College Green, London
College Green (aka Abingdon Green, formally known as Abingdon Street Gardens) is a public park in the City of Westminster in Central London. It is east of Westminster Abbey including Westminster Abbey Gardens and across a road from the gardens of the Houses of Parliament. The gardens are not enclosed and are accessible at all times. For many months of 2019, during the Brexit deadlock, it exclusively hosted TV broadcasts and radio and media interviews.
The gardens are a roof to a two-storey underground car park constructed from 1963 to 1964. The site was originally a tidally flooded bank of the River Thames separated from the College Garden of Westminster Abbey by a medieval wall with a watergate. Its name refers to the collegiate church of Westminster Abbey, which includes Westminster School.
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- Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Administration Committee (18 April 2007). Improving facilities for educational visitors to Parliament: first report of session 2006-07, report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence. The Stationery Office. pp. 79–. ISBN 978-0-215-03355-0. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
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