Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre

Gillespie Park, winner of the Green Flag Award in 2019 and the London Conservation Area of the Year award in London in Bloom 2015, is Islington’s largest nature reserve. It is home to Islington Ecology Centre – a visitor and education centre which can be booked for events.

  • 2.8 hectare nature reserve which is home to a wealth of wildlife, including 244 species of plants, 94 species of birds and 24 types of butterflies.
  • Ponds, woodland and meadow areas.
  • The park’s Ecology Centre gives advice on wildlife, gardening and sustainable living.
  • The Ecology Centre runs events, takes school bookings and is available for hire for meetings and parties.

Opening times and fees

The park is open to the public from 8am to dusk daily, except on days of Arsenal stadium events when it is closed.

Contact details

020 7527 4374

  • Accessibility / Accessible Toilets


10 Tannington Terrace, Gillespie Rd, London N5 1LE