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Friends Of Gillespie Park

Contact and Visit


Gillespie Park is tucked in by the Mainline Train service for Kings Cross north and southbound and Drayton Park, Arsenal Tube Station and St Thomas's Road. Entrances to Gillespie Park are on Drayton Park, Gillespie Road, Quill Street and Seven Sisters Road

map of the area

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Please contact the Ecology Centre on ecologycentre@islington.gov.uk or 020 7527 4374 if you have any enquiries about the Friends of Gillespie Park, volunteering, education sessions, hiring the centre or any other issues

View from a stage

View from the stage at Gillespie Spring Festival 2019

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Opening Times

Drayton Park entrance to park
Drayton Park Entrance

Gillespie Park is open daily from 8am to dusk, except on Arsenal home match days when both the reserve and the Ecology Centre are closed. The Ecology Centre is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Weekend opening times of the Ecology Centre vary - contact the centre for more info.

Disabled Access: There is a disabled parking space at Gillespie Park. The access for this parking is from Drayton Park. The paths around the Ecology Centre are suitable for wheelchairs.

Dogs: Most of Gillespie Park is designated as dog-free. Dogs are allowed in the section of park accessed from the St. Thomas's Road entrance.

Getting There

Cycle Bike racks
Bus 4, 19, 236, 29
Tube Arsenal, Finsbury Park
Train Drayton Park

Timebank Cafe

Community cafe run by Highbury Timebank serving cakes, tea, coffee and soup.

Timebanks are local skill-sharing groups - find out more at the cafe.
Every Sunday from April to October from 11am until 5pm. Venue - Ecology Centre

The Organic Cafe from City and Islington College also run the cafe from time to time - contact Ecology Centre for details

cafe gate
Sample some home cooking at the Timebank Cafe