Two unique acres of wild green space right in the heart of London, this innovative and internationally acclaimed reserve on the banks of the Regent's Canal is a place for both people and wildlife.
Camley Street Natural Park was created from an old coal yard back in 1984. It sits in the middle of King’s Cross, alongside the sparkling new Eurostar station at St Pancras
It is popular with all kinds of people seeking respite from the buzz of the city around them, as well as being a hub for London Wildlife Trust volunteers. Individuals are welcome to drop in during opening hours.
The reserve has a visitor centre and provides natural habitat for birds, butterflies, amphibians and a rich variety of plant life.
The Camley Street Natural Park team are the Capital Growth Local Lead for Camden and we are encouraging any new food growing spaces in Camden to sign up as members of Capital Growth.
Creating a bold new centre of excellence
The buildings and much of the infrastructure at Camley Street Natural Park are now 30 years old and will have to be replaced in the very near future. London Wildlife Trust is seeking funding to help us maintain Camley Street as one of London's most iconic nature reserves. Read more: Camley Street Natural Park: Creating a bold new centre of excellence
Habitats you will see at Camley Street Natural Park
Pond, meadow and woodland. We also have adopted a section of the Regent's Canal through the Wildlife on your Waterways project, where you will find a mix or natural and urban habitats, and created a Floating Forest Garden displaying wildlife friendly food growing techniques.
Species you might spot at Camley Street
Rare earthstar fungus; reed warbler, kingfisher, various geese, mallard, and reed bunting; various bats.
If you spot these or any other species, please submit your wildlife sightings to Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL) to help build a picture of London's nature!
We have over twenty year's experience teaching children outside the classroom, giving kids brilliant hands-on experiences. London Wildlife Trust's nature reserves are perfect for school trips and we offer a variety of packages to schools. From teaching resources, wildlife lessons and green events to consultations and school grounds enhancement.
Centre-led visits: £120 plus VAT for a 1½ hour session 10.30am - 12.00pm or 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Self-led visits: £30 plus VAT per visit (times flexible)
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 833 2311
Booking Camley Street Natural Park
Camley Street is a unique space in the central London where we run outdoor learning sessions all year round. using hands-on, curriculum-linked activities to ensure children receive an unique and memorable learning experience.
We are also available to hire for meetings and parties.
For more information on education sessions and site hire, please take a look at our bookings page
To see if there are any events coming up at this reserve, take a look at our event listings.
There are several projects running from Camley Street Natural Park which you can get involved with - find out more on our volunteering page.
Site of Metropolitan Importance, Local Nature Reserve
Image of kestrels by Philip Braude
Nearby nature reserves
- Mortimer Terrace
- 2 miles - London Wildlife Trust
- Stoke Newington East Reservoir Community Garden: temporary closure
- 3 miles - London Wildlife Trust
- Willow Farm Wood Nature Reserve
- 3 miles - The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside