Islington Park Guide
Islington is packed full of green spaces, each of which are perfect for escaping city life for a moment. Read on for our round-up of the best parks in Islington.
Gibson Square Park
Between Upper Street and Liverpool Street and just down the road from Angel Central shopping centre, lies Gibson Square Park. With beautiful flower beds and trees to admire, Gibson Square Park makes for a great picnic spot in the spring and summer.
Address: Gibson Square, Islington, London, N1 0RB
Thornhill Road Gardens
Thornhill Road Gardens may be small, but its picturesque surroundings and stunning rose beds make this park well worth a visit. Horticulture enthusiasts will also note its mature plane trees and lovely perimeter shrubs – while most people will just enjoy its small but well formed appearance.
Address: Richmond Avenue, Islington, London, N1 1HR
Sat in the heart of Islington, between busy Essex Road and Upper Street, lies Islington Green. If you work in the area and want to eat lunch outdoors, or you simply enjoy your cup of coffee alfresco, Islington Green’s plentiful benches makes it a convenient choice.
Address: Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 8DU
Saint Mary’s Church Gardens
Not far from Islington Green lies the beautiful grounds of Saint Mary’s Church; a small garden that has been beautifully maintained. An additional bonus for canine lovers is its specially designed drinking fountain for dogs.
Address: Saint Mary’s Church, Islington, London, N1 2TX
Joseph Grimaldi Park
Named after the most popular English entertainer of the Regency era, who is also buried in the park, the Joseph Grimaldi Park can be found just off Pentonville Road. Notable features include a children’s playground and tarmac basketball court.
Address: Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9PE
One of the largest parks in Islington, Barnard Park has a large grass area; perfect in the warmer months when you want to catch some sun or have a picnic. Equipped with both a children’s and an adventure playground, there’s something to please kids of all ages. The Park also has a full size, all-weather, football pitch which makes it a popular spot for those wanting a kick-about.
Address: Copenhagen Street, Islington, London, N1 0ER
Culpeper Community Garden
Located in the heart of Angel, Culpeper Community Garden is a quiet, communal space with plenty of beautiful plants and birds to admire. The Garden also provides a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of nearby Chapel Market.
Address: 1 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London, N1 0EJ
King Square Gardens
Situated in the area of St Luke’s, to the West of King Square, King Square Gardens is designated as a Site of Local Importance to Nature Conservation. A large sand pit and interactive water play feature make this an appealing spot to keep young children entertained, especially during the Summer.
Address: King Square, Lever Street, Islington, London, EC1V 8DD
Extending north from Highbury Corner, almost up to Highbury Barn lies Highbury Fields; the largest open space in the borough. Surrounded by beautiful Georgian and Victorian town houses, Highbury Fields contains many recreational facilities including tennis courts, a swimming pool and children’s playground.
Address: Highbury Crescent, Highbury East, London, N5 1AR
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