Climb The Caledonian Road Clock Tower

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Climb The Caledonian Road Clock Tower

This beauty stands in Caledonian Park, just off the Cally Road. It doesn't lean. That's just our whimsical photographer being a pillock.

The 160-year-old Caledonian Clock Tower has long stood proud but aloof, a local landmark to be admired from afar, but rarely open to visitors. It began life at the centre of a huge cattle market. This closed in the 1960s, and the tower has served as little more than a folly ever since.

Now, you can climb its 220 steps to gain magnificent views of north and central London, as well as getting a close-up look at the workings of the turret clock.

A less wonky image, courtesy of Islington Council

A £2 million National Lottery Heritage grant has allowed the tower to open its doors, and also furnished a small visitor centre.

The ribbon-cutting takes place at noon on 8 June. Celebratory events will take place throughout the afternoon. Sadly, tickets to climb the tower have already been snapped up for the opening day, but free tours will resume every weekend from 22 June.

Caledonian Clock Tower, Caledonian Park, Market Road N7 9FR.

Last Updated 31 May 2019