Martin Luther King Adventure Playground


In 1968 (the year of Martin Luther King’s assassination) this area of Islington was crowded and condemned; there were high levels of poverty and racial tension amongst local people. A parent group campaigned for the local Authority to open the playground, it was the only open space for children to play on at the time and proved to be an instant and ongoing success. MLK is temporarily closed for refurbishment.


3 Sheringham Road Islington N7 8PF
Phone Number
07984 791 473
Run by
Islington Play Association (charity)
Opening Hours
Term time Monday – Friday 3.30 – 6.30pm Holidays Monday – Friday 10.30 – 5.30pm
Outdoor and indoor play facilities.
Buses / Tube & Rail Station
Bus: 153 Tube/Rail: Highbury and Islington