You can find out about Newington Gardens activities (pdf, 620kb) here.
Newington Gardens is open at all times.
Harper Road, SE1
How to get there
- London Underground - Elephant and Castle, Borough
- bus - 343
Facilities and features
- 2 large MUGA courts
- 2 children play areas
- table tennis tables
About the park
Newington Gardens is a small quiet garden behind the Crown Court on Newington Causeway, created on the site where Horsemonger Lane Gaol once stood. For a long time it was known as Gaol Park, the memory of the former building kept alive by the high external wall and large gatehouse long retained after the prison was demolished in 1880.
Today the park is situated behind the Inner London Sessions House which was rebuilt at the beginning of the 20th century; but due to delays caused by the First World War, it didn't open until 1917.
Page last updated: 16 August 2019