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

Surrey Chapel, later the Ring, now Palestra

Right next to Nelson Square stood once a landmark octagonal building.


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?