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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

49 Bankside

49 Bankside
(Photo: Diana Jarvis)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00

Activities

The Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra is performing from 3:00-5:00pm (with a break half way). See www.aspidistra.org

Entrance

Small entrance off Cardinal cap Alley
Nearest postcode: SE1 9JE

Buses

344, 381, RV1

Stations

Blackfriars, London Bridge

Cycle hire station

New Globe Walk (Map)

Public toilets

Blackfriars (Map)
Saturday 09:00-17:00
Sunday 09:00-17:00

Access

Via a very narrow alleyway. Small garden so numbers will be limited. Uneven surfaces. Pond

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

This hidden and historic secret garden is a real gem both in terms of its location and its fascinating past. Situated between the Globe Theatre and Tate Modern on London's cultural and creative South Bank, 49 Bankside has a unique story to tell which is featured in Gillian Tindall’s book The House by the Thames. Access to this delightful garden is via the ancient Cardinal Cap Alley - London's narrowest street. It has a small paved area with a pond and fountain, dating from the 1930s. Climbers cover the walls while pots brim with foliage to provide texture and colour.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00

Activities

The Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra is performing from 3:00-5:00pm (with a break half way). See www.aspidistra.org

Entrance

Small entrance off Cardinal cap Alley
Nearest postcode: SE1 9JE

Buses

344, 381, RV1

Stations

Blackfriars, London Bridge

Cycle hire station

New Globe Walk (Map)

Public toilets

Blackfriars (Map)
Saturday 09:00-17:00
Sunday 09:00-17:00

Access

Via a very narrow alleyway. Small garden so numbers will be limited. Uneven surfaces. Pond

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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