Parks and open spaces in the London Borough of Camden

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The entrance to the Camley Street Natural Park, behind London King's Cross.

The London Borough of Camden is in percentage terms the second-greenest of the Inner London boroughs (based on public green spaces).[n 1] It contains most of the swathe of land Hampstead Heath and many smaller green spaces. The Central London part of the borough, south of Euston Road, is characterised by its elegant garden squares with large instances: Tavistock Square and Bedford Square. In this part runs the Regent's Canal (a 'Green Route') around the top edge of Regent's Park, a little of which is in Camden, including all of associated Primrose Hill. Highgate Cemetery is in Camden but Highgate Wood is in the neighbouring borough of Haringey.

Apart from Camden Council, a variety of agencies are responsible for the upkeep of open space in the borough. For example, Hampstead Heath is mostly owned by the City of London Corporation save Kenwood House which has an area of lawns, ponds and flower beds undivided from the heath, owned by English Heritage. Highgate Cemetery is managed by its own trust.[n 2]. The Phoenix Garden is managed by an independent charity.

Some open spaces of note:

Nature reserves

The borough has four Local Nature Reserves:

It has one Site of Special Scientific Interest:

  • Ken Wood and North Wood in Hampstead Heath

External links

  • Camden Council: Parks and open spaces

Notes

  1. ^ Surpassed by Westminster in percentage terms. And in absolute terms it is either first, second or third in public green space, close in scale to Wandsworth and Greenwich
  2. ^ Highgate Cemetery Ltd
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