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Robert Nelson Monument, St George's Gardens

Robert Nelson Monument, St George's Gardens, Handel Street, Camden, London WC1N 1PD View on map

Monument to Robert Nelson, philanthropist and leading lay churchman d.1715. Portland stone, gadrooned urn on tall plinth, set within wrought-iron railings and now fully restored. Nelson was the first person to be buried in the new cemetery, choosing this place 'to overcome the aversion that has been discovered to its use'.


Opening Arrangements

All year: daily, dawn - dusk.


Entrances to St George's Gardens from Handel Street (off Judd street), Sidmouth Street or Heathcote Street (off Gray's Inn Road). Rail: Kings Cross and St Pancras. Underground: Russell Square. Bus: routes 17, 45 and 46.

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes