City of London


Architect: Fletcher Priest Architects, David Walker Architects


Angel Lane is situated on the north of the River Thames between Cannon Street Bridge and London Bridge. Townshend Landscape Architects were appointed by the City of London to design the public realm between two prestigious commercial developments. The scheme was completed in 2011 and creates a new public space and pedestrian link to the River Walk.

This linear open space has been created which allows pedestrians to stop, rest and enjoy the views across the river. Tilting granite benches guide the eye towards the River Thames, an area of lawn is laid at the sunny southern end of the route as an informal place to sit during the summer months. Multi-stemmed Amelanchier trees provide a soft low canopy cover, whilst herbaceous perennial planting give colour throughout the year. Timber and granite benches provide resting places for both city workers and tourists.