Little-known stone circle in London park that’s capital’s ‘Stonehenge’

London is full of surprises, in a city as vast as it is with a long, rich history there are many places and secrets you would not expect.

One of those surprises can be found in a hilly park in the South East corner of the capital.

The aptly named Hilly Fields park in Lewisham is home to London’s answer to Stonehenge and a collection of 400 million year old rocks.

Taken from Mount Struie in Scotland, the stone circle is thought to be the only one of its kind in the city and a pilgrimage site for London pagans.

It is believed to be the only stone circle in London
(Image: Tim Clarke)

The 12 granite boulders were introduced to Hilly Fields in 2000 to mark the millennium with the help of the Brockley Society.

Next month will mark 21 years since the stones were introduced to celebrate the spring equinox, which this year takes place on March 20, and marks the moment the sun passes the equator moving from the south to north hemisphere.

The stones also form part of a huge sundial, so you can tell the time by using the sun’s shadow.

The next gathering at the stone circle will likely be on the Spring Equinox, March 20
(Image: Tim Clarke)

The summer equinox, this year on June 21, marks the longest day in the calendar and offers a time of reflection for those who celebrate it.

For equinox’s across the year, the stone circle at Hilly Fields is usually full of people taking the opportunity to celebrate the pagan festival with food, drink and stalls.

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