Clapton Square

Clapton Square sits in a conservation area and is also protected by the London Squares Preservation Act 1931. The site, along with neighbouring St John’s Churchyard, contains important and unusual trees and is an environmentally diverse wildlife haven in the centre of Hackney.

The park holds a Green Flag award. The awards are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high.

See management plan (PDF 16.4mb)



  • historic water fountain
  • play area for 3 to 12 year olds
  • grass lawn areas
  • unusual tree varieties
  • shelter


Barbecues are not allowed in Clapton Square.


Dogs are excluded from the play area in Clapton Square. The Council has the power to request that dogs are put on a lead if they are behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if their owner does not have appropriate control over them. More information on dogs in parks.

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Page updated on: 17 March 2023

Clapton Square


Clapton Square
E5 8HP


Opening times

  • 24 hours a day