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.
Habitats you'll see
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
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!
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
Nature reserve map