Bonnington Square is right in the heart of London, just two minutes walk from the river and just ten minutes from the Houses of Parliament. In the early eighties the one hundred houses of the Square were all squatted, forming a bohemian community from all around the world.
The squat had two community gardens, a cafe, a wholefood shop, a nightclub, a newsletter and even a milkbar. Although it is no longer squatted, the gardens and cafe survive.
Hear from local resident James Booth about the history of the famous Bonnington Square and its unique and inspirational central garden square, as well as what’s behind the lushest pavements in south London. Feel free to stay and help out with some gardening afterwards.
Part of Chelsea Fringe 2017. For the full festival programme, see nineelmslondon.com/chelseafringe
Bonnington Square, SW8 1TE
Event date: 03/06/2017
Open from 10:00 to 11:00