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St Mary Aldermanbury Garden

St Mary Aldermanbury

​St Mary Aldermanbury Garden, Love Lane, EC2P 2NQ

Opening hours

Open all year 24 hours a day.

Getting there

Nearest tube: St Paul's, Moorgate or Bank

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Facilities

About this garden

This garden includes the remains of the former church of St. Mary Aldermanbury and flower beds and lawn, with benches to sit and enjoy the space.

History

The church was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. It was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren and was again gutted during the Blitz in 1940, leaving only the walls. In 1966 the remains of the church were shipped to Fulton, Missouri, USA. The restored church now stands as a memorial to Winston Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain’ speech made at Westminster College, Fulton, in 1946. The church and churchyard site was acquired by the City of London in 1970 and laid out as a public garden.

Shakespeare

A majestic bust of William Shakespeare in the garden stands as a memorial to his fellow actors Henry Condell and John Hemmings who were key figures in the printing of the playwright's First Folio of works. Both actors are buried in the church.


Events and green space hire

Find out how to host your event or hire a space at St Mary Aldermanbury Garden.

Guidelines for filming and photography

Anyone wishing to use St Mary Aldermanbury Garden for filming or photoshoots should seek permission first and pay the appropriate fee. Individuals are welcome to take photographs for their own use.

Please see the Filming in the City pages for more information, and apply directly with Film App.
For wedding and lifestyle photography please see the events and green space hire page.

Published:
14 May 2012
Last Modified:
26 September 2019

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