Fen Court is a relatively new public passageway between Fenchurch Street and Fenchurch Avenue containing a relaxing garden on the site of an old churchyard, and a thoughtful outdoor artwork.
A public sculpture 'The Gilt of Cain' was unveiled by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2008 to commemorate the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in 1807. Fen Court is close to the site of St Mary Woolnoth church, where the Reverend John Newton, author of the legendary freedom hymn Amazing Grace, delivered many powerful anti-slavery sermons which were inspired by the abolitionist founder William Wilberforce with whom John Newton worked.
St Gabriel's Churchyard garden is a quiet location to reflect and contains bench seating, planted areas and trees. The history goes back hundreds of year, as St Gabriel's was one of the many churches lost to the Great Fire of London in 1666, and a church was recorded on this site as early as 1331.
The building alongside contains The Garden at 120 - a free public rooftop garden and terrace, with stunning views of the City and beyond.