Southwark Park first opened its gates to the public in 1869, and was one of the earliest parks to be opened by the Metropolitan Board of Works. The design of the park is attributed to Alexander McKenzie and covers an area of 25 hectares.
The park boasts London's first public memorial to honour a working class man - a drinking fountain to commemorate Mr Jabez West, a member of a local Temperance Society.
Facilities and features
cafè - information point, toilets, baby changing facilities and disabled access, contact 020 7064 8115
children's play room (ages 0 to 5, ages 0 to 8 during school holidays) and their parents or carers, contact 020 7231 3755
bandstand - hosts a number of events and concerts during summer
Cafe Gallery Projects (CGP) London art gallery exhibits contemporary art and launches new talent
wheelchair access - available throughout the park and at the cafè
trail map for Southwark Park.
Gomm Rd, London SE16 2TX, United Kingdom