Little Wormwood Scrubs

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Little Wormwood Scrubs in spring 2013
Playground in park

Little Wormwood Scrubs is a park in Kensal Green on the border of Hammersmith and Fulham and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Counter's Creek, a now subterranean stream that arises in Kensal Green flows south through the park, eventually joining the River Thames.


It was originally part of Wormwood Scrubs, and separated in the 1840s when the railway embankment of the West London Line was built.[1]

In 1870 the northwest part of the land was exchanged for land to the south east;[2]

A suspect package linked to the 21 July 2005 London bombings was found in some bushes in Little Wormwood Scrubs.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Little Wormwood Scrubs, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 
  2. ^ Little Wormwood Scrubs Ten-year Management Plan 2010-2019 (PDF), Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Appendix five: A Brief History of Little Wormwood Scrubs, p.107 
  3. ^ "21st July Attacks - What Happened". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 

Coordinates: 51°31′25″N 0°13′44″W / 51.5236°N 0.2288°W / 51.5236; -0.2288