Barnsbury Wood

London’s smallest nature reserve, this is a hidden woodland and wildlife garden. Perfect!

Barnsbury Wood was originally a garden belonging to George Thornhill who built the surrounding houses in the 1840s. The area was eventually abandoned to nature and then became woodland.

Opening times and fees

Barnsbury Wood is open to the public on Tuesdays 2 – 4pm.

For any enquiries please contact the Ecology Centre.

This is a locked park so you will need to arrange access.
Only 15 children are allowed at a time.

Other information or resources

There are no steps or slopes at the site, however, paths are not surfaced.

Contact details


  • TGC sessions


Crescent Street, off Huntingdon Street