De Beauvoir Square

De Beauvoir Square is a classically laid out garden square and is protected under the London Squares Preservation Act of 1931. The square consists of beautiful rose beds and lawn areas as well as a children’s play area, and it’s host to a number of small neighbourhood events.

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 De Beauvoir Square management plan (PDF 13.8mb)



  • children’s play area
  • rose garden
  • seating area
  • bike racks

The De Beauvoir Association

The De Beauvoir Association champions local issues and has an open membership and a committee elected at an AGM. The group publishes a newsletter that is distributed throughout the area about 4 times a year and also has a calendar of social events. Sign up for their newsletter.

De Beauvoir Gardeners club

The De Beauvoir Gardeners club is a club for anyone in Hackney who has a window box, a small patch of ground, an allotment or a garden; for people who love getting their hands in the soil or those who prefer to simply read about gardens and gardening from the comfort of an armchair. All you need to join is a love of plants and planting.


De Beauvoir Square regularly hosts community events. If you want to put on your own event in the park, find out more about holding events in parks



Barbecues are not allowed in De Beauvoir Square.


Dogs are excluded from De Beauvoir Square. More information on dogs in parks.

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Page updated on: 27 March 2023

De Beauvoir Square


1 De Beauvoir Square
N1 4LG



Closing times:

  • 1 Jan to 8 Jan: 4.30pm      
  • 9 Jan to 22 Jan: 5pm
  • 23 Jan to 5 Feb: 5.30pm
  • 6 Feb to 26 Feb: 6pm
  • 27 Feb to 12 Mar: 6.30pm
  • 13 Mar to 25 Mar: 7pm
  • 26 Mar to 9 Apr: 8pm
  • 10 Apr to 23 Apr: 8.30pm
  • 24 Apr to 7 May: 9pm
  • 8 May to 6 Aug: 9.30pm
  • 7 Aug to 20 Aug: 9pm
  • 21 Aug to 3 Sep: 8.30pm
  • 4 Sep to 17 Sep: 8pm
  • 18 Sep to 1 Oct: 7.30pm
  • 2 Oct to 15 Oct: 7pm
  • 16 Oct to 29 Oct: 6.30pm
  • 20 Oct to 26 Nov: 5pm
  • 27 Nov to 31 Dec: 4.30pm