few in London that has been planned properly and follow a 'semi'-grid pattern. The squares there are often very symmetric and have some sort of centrepiece monument. A strange calm is often felt their that very few other spots in the city can match. I think it is because of the residential nature of the area. But what is so fascinating is that you are always 5 minutes away from some of the loudest busiest streets in Europe.

Rich Payne

Postman's Park and the Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice! So many amazing stories of everyday heroes. https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

The Lord of Drinks

George V memorial garden within Canons park truly is something to behold, even though it is tiny. Gorgeous all year round but now during spring even more so because the pond in the centre of it is full of newts. I have never seen them anywhere else in London.

simon

Has to be the rose garden in Southwark Park, or Bonnington Square, Vauxhall

Herts Cockney

Maybe it's not as intimate as some of the other suggestions but, over 50 years after my fist visit, Greenwich Park still blows me away.

Dave Drake

Russell Square. On a spring or summer morning a delight to walk through early in the morning on the way to work.