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A real secret garden in London Bridge

Posted at 8:45 am, June 23, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Secret London
Gibbons Rent

There are so many forgotten streets and alleys of London, mainly because when you think of an alley you imagine dark, dirty, smelly labyrinths of broken glass. Better left forgotten, right? Wrong. Cityscapes designer Sarah Eberle and Australian architect Andrew Burns have made Gibbon’s Rent into an urban oasis as part of The Architecture Foundation initiative.  The previously bleak cut through between Magdalen and Bermondsey Streets will be brought to life with an exotic array of plants maintained by the homeless charity, St Mungo’s Putting Down Roots initiative. The first phase of the project will be launched on June 23 to mark the start of the London Festival of Architecture so pop down to have a look. Carly-Ann Clements

For info, see architecturefoundation.org.uk.

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