Why live in Islington? Well now, that’s easy for one of the borough’s longest serving estate agents to answer. Close to the City, with great transport links and a vast array of shops, restaurants and bars, our local borough is ideal for single, young professionals and families alike.
But what if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and sit amongst trees and relax on grass for a few hours? Well, Islington has that too.
Islington’s Parks and Principal Open Spaces
Islington is home to a number of parks and open spaces. The largest in the borough is Highbury Fields which is 11.75 hectares (29 acres). Here are a few of the others:
•Fortune Street Park
•Joseph Grimaldi Park
•Laycock Street Open Space
•Tufnell Park Playing Fields
Take a walk around the area and you will also see a number of small community gardens, where land flattened during the Blitz has been redeveloped into small pockets of lush greenery by local residents. A great example of this is Culpeper Community Garden, near Angel.
If you are interested in flora, fauna or wildlife, a trip to one of the borough’s three Local Nature Reserves is a must-do. Gillespie Park, Barnsbury Woods and Islington’s Parkland Walk all offer beautiful scenery and educational experiences for all ages and abilities.
Or there is Freightliners City Farm, of course. Here you can say hello to the farm animals, take part in regular group activities and events, or even enjoy a nice hot cuppa with friends and family. A charity funded working farm, this is the perfect day out if you have young children.
Other green, open spaces in Islington you may choose to visit include:
•The Artillery Ground (Private and school use only)
•King Square Gardens
•New River Walk
•The Regent’s Canal
•St Mary Magdalene Gardens
•Crouch Hill Park
Learn More About Parks in London
If you’d like to read more about the open, green spaces in Islington and surrounding areas, or the activities you can do whilst visiting these locations, you may enjoy the following blog posts: