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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

St Olave Hart Street Churchyard

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

The garden will be visited as part of a pre booked walk. Booking details on OGSW website.

Entrance

Seething Lane
Nearest postcode: EC3R 7NB

Buses

15, 40, RV1

Stations

Tower Hill, Tower Gateway, Fenchurch Street, Aldgate

Cycle hire station

Crosswall (Map)

Public toilets

Tower Place (Map)
Saturday 09:00-19:00
Sunday 09:00-19:00

Access

Single step to access the garden.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

St Olave, Hart Street, is a medieval church in the City of London dedicated to the patron saint of Norway, St Olaf.  It is best known as the resting place of 17th-century diarist Samuel Pepys, who was buried in the church nave in 1703 next to his wife Elizabeth.

The church was one of several in the east spared by the Great Fire of London, but was heavily damaged during the Blitz in 1941 and restored in the mid-1950s.

The churchyard is the final resting place of 16th-century botanist, William Turner known as ‘the father of English botany’ with the garden including plants associated with him.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

The garden will be visited as part of a pre booked walk. Booking details on OGSW website.

Entrance

Seething Lane
Nearest postcode: EC3R 7NB

Buses

15, 40, RV1

Stations

Tower Hill, Tower Gateway, Fenchurch Street, Aldgate

Cycle hire station

Crosswall (Map)

Public toilets

Tower Place (Map)
Saturday 09:00-19:00
Sunday 09:00-19:00

Access

Single step to access the garden.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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