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Lincoln's Inn Fields, London

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 40 reviews on the web
Lincoln's Inn Fields is the largest public square in London. It was laid out in the 1630s under the initiative of the speculative builder and contractor William Newton, "the first in a long series of entrepreneurs who took a hand in developing London", as Sir Nikolaus Pevsner observes. The original plan for "laying out and planting" these fields, drawn by the hand of Inigo Jones, was said still to be seen in Lord Pembroke's collection at Wilton House in the 19th century, but is untraced. The grounds, which had remained private property, were acquired by London County Council in 1895. It is today managed by the London Borough of Camden and forms part of the southern boundary of that borough with the City of Westminster.Lincoln's Inn Fields takes its name from the adjacent Lincoln's Inn, of which the private gardens are separated from the Fields by a perimeter wall and a large gatehouse.The grassed area in the centre of the Fields contains a court for tennis and netball and a bandstand. It was previously used for corporate events, but these are no longer permitted. Cricket and other sports are thought to have been played here in the 18th century.
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  • A small and cozy garden in front of the Museum, Sir John Soanes. Perfect to sit and relax. Surrounded by beautiful house in apparent bricks.
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  • Having spent a couple of hours in Sir John Soanes House/Museum this was the utter contrast to the house and its contents. It is a splendid oasis, particularly at the weekend when the Courts/ Chamber a...  read more »
  • From Holborn station is about 5 minutes. It is quiet because it deviates from the main street. I went alone. Because the weather was fine, 寛ぎました on the lawn.
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  • Attractive, shady large square with a tennis court and restaurant encircled by an encyclopaedia of noteworthy historical buildings and institutions. Certainly warrants a peek.
  • Great place to relax just around Holborn. Nice big green space where you wouldn't expect one. Locals go there for a quick lunch or a relaxing nap on the grass. This is a great place to start a visit of the Inns of court and Temple, or to relax after this quiet but very nice visit of some of the few remaining old buildings in London. My favourite formal garden in London.
  • I do like Lincoln's Inn Fields. Walking down towards the River Thames coming from Holborn you suddenly encounter this lovely spacious square. On one side Lincoln's Inn with the top end the Sir John Soane's Museum and down the bottom end the Hunterian museum. So this is a fantastic area with some really interesting stuff to do and see. The green area is a delight but really believe Camden should be imaginative with the planting, create some really nice borders and give it more shape and form. Still a very nice place to sit and have a sandwich.
  • A great park right next to Holborn. Great for a break from the hustle and bustle. Though popular it is still good for some quiet time.
  • Beautiful Park with a decent restaurant in the center. Sadly the restaurant doesn't cope well with being busy and service centre goes comically wrong when they're busy. On the edge of the fields is the Sir John Soanes Museum which is incredible.
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