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Clock Tower Open Day

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Cally Clock Tower Centre

Market Road


N7 9FR

United Kingdom

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The Cally Clock Tower is opening to the public after a year of renovations which have seen the tower restored both inside and out. Now you can explore the tower and learn about the history of the local area.

The stairs, masonry and iron work have all been carefully repaired and repainted and the clock itself has been cleaned.

Visitors will be able to observe the large turret clock in action and enjoy breath-taking views of the city from the tower's balustrade.

Open days

Open days are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During an open day you can explore the Clock Tower with our stewards who will safely lead you up and down the tower. You can book for free, each timed session lasts one hour. Space will be limited so please book in advance.

We also offer in-depth history tours of the tower on Saturdays and a park tour, which is accessible to all.

Clock Tower tours -

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Health and safety

Before your visit please read the information below carefully to ensure you are familiar with our health and safety requirements and arrive suitably prepared. When you arrive you will be required to complete a health and safety disclaimer before you climb.

Visitors wishing to climb the 178 steps to the top of the clock tower need to have a reasonable level of fitness, must be able to walk unaided and should be confident with heights and being in confined spaces. Most of the climb is up narrow ladder staircases.

Islington Concil reserves the right to refuse entry to the Clock Tower. If we have reason to believe that a participant will be putting themselves or others at risk by climbing the tower we will refuse entry.

We want you to enjoy your visit but for your protection the following are brought to your attention:

Before you visit

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early, you will be reqired to listen to a safety briefing and sign a disclaimer before you climb the tower.
  • The steps are steep and narrow, suitable clothing should be worn (no skirts or loose clothing) with well-fitting shoes (no high-heels, slip-ons or flip flops).
  • Visitors who are pregnant or have had recent surgery or a history of heart trouble, high blood pressure, back trouble, vertigo, or any other condition that may be aggravated by strenuous exertion should not participate.
  • If you have a breathing complaint such as asthma, please let our stewards know.
  • Due to the difficulty and risk involved in climbing the tower, children must be aged 10 or over and be accompanied by an adult.
  • You will need both hands free during the climb, please do not bring anything that will restrict movement or become entangled. All personal items should fit in your pockets and be placed in pockets before starting your ascent (this includes cameras).
  • No bags of any kind allow up the tower.

You know your physical conditions and limitations, if you suspect your health could be at risk for any reason, or you could aggravate a pre-existing condition of any kind, please do not put your health at risk.


If we have reason to believe that a participant will be putting themselves or others at risk by climbing the tower we reserve the right to refuse entry.

In severe weather conditions we may have to close the clock tower viewing platform.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Buses: 274 to Market Road; 390 to York Way; 17, 91, 259, 274 to Caledonian Road

Tube: Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line)

Overground: Caledonian Road and Barnsbury

No parking available

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must bring booking confirmation; this can be printed or presented on your phone.

Can I update my registration information?


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If you find you cannot attend the event time you have booked, please email us.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


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Cally Clock Tower Centre

Market Road


N7 9FR

United Kingdom

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