Despite being slap-bang in the centre of London’s trendy Shoreditch, the Nomadic Community Gardens could be described as one of the district’s best-kept secrets. A green space that’s free to enter, the gardens resemble some kind of urban open gallery. You’ll be wanting to take plenty of photos.
Browse the space and admire the vibrant murals adorning the walls, the handmade sculptures fashioned from scrap metal, and the alluring hand-painted sheds.
Then, meet the interesting local folk who voluntarily tend the gardens. Consider stopping by the teeny Roving cafe for a cup of tea or a bargain breakfast or lunch.
Despite the city-centre location, i’m always surprised at how peaceful and quiet the spot is. If you have the time, I’d recommend sitting on one of the benches to absorb the unusual surroundings and enjoy the tranquillity of the place.
As the gardens are situated right next to Shoreditch’s famous Brick Lane, afterwards you have the perfect opportunity to explore the street. Brick Lane is renowned for its abundance of tasty curry restaurants, colourful graffiti, and quirky vintage shops.