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Caledonian Clock Tower project

Find out about proposed improvements to the historic clock tower

The Heritage Lottery Fund confirmed a grant award of £1,873,300 in December 2016. This has funded our vision to revitalise Caledonian Park and secured the future of its clock tower.

Come to the grand opening of the Cally Clock Tower Centre

We are delighted to invite you to the opening event of the Cally Clock Tower Centre on Saturday, 8 June, 11am until 4pm at Caledonian Park.

Join us for a day of activities for all ages, immerse yourself in local history and discover how your iconic Clock Tower has been restored to its former glory.

  • Official opening event at 12 noon
  • Live re-enactments of local historical events
  • Sporting activities
  • Nature activities with The Garden Classroom and Octopus Network
  • Find out how a turret clock works with the Time Workshop
  • Climb the tower! 

Tours of the Clock Tower

Tours of the Clock Tower start 1.30pm on Saturday 8 June 2019. If you would like to climb the tower please book in advance on one of our Clock Tower tours.

Spaces are limited on the day but the Clock Tower will be open, free of entry, on a regular basis, starting from the 22 June. 

Saturday Clock Tower tours

Weekday Clock Tower tours

Park Tours (recommended for those who cannot climb the tower)

Please email CallyPark@islington.gov.uk, Heritage Ranger, or call 07825098458 for more information about the project.

Volunteers needed at Caledonian Park

We will be running a range of exciting events, tours and learning activities for families, adults and school groups that will bring to life this fascinating historic site and we are looking for enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to help us.

Do you have an interest in local history? Are you passionate about nature and parks? Or would you just like an opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills? No previous experience is required and all necessary training will be provided.

We will be running some open days in September where you can find out more about the project, roles and application process. If you would like to register your interest for attending an open day or would like to find out more about our roles and apply now please contact us.

Telephone: 07825098458
Email: CallyPark@islington.gov.uk


Find out more about the history of the site.

Cally Clock Tower Project Interpretation 1

Cally Clock Tower Project Interpretation 2

New staff and security

Once the project has been completed the clock tower will open to the public on a regular basis, giving free access for people to climb it and enjoy the panoramic views across London.

We have already employed a new Learning Officer and a Heritage Officer and some existing members of our Greenspace and Heritage teams will also help to run community activities.

The presence of these regular site staff and activities being run from the centre will help to deter anti-social behaviour during the day.

The building has been designed to provide a high level of security and deter vandalism. Designs for the centre include CCTV which is linked to our security control room, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Cally Clock Tower Project Interpretation 1
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