Overlooking General Gordon Square from one end of the garden.

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General Gordon was born in a house on Woolwich Common. This square is named after Charles George Gordon, the Victorian military general and imperial warrior of China and Sudan.  The square today is a green open space, and focal point, in the town centre.

General Gordon Square is a green garden square with choice of trees and planting, with larger trees separating it from the surrounding roads. Lawn terraces step down gently to the water scrim which is fully accessible.

The garden is surrounded by some historical buildings and a big screen where you can hang out and watch the news and sport. 

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  • Free Entry


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets


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General Gordon Square

Type:Town Square

General Gordon Place, Woolwich, London, SE18 6FH

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Open 24 hours.

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