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The Whittington Park

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by Maria K (subscribe)
Postgraduate student based in London.
Published October 13th 2016
A family park in North London
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Whittington Park

Whittington Park and Community Association is a cosy family-friendly spot in North London, located just off Holloway Road. The park has been recently renovated, which included construction of the community centre.

The park is named after Richard Whittington, who was a 14th century Lord Mayor of London immortalised in the English folk tale 'Dick Whittington and His Cat'. The tale narrates a story of an orphan boy escaping poverty and gaining a fortune with the help of his cat. As a tribute to Whittington's history, the cat was recreated in the form of garden sculpture and now greets the visitors at the park's main entrance.

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Whittington's Cat at the entrance

The Whittington Community Association is designed to be a 'centre for all ages' and thus includes facilities for the youngest kids, adults and seniors. The centre hosts a variety of classes and activities for everyone, including yoga, pilates, ballroom dancing and hula hoop classes. For younger ones there is the after-school club and holiday activities; for seniors – daily lunch club, art classes and dancing. The park's facilities also include a football field, exercise equipment, a skate park and a children's playground.

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Whittington Park playground

Finally, the Whittington Park Café is a pleasant spot at the back of the park that serves fresh lunch food. The café is child and baby-friendly. Books and toys are provided for the children so that the parents can have a small lunch break from the activities. You can easily book a children's party in the café if there is any special occasion coming up.

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Whittington Park Cafe

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Why? Great family activities
When: Mon-Fri 8am - 10 am, Sat 8am - 6pm, Sun 8am - 8pm
Phone: 020 7272 1847
Where: Holloway Road
Cost: Free
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