Scattered with sweeping willow trees, this grassy park still bears the scars today of a contentious history. In his bid to dissolute England’s monasteries, Henry VIII confiscated the land, then owned by the Roman Catholic Church. The land was snatched from the Nuns of Clerkenwell and became Arnos Grove Estate.
The actual park was later created in 1928 out of 44 acres of wood and lush meadow. A brick built, eye-catching viaduct runs through the park carrying the Piccadilly line.
It is a fresh, open-space for kids to run about it in. They can clamber on the playground or play hide and seek among the trees. There are also some great tennis courts and a small putting green for keen golfers.
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Hotels near Arnos Park
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58 Regents Park Road, N3 | 3.6 miles from Arnos Park
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Grenville Gardens, Grenville Road, N19 | 3.5 miles from Arnos Park
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Entertainment near Arnos Park
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 | 3.5 miles from Arnos Park
This fascinating gallery displays exhibitions of children's art from every corner of the world, including artwork by local youngsters. Moving from their original home, a small ... More
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
94 Chase Side, N14 | 19 minutes from Arnos Park
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 4.7 miles from Arnos Park
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London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 5.7 miles from Arnos Park
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