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In London, there are spaces you'll remember with database's help

May 17, 2012|By Carolyn Lyons | Special to the Los Angeles Times
  • Kew Gardens is among the 2,500 green places detailed in London Gardens Online.
Kew Gardens is among the 2,500 green places detailed in London Gardens Online. (Catharine Hamm / Los Angeles…)

It took 15 years, but a group of hardy volunteers has completed a modern-day Doomsday survey of London’s public open spaces — 2,500 gardens, parks, squares, churchyards and cemeteries.

Suitably for the 21st century, the result is not a book but online in a thoroughly searchable website with potted histories, opening times and transport info.

It's a terrific resource for anyone visiting London, especially this summer when you’ll need some tranquil retreats from Olympic hustle and bustle.

Info: London Gardens Online

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