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Lucas Gardens , SE5
This small Victorian park opposite Southwark Town Hall is a pleasant retreat for council staff and Camberwell locals.

It's a little bigger than St Giles Churchyard and there's a small playground for kids, a rather pretty water feature and plenty of benches. If you're after a quiet spot to have lunch while leafing through a good book, this is your place.

Before the park opened to the public in 1955 it formed part of the grounds of a terrace of twelve Georgian houses which were later used as part of the Camberwell House Lunatic Asylum.

The front gates have been refurbished and are a particularly attractive feature. The park opens at 8.00am and closes one hour before dusk.

 

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railDenmark Hill
(Victoria, Blackfriars & London Bridge | approx, 729 metres away)
railPeckham Rye
(Victoria, London Bridge & Blackfriars | approx, 971 metres away)
railEast Dulwich
(London Bridge | approx, 1215 metres away)
railLoughborough Junction
(Blackfriars, Thameslink & Kings Cross | approx, 1550 metres away)
railOvergroundQueens Road
(London Bridge & Blackfriars | approx, 1724 metres away)
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