Albion Square

Albion Square is a delightful Victorian Square tucked away in a conservation area in the London Fields ward. The square is surrounded by period housing and is shaded by mature trees.

The park holds a Green Flag award. The awards are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high.

See Albion Square management plan (google doc).


Drinking fountain

We recently restored and refurbished the water fountain in Albion Square, in partnership with HOLT (Heritage of London Trust) and Albion Square Resident Association. To find out more about HOLT, visit Heritage of London Trust.

John Passmore Edwards (a political and social reformer and anti-slavery campaigner) installed the Albion Square drinking fountain in 1910.

We have:

  • cleaned the fountain, removed all staining using a poultice, and then dismantled it
  • integrated new plumbing and waste pipes with piping to the nearest Thames Water manhole
  • set new taps into the original rosette taps
  • removed the existing drainage grilles and improved the drainage
  • repointed all joints and gilded the lettering to improve legibility

Albion Square Residents’ Association

Albion Square Residents’ Association is concerned with all matters relating to the square and its surroundings, including Stonebridge Gardens.

You can follow Albion Square Residents’ Association on Facebook.


Barbecues are not allowed in Albion Square.


Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. More information on dogs in parks

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Page updated on: 7 November 2023

Albion Square


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Closing times:

  • 1 January to 21 January  – 5pm
  • 22 January to 4 February – 5.30pm
  • 5 February to 25 February – 6pm
  • 26 February to 10 March  – 6.30pm
  • 11 March to 24 March – 7pm
  • 25 March to 7 April – 8pm
  • 8 April to 21 April – 8.30pm
  • 22 April to 5 May – 9pm
  • 6 May to 11 August – 9.30pm
  • 12 August to 18 August – 9pm
  • 19 August to 8 September – 8.30pm
  • 9 September to 15 September – 8pm
  • 16 September to 6 October – 7.30pm
  • 7 October to 13 October – 7pm
  • 14 October to 27 October – 6.30pm
  • 28 October to 31 December – 5pm