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.Plan to visit Lincoln's Inn Fields and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended London attractions using our London planner.
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, which are no longer permitted. Cricket and other sports are thought to have been played here in the 18th century.
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Lincoln's Inn Fields Reviews
Access from Holborn Tube Station this is a secret enclave to relax abs watch time go by. There is a cafe in the centre but what impressed me most were the lovely old character buildings around the... more »
This is essentially a parkland square surrounded by impressive buildings. The park has been cleaned up in recent years but is not really a destination in itself. It is likely that you will walk... more »
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