What is it? A lush and calming 55-acre open space in Stoke Newington. Young families, canoodling couples, Hackney hipsters and football lads are among the regulars, but rarely does it feel like any one group’s about to take over.
Why go? Depending on which side of 30 you are, there’s the charming, recently restored Grade II-listed Clissold House to admire (from the outside only, unless you’re attending a yoga class or getting married in it), or a decent-sized skatepark, five-a-side football facilities and open-air table tennis area.
Top tip Don't ignore the wildlife - Clissold Park also has a small farm with deer and goats.
Opens 7.30am. Closes Dusk. Barbecues allowed? No.