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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

St Luke's Community Centre

St Luke's Community Centre
(Photo: Marco Bottignole)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 12:00–16:00
Sunday 12:00–16:00

Activities

Gardening group volunteers on hand to answer questions. Food and drink available at the Central Street Café. Plants and home-made products on sale. St Luke’s plans to host a Great Get Together on Saturday with BBQ lunch, live music and various arts and crafts activities.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Via St Luke's Community Centre at 90 Central Street. The terrace will be clearly signposted.
Nearest postcode: EC1V 8AJ

Buses

243, 55 (Old Street) 4, 56 (Goswell Road) 43, 205, 214, 394 (City Road)

Station

Old Street

Cycle hire station

Finsbury Leisure Centre (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Lift to first floor. Door and a small step to access the terrace.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

Conditions

The first floor terrace is very small so we can only accommodate a limited number of visitors at any one time. There is an adjoining terrace which is part of our café where people can wait, as well as the café itself, and the rest of the community centre.

The Garden

St Luke’s Community Centre is a vibrant community centre in South Islington, which is much loved by local residents. Hidden around the centre are three different, intriguing gardens – the result of volunteers’ hard work – which serve as examples of what can be achieved in challenging urban conditions. Discover St Luke’s Terrace, with its creative and colourful display of potted plants, climbers and small trees. Explore the Edible Yard, the ultimate example of urban horticulture, where a car park has been transformed into a productive community food-growing space. Enjoy the new Courtyard Woodland Garden, where a shady corner has been turned into an oasis for biodiversity.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 12:00–16:00
Sunday 12:00–16:00

Activities

Gardening group volunteers on hand to answer questions. Food and drink available at the Central Street Café. Plants and home-made products on sale. St Luke’s plans to host a Great Get Together on Saturday with BBQ lunch, live music and various arts and crafts activities.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Via St Luke's Community Centre at 90 Central Street. The terrace will be clearly signposted.
Nearest postcode: EC1V 8AJ

Buses

243, 55 (Old Street) 4, 56 (Goswell Road) 43, 205, 214, 394 (City Road)

Station

Old Street

Cycle hire station

Finsbury Leisure Centre (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Lift to first floor. Door and a small step to access the terrace.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

Conditions

The first floor terrace is very small so we can only accommodate a limited number of visitors at any one time. There is an adjoining terrace which is part of our café where people can wait, as well as the café itself, and the rest of the community centre.

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Sunday: 13:00–16:30
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The Golden Baggers EC1Y 0ST
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Sunday: 11:00–16:00
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