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This popular lunchtime spot has benches which surround a central lawn and adjacent to a peaceful fountain.

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Nearest tube: St Paul's or Mansion House

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Festival Gardens was created in 1951 by Sir Albert Richardson as part of the City of London Corporation's contribution to the Festival of Britain. The immediate area surrounding St Paul's was originally a confined network streets much like elsewhere in the City. As a result of damage and redevelopment following the war the surrounding area was opened up with the original layout of the roads and buildings influencing the layout of the garden you see today.