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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

Lloyd Square

Lloyd Square
(Photo: Lynne Eva)
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 13:00–17:30

Activities

Display boards on the history of the square and the story of Bethany House, built in ‘Queen Anne’ style for the Society of the Sisters of Bethany in 1881.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South side of the square
Nearest postcode: WC1X 9BA

Buses

63, + 19, 38, 341, + 30, 73, 205, 214, 394, 476

Stations

Angel, King's Cross

Cycle hire station

River Street (Map)

Public toilets

Chapel Market - White Conduit Street (Map)
Saturday 08:00-18:00
Sunday 08:00-18:00

Access

Chippings on paths may cause difficulties for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The tranquil, secluded garden has a traditional layout, with trees around the perimeter and central flowerbeds, planted with shrub roses and perennials in an informal design.  

The distinctive pedimented façades of the surrounding houses were designed by father-and-son team of John and William Booth between 1820 and 1830 for the Lloyd Baker family, who owned the whole estate until the mid-20th century.

A residents garden committee has managed the garden since 1917. In recent years, they have repaired and renovated railings, reinstated paths, extended plantings and refurbished the arbour.

At the south-west end, a walkway leads through St Helena's Garden, replanted with shade-loving plants.

Lloyd Square Garden: Liz Thornton
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 13:00–17:30

Activities

Display boards on the history of the square and the story of Bethany House, built in ‘Queen Anne’ style for the Society of the Sisters of Bethany in 1881.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South side of the square
Nearest postcode: WC1X 9BA

Buses

63, + 19, 38, 341, + 30, 73, 205, 214, 394, 476

Stations

Angel, King's Cross

Cycle hire station

River Street (Map)

Public toilets

Chapel Market - White Conduit Street (Map)
Saturday 08:00-18:00
Sunday 08:00-18:00

Access

Chippings on paths may cause difficulties for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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