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21 May 2013

Relax in Spa Fields

Once an open common of more than 30 acres, Spa Fields, in Clerkenwell behind Exmouth Market now comprises just over two acres, but is still a pleasant haven with distinctive rounded grass mounds, and a beautiful lavender garden, and various other shrub beds.

The fields are particularly associated with the Spa Fields riots, which saw many thousands of Spenceans - followers of the revolutionary land reformer Thomas Spence - gathering in November and December 1816 to voice their opposition to the Government of the day.

For more, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa_Fields

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