Greenspaces: Cornmill Gardens and River Mill Park

Cornmill Gardens and River Mill Park form a single green space in the heart of Lewisham, framed on all sides by high-rise buildings, from the rebuilt Sundermead Estate to the emerging towers of the Renaissance project on Loampit Vale.

Hidden from the main road, it feels like a communal garden with a large central lawn, but is open on all sides and makes great use of the River Ravensbourne, which has been freed from its old concrete channel to create verdant riverbanks with wooden jetties, like a mini version of Ladywell Fields.

The park has collected a string of public space awards.