Return of the light – A walk round the Olden Garden in early spring

By Catherine Miller

The Olden Garden is tucked away from the traffic of nearby Holloway Road on a small piece of land, some of it flat, most of it sloping down to a narrow rail track, on the opposite side of which is a separately-managed allotment site. This makes it part of a larger wildlife corridor, especially important given that Islington is generally short of open space.

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Is London about to be kicked out of top spot by a green Champ Elysees?

 By Tim Webb. This article originally appeared in our members monthly newsletter.

Our latest Members magazine is due out and mentions London being the world’s best city according to the online magazine BestCities.org.

It’s the sixth year on the trot London has held the position but is now facing increasing pressure from the second and third placed contenders, New York and Paris. A number of factors are taken into account, from the economy, housing, culture and outdoor space.

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