Coram's Fields

Category: Parks and Open spaces

Coram’s Fields is a large open space in the London borough of Camden. Its occupies seven acres in Bloomsbury and includes a children’s playground, sand pits, a duck pond, a pets corner, café and nursery. Adults (defined as anyone over the age of 16) are only permitted to enter if accompanied by children (under 16).

It was the former site of the Foundling Hospital, established by Thomas Coram in Lambs Conduit Fields in 1739. The Foundling Hospital was relocated outside London in the 1920s, and the site was earmarked for redevelopment. However, campaigning and fundraising by local residents led to the creation of the current park that opened in 1936. The Coram Family charity and the Foundling Museum are situted in buildings nearby.

Coram’s Fields also boasts four half-sized football pitches, one normal sized pitch and a basketball court, and is a centre for the boyscouts of England.


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