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…



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


The present and the future of Nelson Square – the threats

How can Nelson Square and the community survive in this fast-changing era and rising property and land prices?


Orbit House and Thomas Kilpper

This plot of land right next to Nelson Square has been an important sign of changing times through history


Womens’ University Settlement

Blackfriars Settlement, one of the oldest local charities, has its roots in Nelson Square