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Highbury Fields

Highbury Fields is Islington’s largest park. There are lots of things to do, including playing sports and enjoying the playground.

Park features

  • Park keeper
  • Children's playground with sand pit, water play feature and toilets
  • Bandstand 
  • One O'Clock Club
  • Oasis Café
  • Boer War memorial
  • Highbury Pool and Fitness Centre
  • Designated a Site of Local Importance to Nature Conservation

New adventure play structure

The new adventure play structure is open. After consulting with local children and families, it has been designed to encourage children to take a more adventurous approach to play, encouraging jumping, swinging, climbing and balancing.

Sports facilities

  • One 50m x 26m artificial turf floodlit football pitch
  • Four netball courts
  • 11 tarmac tennis courts with floodlights
  • One table tennis table next to the tennis courts

You can book courts and pitches here.


Highbury Fields, N5


11.75 hectares or 29.0 acres

Getting there

Buses: 4, 19, 30, 43, 271, 277, 393 to Highbury Corner; 4, 19, 236 to Highbury Barn

Tube: Highbury &Islington 

Train: Highbury & Islington 


Use our maps to identify nearest disabled parking bays and distance from public transport routes.

A Disabled Access Guide is available at Disabled Go.

Opening times

All parks with gates open by 8am daily. All of our parks are open 365 days a year (including Christmas and New Year's Day).

Closing times 

Closing times vary throughout the year, but it's usually at sunset. You can find monthly closing times below:

  • January - 5pm
  • February - 6pm
  • March (GMT*) - 6pm
  • March (BST*) - 8pm
  • April - 8pm
  • May - 9pm
  • June - 9pm
  • July - 9pm
  • October (BST*)- 7pm
  • October (GMT*) - 5pm
  • November - 5pm
  • December - 5pm

*GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) - times stated are valid until the clocks go forward one hour in March and from when the clocks go back one hour in October.

*BST (British Summer Time) - times stated are valid from when the clocks go forward one hour in March and until the clocks go back one hour in October.

Improvements to Highbury Fields

The council is planning to make significant improvements to Highbury Fields, including upgrading the sports facilities, and creating a new café building and wildlife garden with shelter to enable nature-based learning for children.

Learn more


Assistant Parks Manager, Public Realm Division


Telephone: 020 7527 2000

Text: 'Greenspace' + your message to 80800


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