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gillespie park, acupuncture and a nice cup of tea

27th June 2015

Gillespie Park Mosaics

Mosaic at entrance to Gillespie Park on Seven Sister's Road, Finsbury Park

Gillespie Park

Lily pond, Gillespie Park

Pot of tea at Blighty Coffee, Finsbury Park

Lovely cup of Rosy at Blighty Coffee, Blackstock Road

Blighty Coffee

Blighty Coffee, Blackstock Road

George Robey, Finsbury Park

George Robey, Finsbury Park

I have been intending to visit Gillespie Park and the London Ecology Centre for a ages, but could never quite figure out where it is.

So it was a pleasant surprise, while walking under the railway bridge on Seven Sister's Road, to glance up and see the mosaics marking the entrance.

Gillespie Park is a lovely place - I enjoyed an hour or so exploring the ponds and woods, and reading about the work they do at the Islington Ecology Centre.

There is more about Gillespie Park: here

a cuppa at Blighty Coffee

While in the area, I enjoyed a cup of tea at Blighty Coffee on Blackstock Road (£2). The large windows, make it a good place to watch the world go by.

Blighty is a community café. There is a garden, and it is home to The Clementine Club - a shared workspace for Finsbury Park.

A good acupuncturist

Feeling a bit run-down, I visited an acupuncturist at Seven Heavens Clinic, Blackstock Road. Matthew was a thoughtful therapist, and it was a calming and benificial experience.

Demise of The George Robey

On a slightly wistful note, I was sad to see the George Robey on Seven Sister's Road being demolished.

I spent many nights there back in the early 1980's. I can't remember much (!) but do know I saw Wilko Johnson there lots of times.

There is a good write-up about 'The Robey' and pics from a punk weekender at: derelictlondon.com


Links

Friends of the Gillespie Park: friendsofgillespiepark.co.uk

Blighty Coffee
35-37 Blackstock Road
blightycoffee.co.uk

Seven Heavens Clinic
20 Blackstock Road
sevenheavens.co.uk

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