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 is 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 homemade sculptures fashioned from junk and the alluring hand-painted sheds.
Then, meet the interesting local folk who voluntarily tend the gardens, and perhaps even stop by the teeny Roving cafe for a cup of tea or a bargain breakfast or lunch.
Despite the city-centre location, I am 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 tranquility of the experience.
As the gardens are situated right next to Shoreditch’s famous Brick Lane, afterwards you have the perfect opportunity to explore the street, famous for its abundance of tasty curry restaurants, colourful graffiti and quirky vintage shops.