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Make the most of London’s Green Spaces 23rd May 2018

We know that sunny days in London are few and far between, so when the sun finally decides to show, why not make the most of London’s many green spaces?

For many people, eating at their desk and working through lunch has become the norm, however, taking a break outside the office is far more beneficial to improve your stress levels, thinking and creativity. Spending lunchtimes outside is an opportunity to get some fresh air in your lungs, sun on your face and reset your mind in a change of scenery. Not to mention all the people watching you can do... 

Whether you want to spend your time eating, chatting, walking or jogging, we’ve pulled together a few of our favourite local spots for you to enjoy without the noise of the printer, ringing phones or checking emails.

Lion Court members are spoilt for choice because our Holborn location is surrounded by five beautiful green spaces that provide an escape from the busy West End streets.

·      Lincoln’s Inn Fields is the largest public square in London, with plenty of space for eating on the grass or going for a walk or light jog.

·      Red Lion Square Gardens is home to statues of Bertrand Russell and Fenner Brockway and has plenty of seating space and a café.

·      Bloomsbury Square is London’s oldest square, created by Lord Southampton over 300 years ago.

·      Russell Square is a favourite for morning and afternoon joggers. Also, throughout the summer there are pop-up cinema nights. Great for after-work fun!

·      Queen Square Gardens, located right next to Great Ormond Street Hospital is a small and quiet space with lots of beautiful flowers and plenty of benches.

 

New Broad Street and One Aldgate members are surrounded by some of the best street-food outlets in London, and what better place to enjoy them than a green space within the concrete jungle that is The City.

·      Finsbury Circus Gardens is currently undergoing extensive works to make room for the new Crossrail, however, the West side is still accessible with a large grassy area and plenty of benches.

·      St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate Gardens are set behind the church. A small but inviting spot for you to eat your sandwiches in peace.

·      Trinity Square Gardens is full of history. Home to memorials for both of the world wars, plus those executed on the former Tower Hill scaffold.

·      You’ll appreciate the view from Tower Hill Garden, situated right opposite the Tower of London. Just one piece of advice, this gets extra busy over half-term holidays so best to avoid at these times.

·      King George’s Field, also known as Portsoken Street Garden, is one of the lesser-known green spaces local to the Tower of London, with benches and tables this is a great spot for eating al fresco with friends.

·      Seething Lane Garden is a historical space that has undergone a modern rebuild. A spacious area with beautiful, well-kept rose beds.

·      St Dunstan in the East is by far the most picturesque garden of the city. A ruined church with trees and vines growing through the architecture. A firm Targetspce favourite.