A New York-Inspired Sky Park May Be Coming To London: Here's What We Know

Published . By Isobel Watkins.

Camden Highline

Connecting Camden with King's Cross, the raised walkway will offer a new way to see North London's landscape.

For those Londoners sure that their rambling days will be coming to an end, think again. North London is set to gain a sky-high walking trail, and we reckon it may just be gorgeous enough to tempt you away from the beer garden and back into your comfy shoes.

The Camden Highline will transform a disused stretch of railway viaduct between Camden Town and King's Cross, offering a 1.1km long raised route complete with seating areas, art installations and pop-up cafes. Taking inspiration from the stunning New York Highline (which welcomes eight million visitors a year), this new urban space will offer some much-needed tranquillity above the bustling streets of NW1.

After five months of searching, the grassroots charity behind the new park recently announced that the design team will be led by James Corner Field Operations. The firm has previously worked on gorgeous green initiatives such as Battersea Roof Gardens, the Olympic stadium’s South Park Plaza and, interestingly enough, the Highline in New York.

While not set to open ‘til 2024, if the firm’s previous projects are anything to go by, you can expect cutting edge design with sustainability at its heart. Think wildflower meadows, natural habitats for animals and potentially even a farmers' market.

The stroll of Saturday morning dreams? We reckon this could be it.

If you're on the lookout for more outdoor inspo, check out our guide to all things alfresco in London here.