At 29 acres, Highbury Fields is the largest open space in the borough of Islington and is the best place for keen runners to stretch their legs.
There is a weekly 5km run organised by volunteers in the area every Saturday at 9:00am. It’s free but you must register your interest on the website, then you’ll be given a barcode and a time. They’re a friendly bunch who arrange for a post-run coffee at The White Swan at Highbury Corner so it’s healthy for your social life too.
Prefer a spot of tennis? There are 11 courts, some floodlit for evening matches. Or on a warm day just take a stroll among the trees, play Frisbee, sunbathe, and spot free-range hipsters.