Nelson Square reopened after refurbishment

On 8 March 2017 the builders finally left Nelson Square. The works lasted much longer than originally anticipated , and while there will be an official opening ceremony later in the spring, the gates are now open for all visitors. There is much more green lawn now, and many new seats. Children have been given…

Introduction

This website documents the history of a square and the connected communities trying to survive in a changing world

The Dog and Pot sculpture

The local community wanted to recreate some of the area’s lost heritage; a new local landmark was born

Pointers to the future

Right to Buy, opening of Tate Modern and Southwark tube station changed the Nelson Square community