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

Park features

  • Grade II listed Clock Tower with original working clock mechanism and offering a panoramic view of across London from the viewing platform.  
  • Grade II listed Metropolitan Cattle Market railings 
  • Café
  • Public toilets
  • Heritage centre hosting regular events.To find out more visit our website
  • semi-mature woodland areas 
  • community orchard 
  • short and long grass meadows 
  • community gardens 
  • site of Importance for Nature Conservation, Borough Grade 1.
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Community amphitheatre under construction
  • Free Clock Tower Tours

The park has a Friends Group called Friends of Caledonian Park. Read more about the history of the site or find out more about our Clock Tower Tours. The park has a Friends Group called Friends of Caledonian park.

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 

View map

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

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

Opening and closing times

See our parks opening and closing times page.

Contact

Assistant Parks Manager, Public Realm Division 

Email: greenspace@islington.gov.uk 

Telephone: 020 7527 2000 

Text: 'Greenspace' + your message to 80800

Volunteering opportunities

There are some great opportunities to volunteer at Caledonian Park in a range of capacities including gardening and clock tower stewarding.  To find out about our current volunteering vacancies, visit our volunteer recruitment website.

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