Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.


Brief description of site

The site was developed for housing after 1997. A condition of planning permission was the creation of a new public open space, and this was laid out incorporating a war memorial wall that contained fragments of the old hospital masonry.

Brief history of site

Although Royal Northern Gardens is a new park created in 2002 it is on the former site of the Royal Northern Hospital, which opened here in 1888. A new Casualty Department was opened in 1923 following WWI as a war memorial to the people from Islington who died during the war. The hospital later transferred to Whittington Hospital and most of the old buildings were demolished in 1997.

Location information:

Address: Manor Gardens, N7 6FB

Locality: Greater London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Islington

Historical County: Middlesex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176/177 Grid Ref: TQ302863
Latitude: 51.5606 Longitude: -0.123147


Tube: Holloway, Archway. Rail: Upper Holloway. Bus: 17, 43, 263, 271

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open from 8am - dusk.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 2002

Main period of development: Early 21st century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 0.43


Owner: LB Islington

Occupier: Greenspace; Friends of Royal Northern Gardens

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Organisations associated with this site

London Parks & Gardens Trust

Contributor or Recorder London Parks and Gardens Trust


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