A gorgeous red- and fired-brick Tudor gatehouse, dating from 1495 and located beside the church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, leads to Lambeth...
St John’s, Smith Square
In the heart of Westminster, this eye-catching church was built by Thomas Archer in 1728 under Queen Anne's Fifty New Churches Act...
House of Lords
Both the House of Commons and the House of Lords sit in the sumptuous Palace of Westminster, a neo-Gothic confection dating from the...
The brick-vaulted cafe and restaurant in the crypt of St John's Smith Square is a lovely spot for a meal or a coffee. It opens on...
St Mary-at-Lambeth, Lambeth Palace Rd · interesting places nearby
Garden Museum information
Housed in the disused church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, this peaceful, green-fingered museum takes a close look at the 17th-century father-and-son Tradescant team, widely travelled gardeners to Charles I and Charles II. Its trump card, though, is charming knot garden , a replica of a 17th-century formal garden, with topiary hedges clipped into an intricate, twirling design. The museum was schedule to close at the time of writing for major renovations; it will not reopen till spring 2017.
Captain William Bligh (of mutinous Bounty fame) is buried here in the churchyard – he lived and died nearby at 100 Lambeth Rd. The excellent cafe serves vegetarian food.