Tanner Street Park

by Southwark Council

A popular space for recreation and play, Tanner Street Park knits trees and planting around four tennis courts and a playground with climbing web and merry-go-round. The eastern half of the park is on the site of the notorious 19th c. Bermondsey Workhouse.

Recently laid granite paths and blocks for seating are shaded by banks of hawthorn, hazel, rowan and cherry, while paved areas toward Bermondsey Street attack shoppers and patrons from the White Cube gallery.

The recent addition of Austin Emery’s Cprnerstone sculpture at the Western end of the park provide’s a warm welcome to those entering from Bermondsey Street.

Can you find… the stone water fountain, built around the ruined tower of St Olave’s church?