Camley Street Natural Park, Kings Cross

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On the banks of Regent’s Canal, right by one of London's busiest train stations, is where you'll find two acres of wild green space ran by London Wildlife Trust. Camley Street Natural Park was created from an old Coal Yard in 1984, now its woodland, grassland and wetland habitats provide a home for mallards, coots, kingfishers, herons, amphibians and insects – and a much-needed respite from the Kings Cross masses.