Now the weather is improving and lockdown easing it's a great time to enjoy your local park and green spaces. There are lots of benefits of spending time in nature, with studies showing that it boosts your mental and physical health. 

Parks and Green Space in London 

17.99% of Greater London is designated as Public Open Space according to Greenspace Information for Greater London

Islington, where the Stuart Low Trust activities are delivered, is very densely populated and has very little green space. It is the most densely populated local authority area in England and Wales, with 16,097 people per square km. This is almost triple the London average and more than 37 times the national average. (1) Only 13% of the borough’s land is green space, the second lowest proportion of any local authority in the country. (2)

So we have listed information green spaces in Islington as well as the surrounding boroughs. 

Parks you can visit 

Please help to keep these spaces clean and safe for everyone by keeping a 2m distance where possible, washing your hands regularly and as soon as you get home and taking litter home with you where bins are full or not provided.

Islington: There are many parks in the borough. Find out more about Islington parks and open spaces

Camden: It’s important that we all enjoy Camden’s parks and open spaces safely. Find out more Camden's parks.  

Last year we visited Waterlow Park as part of our Nature Visits project. Whilst there we did their tree walk. Download it here

Hackney has 58 parks and green spaces totalling 282 hectares. Our green spaces range from the largest concentration of football pitches in Europe at Hackney Marshes to the beautiful and historic settings of Springfield Park and Clissold Park. Find out more their parks and green spaces.  

Haringey: Find out more here

The City of London: Although the city borders Islington, many of the green spaces it manages are not within The City of London itself, these include Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath and the Queens Wood. Your can find out more about these open spaces.  

Enfield: With over 900 hectares of green space, Enfield offers an oasis away from the bustle of London. Find out more about Enfield parks

Other ways to enjoy nature 

There are different ways to enjoy nature as lockdown eases. We have listed tips for enjoying nature in your home and take part in virtual nature visits

References 

  1. ONS, MYE5: Population estimates: Population density for the local authorities in the UK, mid-2001 to mid-2018 (2019).
  2.  Islington Grounds Maintenance Team (2017).