Freightliners City Farm

Attractions, Farms Lower Holloway Free
5 out of 5 stars
(13user reviews)
Islington’s small community-run farm is battling against large government cuts but is determined to keep afloat. Hidden behind the blustering Holloway Road, Freightliners is a vibrant hub of wildlife with a wide range of animals. There is also a great vegetarian café with tasty daily specials, all housed in a volunteer-built eco building. There is also a small petting zoo, bee hives, vegetable gardens and even animal boarding for local pets. Make sure to stop by the shop to pick up some homegrown honey, eggs or veg too.


Venue name: Freightliners City Farm
Address: Sheringham Rd
N7 8PF
Transport: Tube: Highbury & Islington
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4.7 / 5

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A farm in the middle of the city? Yes indeed, that's in Islington! You can hear chicken, goats and all sorts of creatures. This is very nice if you have kids but also if you don't because there is a cute café where you can quietly enjoy a cup of coffee or a breakfast. If you like organic food, you can also buy fresh eggs!

Freely accessible for adults and children, gardens always beautifully laid out, animals well cared-for, great cafe. A haven of peace at any time of the year.

A wonderful place, where I learn something every time I go. and they have the most wonderful cakes!

Lovely, fun and educational - and don't forget to visit the cafe, which is always full of yummy savoury and sweet things!

Love the escape form the City this special place provides. Sheep, hens, goats, geese, rabbits, guinea pigs, swaying flowers, an orchard, beehives all to discover. Not forgetting organic food and their own organic apple juice from the cafe. Nothing is wasted - you will come back again and again.........

Great hidden city Farm. Not huge, compared to some perhaps, but worthwhile nonetheless. The kids were loving it, cows, birds, sheep, ducks, goats, ...and a cafe to boot. Volunteering opportunities for those who may be inclined to get their wellies on! A great treat for kids and adults.


I visited here with some lovely older neighbours through North London Cares and we had a lovely time. The staff were very attentive, friendly and accommodating, getting some of the animals out of their cages, so we could pet them. I was really impressed by the attention to health and safety, we were frequently asked to wash our hands and they were very strict about imposing this, which is reassuring when you are taking children. There's a lovely selection of animals and also some green fingered areas to see and it's so heartwarming to see such dedication from the staff and volunteers to educate children on agriculture. The cafe is well worth a visit too, there's a great selection of homemade goodies and the cakes are divine. It could just do with a bit of a spruce to make it look a little more colourful, but I'm sure this will come with time. A great free day out, be sure to drop in.

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