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Any info on Camley Street Natural Park in London??

Any info on Camley Street Natural Park in London??

Old Feb 24th, 2004, 06:26 AM
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Any info on Camley Street Natural Park in London??

Just came across the name of this park in London and had never heard of it before. It's near King's Cross Station I gather. Anyone been there? How does it compare to London's other more well-known parks?
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Old Feb 24th, 2004, 12:20 PM
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Old Feb 24th, 2004, 12:37 PM
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I've not been there, but I somehow doubt that a 2 acre parklet for inner city kids to get a glimpse of semi-wilderness would be anyway comparable to the 500 acres of Regent's Park or the 600 acres of the combined Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens.
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It's a project tucked close to the Channel Tunnel construction works north of Kings Cross. Until you posted, I'd assumed it was temporarily closed, though it may well not be. You may get more information from [email protected] or +44 (0)20 7833 2311

It's really there to let kids be lectured at about how things grow, and -when it's open - to let them see the kind of almost-unmanaged wilderness that's rare in London parks.

If you have an interest in projects like this (and if so, it's about the closest to what visitors would regard as central London), and are around on the rare occasions it's open (it keeps public-sector hours), then worth going to. Otherwise, its main value is as something for people's kids to do during he school holidays.

It's a totally different worlds from the manicured Paxton clones that dominate London's better known parks and squares.
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Old Feb 24th, 2004, 01:04 PM
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Thanks for the info. Guess I'll stick to what I know.
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