Health and history walks

People enjoyhing a Mencap walk for people with learning disabilities on Highbury Fields

Explore Islington’s parks and rich history with an official guide

In partnership with Islington Guided Walks, the council will be offering a series of free health and history walks in Islington parks throughout 2030. Stroll at a gentle pace and appreciate some of Islington’s finest green spaces, while hearing about fascinating and inspiring local history. Walks usually last around an hour and 15 minutes and are free to attend. No need to book, just turn up!

Wray Crescent

Friday 29 September, 11am
Thorpedale Road, N4 3BW (meet at the park entrance)

Discover this small park near Finsbury Park, with the Yvonne Connolly community garden, named after the UK’s first Black female headteacher.

Whittington Park

Friday 27 October, 11am
Holloway Road, N19 4RE (meet inside the entrance, near the topiary cat)

A stroll through Whittington Park and Foxham Gardens. Discover the area’s history, ecology, community – and Dick Whittington’s cat!

Spa Fields

Friday 24 November, 11am
Skinner Street, EC1R 0DF (meet by the picnic benches, next to the park office)

Discover Spa Fields Park’s links to radical movements of 200 years ago.

Cally Park

Friday 22 December, 11am
Market Road, N7 9PL (meet at the clock tower)

For more than 150 years, Londoners crowded in Caledonian Park at Christmas time. Come and discover where Christmas goods were bought and sold and find many echoes of Christmases past.


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