The Landscape Guide

Visitor's Guide to Landscape Architecture in London

See also: London Landscape Guide Homepage - Comment on landscape planning for London - Directory of London Landscape Architects -Suggestions for walks, tours and special interest visits for landscape architects - UK Landscape Institute - Landscape Architects Association LAA 


(The 1984 London Landscape Guide was edited by Tom Turner and Simon Rendel. This edition, edited by Tom Turner and Robert Holden, was first published ion the web i 2006. Suggestions for inclusion are welcome, please contact us. We also publish a guide to London Parks in 1907)


Animals in War Memorial - fitting Park Lane memorial to animals killed in war
Avery Hill Park - public park in Greenwich, with a great conservatory


Bankside - riverside promenade
The Barbican - arts centre and housing project in the City
Battersea Park - classic public park landscape
Bedford Square - traffic calming for London's best preserved eithteenth century square
Belgrave Square one of the grandest squares, awaiting traffic calming
Berkeley Square - London square
Bishop's Square Spitalfields - office campus with glazed and open public spaces
British Library Piazza - courtyard for readers and visitors
Broadgate - 1980s square in office complex
Buckingham Palace & Victoria Memorial - pedestrianisation in front of Buckingham Palace
Bunhill Fields - a burial ground made into a park
Burgess Park - major post-1947 public park, with problems
Bushey Park - royal hunting park near Hampton Court

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Calthorpe Project - community garden, south of King's Cross
Camley Street Nature Reserve - community-run wildlife garden, north of King's Cross
Canal Way Parks - greenway project initiated by GLC
Canary Wharf - new squares in 1990s office complex
Canary Wharf Site DS3 - a temporary landscape
Cannizaro Park - a nineteenth century garden, now a park and hotel
Cardinal Place - roof garden in Westminster shopping complex
Cavendish Square - with an underground car park and garden by Michael Brown
Central Park - a year 2000 park on the Greenwich Peninsula
Chelsea Bridge Wharf Housing - early 21st century riverside housing with communal garden
Chiswick House Gardens - famous eighteenth century park in West London
Claremont Landscape Garden - famous landscape park south-west of London
Cotton Gardens - 1960s tower block housing estate
Coutts Bank - 1970s atrium by Frederick Gibbherd
Covent Garden, WC2 - pedestrianisation of market square by GLC
Crystal Palace, SE19 - famous park by Joseph Paxton, awaiting restoration
Cutler Street Offices - office garden by Russell Page
Cycling in London - comment on network landscape architecture and planning

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Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain - water feature in Hyde Park
Diana Memorial Playground - children's play in Kensington Gardens
Downings Road Moorings and Floating Gardens - house boats near Tower Bridge
Dunbar Wharf - a serpentine bridge, near Canary Whart
Dundee Wharf - a balcony over the Thames, near Canary Wharf, and steps to the beach

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Emslie Horniman's Pleasance - public garden by Madeline Agar, restored
Euston Square, NW1 - public space outside station, by Michael Brown
Exchange Square - office square near Broadgate and Liverpool Street Station

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Finsbury Park - a North London park restored with HLF funding
Fitzroy Square - London square
Fulham Palace Garden - bishop's garden, awaiting restoration

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Gabo Fountain at St Thomas's Hospital - constructivist fountain, on roof-garden by Westminster bridge
Garden History Museum Garden - knot garden, by Lambeth Palace and Bridge
Gordon Square - London Square
Green Chain - a long distance walk through South London suburbia
Green park, SW1 - Royal Park for St James's Palace
Greenways in London - comment on the landscape architecture of greenway development in London
Greenwich Millennium Village - an unustainable project for the Greenwich Peninsula
Greenwich Park and Blackheath, SE10 - Royal Park for former Greenwich Palace
Greenwich Peninsula - Central Park or Central Greenway?
Greenwich Peninsula Ecology - habitat creation projects
Guinness Hills - earthworks by Geoffrey Jellicoe

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Ham House - restored renaissance garden in West London
Hamstead Garden Suburb pioneer of garden city housing
Hampton Court - baroque palace garden in West London
Harlow - new town north of London, planned by Frederick Gibberd
Harrow Reservoir concealed reservoir, planned by Frederick Gibberd
Hays Galleria - glazed arcade opening onto Thames near London Bridge
Hemel Hempsted - a new town north of London planned by Geoffrey Jellicoe
Hempel Square Garden - hotel garden square near Hyde Park
Hermitage Basin to Shadwell Dock Greenway - greenway near Tower Bridge
Hermitage Riverside Memorial Garden - riverside park near Tower Bridge
Highgate Cemetery - Victorian cemetery, with Karl Marx' grave
The Hill, Hampstead - early 20th century Arts and Crafts garden, now a public park
Holland Park - garden of a famous mansion, now a public park
Horse Guards Parade - military parade ground, restored and still in use
Hounslow Civic Centre - 1970s design by Ben Jacobsen, awaiting restoration
Housing landscape architecture - comment and examples
Hungerford Footbridges - public walkways and river crossing
Hyde Park - central London royal park

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Isle of Dogs - major urban regeneration project
Inns of Court - garden squares in London's legal quarter

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Jewel Tower Garden - fragment of Westminster Palace Garden, awaiting restoration
Johnsons Draw Dock - restored launching dock in Isle of Dogs
Jubilee Park - public garden at Canary Wharf

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Kensal Green Cemetery - old cemetery with Victorian mausoleums
Kensington Gardens - baroque royal park with many features
Kenwood - house by Robert Adam, with landscape park, in north London
Kew Gardens - world-famous botanical garden

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Lee Valley Regional Park - regional park, planned as a green wedge from the River Thames to the green belt
Leicester Square Garden - public garden in West End theatre quarter
Lillington Gardens Housing - 1970s high-density low-rising housing
Lincoln's Inn - garden square in London's legal quarter
Little Venice - former canal basin now a fashionable housing area
London Bridge City - 1980s Thames riverside walk
London Cycle Network LCN- comment on the landscape architecture of cycle planning
London's Riverside - comment on the landscape planning and landscape design
London Squares - comment on the landscape architecture of London's squares
London Walkways - a network of long-distance walks

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The Mall - baroque park walk, now a ceremonial avenue
Manchester Square - the mansion survives and has a glazed courtyard garden
Merchant Marine and Navy Memorial Garden - seamen's memorial by Edwin Lutyens
Marquess Estate - 1970s housing landscape architecture
Marsham Street - office landscape for the Home Office
Meanwhile Gardens - community garden by the Grand Union Canal in West london
Middle Temple Gardens - garden squares in London's legal quarter
Mile End Park - a major post-1947 Abercrombie park project
Millbank Riverside Walk - a sitting area and walk near Tate Britain
More London - office landscape, with water features, near Tower Bridge
Mount Street Gardens - a public garden with a good microclimate

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Nash Urban Landscape Design - urban design project based on the landscape style of estate layout
National Gallery Sainsbury Wing - an example of context-sensitive design
Natural History Museum - a wildlife garden
New Providence Wharf - early 21st century garden for luxury riverside appartments on Isle of Dogs
New River Walk - 17th century water supply canal, converted to greenway use
Newcastle Drawdock - slipway on Isle of Dogs, restored as small park with installation art
Newham Greenway - greenway project above a sewer in East london
Norfolk Square Gardens - garden square with well-maintained floral bedding

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Osterley Park - house by Robert Adam, in landscape park (West London)
Olympic 2012 Park - comment on the landscape architecture of the 2012 London Olympic Games
Oxford Street - comment on the landscape architecture of a shopping street

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Paddington Basin - canal basin restored for office use
Painshill Landscape Garden - restoration of famous eighteenth century landscape, south of London
Park Lane, W1 - Geoffrey Jellicoe's proposal for a serpentine earthwork to limit traffic noise
Parkland Walk - a greenway project in North London
Parliament Square Garden - Charles Barry's design for what is now a traffic island
Paternoster Square - a 1990s pedestrian square near St Paul's Cathedral
Peckham Square and Library - a civic square in Southwark
Polygon Road Playground
Princess Diana Memorial Playground - romantic children's playground in Kensington Gardens
Public parks in London - comment on their landscape architecture, planning and design, and comment on Heritage Lottery funding

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Queens Walk, Westminster - a riverside greenway on the South Bank

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Red House - Arts and Crafts garden made by William Morris
Regent's Park - picturesque Royal Park designed by John Nash & John Adey Repton
Richmond Park - England's best surviving example of a royal hunting park
River St Mary's - pioneering river reclamation project in south-east London
Royal Docks - urban regeneration project in East London
Russia Dock Woodland - a greenway project in the former Surrey Docks (in South London)

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Serpentine Gallery Garden - small garden by Ian Hamilton Finlay
The South Bank SE1 - riverside greenway from Lambeth Bridge to Tower Bridge, on the south bank fo the Thames
Sloane Square - small public garden
Soho Square - an early residential square
Somerset House Courtyard - courtyard fountains in a grand office development by Sir William Chambers
South London Green Chain - a greenway project in south east london
Southwark Park - a South London park restored with HLF funding
Span Estates, Blackheath - a 1960s housing project
St. Dunstan's in the East and Wren Tower - bombed church restored as a romantic public garden
St. James's Park - Central London's best royal park
St James's Square - a grand square, awaiting traffic calming
St Paul's Green - a 1990s public park in Hammersmith
Surrey Canal Walk - a greenway project in South London
Surrey Docks - dock reclamation project in South London
Surrey Quays - canal and walkway
Sutcliffe Park, Greenwich - public park developed for sustainable urban drainage (SUDS)
Swiss Re Plaza - office plaza below an early 21st century London landmark
Syon Park - garden and Adam house with park by Lancelot Capability Brown

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Tate Modern Waterfront - public garden in front of the modern art gallery
Tavistock Square Garden - London square with memorials to the peace movement
Thames Barrier Park (north bank) - postmodern park design in Royal Docks area
Thames Barrier Vistor Centre (south bank) - 1970s public park
Thamesmead - a new town project within London
Tower Hill Plaza - viewing area for the Tower of London
Tower Place - glazed public open space near the Tower of London
Trent Park - country park in North London
Trafalgar Square - West End square by Sir Charles Barry
Triton Square - office garden on the Euston Road
Twinkle Park - wildlife and school garden in Deptford

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Victoria and Albert Museum Garden - courtyard garden and pond
Victoria Embankment Gardens - classic nineteenth century public garden
Victoria Gardens - nineteenth century public park
Victoria Park E3 - the oldest London park to be financed from the public purse for public use

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The Water Gardens - 1960s water feature in Paddington
Well Hall Plesaunce - a public garden in Eltham restored with HLF funding
Westminster Cathedral - urban square in front of the Roman Catholic cathedral
Westminster Cloister Garden - medieval cloister
Westminster College Garden - monastery garden
Wetland Centre - former waterworks, made into a specialist bird watcher's park
Wimbledon Common - London's best example of common land maintained as heathland
Winstanley Road - 1970s example of high-density low-rise housing
Wisley RHS Garden - large horticultural garden owned by the RHS, near Guildford
Woolwich Park - 1990s riverside park in East London

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York House Gardens - garden of 19th century Indian industrialist, with exotic Italian sculpture

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The Zoological gardens - zoo gardens in Regent's park.

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