History

Lincoln’s Inn Fields has a long and richly varied history going back over 600 years.  From a grazing place for horses, through to a haunt of thieves and cut purses, a place of execution, the scene of religious riots through to a private garden, to a battle ground of the open spaces movement in the C19th.  Then a public park, a place for air raid shelters then the epicentre for London’s rough sleeping until FLIF’s predecessor the Lincoln’s Inn Fields Association worked with the Council to turn it into the park we know today.

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