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Caledonian Park

Caledonian Park is a popular site full of history. The centrepiece of the park is a 155ft (47.5m) high grade II* listed Clock Tower built in 1853.

What's happening?

Get the latest updates on the Caledonian Park Clock Tower Project.

Park features

  • Grade II listed Clock Tower with original working clock mechanism and offering a panoramic view of north London and the City from the viewing platform.  
  • Grade II listed Metropolitan Cattle Market railings 
  • semi-mature woodland areas 
  • community orchard 
  • short and long grass meadows 
  • community gardens 
  • site of Importance for Nature Conservation, Borough Grade 1.

Read more about the history of the site (PDF)

Find out more about our Clock Tower Tours.

Sports facilities

  • children’s play area (age 3 – 12 years) 
  • large grass open space suitable for ball games and other sports activities
  • tarmac ball court with football goals, basketball hoops and shelter.

You cannot pre-book the sports facilities at this site as they are free-play only. 

Getting there

Market Road 
Islington
London 
N7 9PL 

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Buses: 274 to Market Road; 390 to York Way; 17, 91, 259, 274 to Caledonian Road

Tube: Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line) 

Overground: Caledonian Road and Barnsbury

Car: metered parking is available on North Road and Market Road

Accessibility

Use our Interactive Maps to identify nearest disabled parking bays and distance from public transport routes. A Disabled Access Guide is available at Disabled Go

Contact

Assistant Parks Manager, Public Realm Division

Email: greenspace@islington.gov.uk

Telephone: 020 7527 2000

Text: 'Greenspace' + your message to 80800
 
The Heritage Lottery Fund confirmed a grant award of £1,873,300 in December 2016. The grant will fund our vision to revitalise Caledonian Park and secure the future of its clock tower.  

View the press release for this announcement 

You can also view the project summary document (PDF)

What happens next?

Design work will begin in January 2017 and we expect that site works will start in late summer to early autumn for completion in Summer 2018.   

Project objectives

The objectives are to: 

  • carry out essential repairs to the clock tower 
  • make access improvements  so the tower can be opened to the public on a regular basis 
  • repair and restore the original market railings that survive along the park boundaries to Market Road and Shearling Way 
  • build a small heritage centre with space for community and education activities as well as a café and public toilets  
  • develop a programme of activities, training and volunteer opportunities to encourage greater use of the park and community involvement. 

Volunteering opportunities

There are some great opportunities to volunteer at Caledonian Park in a range of capacities including gardening, clock tower stewarding, developing interpretation material and assisting with delivery of the formal and informal learning programme.
 
If you are able to spare two hours or more on an occasional or regular basis, please email greenspace@islington.gov.uk.  


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