April 04, 2006

Museum of Garden History

Two friends invited me to this gem of a museum (1st photo courtesy of the Economist) near Lambeth Bridge. There has been a church on this site since as early as 1042 but there had been plans to demolish the existing church and build a carpark. The church building was saved and converted into the Museum of Garden History with a fabulous cafe, gift shop, knot garden, tombs including Captain Bligh and his wife, and special exhibits such as oral histories from local residents. The museum docent also directed us to the nearby Lambeth High Street to admire the detailed friezes of the former Royal Doulton building.

I look forward to discovering more of the lesser known and delightful museums and sights in London.

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