Cloudesley Association – January 2022 Update

1. Cloudesley Association Meeting – Monday 7th February 2022

We can now confirm that happily, we will be hosting our long-awaited residents association meeting on Monday 7th February, 6.30pm-7.30/7.45pm upstairs at the Drapers, as usual. There is likely to be a little less formality and a bit more time for general discussion at this event. We are also delighted to report that the drinks will be on us! We will circulate an agenda before the meeting, but please do pencil this into your diaries and come along on the night.

2. Filming

The Islington Film Office have been in touch. There is a large TV production for Apple TV that is very much hoping to film at The Crown Pub on Cloudesley Square on the 24th February 2022.

We understand that they plan to film during regular working hours between 8am and 6pm inside the pub although they are firming up their schedule at the moment. They would also have a presence in the area on the 23rd February with a vastly reduced cast and crew.

The scenes themselves are due to take place almost entirely inside the pub although due to the large numbers of cast/crew, there would be some presence outside. They are applying for a pedestrian reroute on Cloudesley Square opposite The Crown Pub and to have some 'stop-go' traffic management throughout the day on this section of road. Resident access would be fully maintained throughout and it is mainly for when filming is actively taking place.

They would also completely avoid this pedestrian reroute and traffic management during school drop-off and pick-up times and are talking to the neighbouring schools directly.

They are also applying for a number of parking suspensions but we understand that they are looking at minimising the impact of this as much as possible. We will let you know more about this once we get further information, which should be some time this later this week.

3. Thornhill Gardens

Thornhill Gardens are in great shape and have been used for children’s parties and wedding events in recent months. For more information see the new website at Dirk has asked us to remind everyone that there is regular volunteer gardening on the fourth Saturday of each month.

4. Kings X and Islington Square

A few highlights:

  • Club Curling continues until 27 February in Coal Drops Yard (12-8pm daily) – curl the night away with teams of 4 players across 6 synthetic ice rinks. Sessions are 45 mins. Tickets are £5 and children under 12 can play for free. Booking is now open for slots. Limited walk ups are available. Pre book here to avoid disappointment.
  • Serpentine Studios X Coal Drops Yard Part 2 continues until 28 February - on Lower Stable Street – in 2021, Serpentine worked with POCC Creative Agency and specialist youth engagement agency BREAK COMMS to bring together a group of young artists, writers, photographers and technologists – under the mentorship of Serpentine and the agencies, the young artists met with exhibiting artists and the wider Serpentine team to create original content that responds to Serpentines programmes – Part 2 offers a new collection of original artistic responses to the exhibition “Herve Telemaque: A Hopscotch of the Mind”:
  • Yoga with Charlie at Omnom in Islington Square every Monday, 6.30-8.30pm. For more information and booking see


If you are aware of any event, consultation or news item that you would like us to include in our next newsletter, please let us know.

As ever, if you know of any neighbour who is not on the Cloudesley Association email distribution list, please pass this email on and/or ask them to provide us with their contact details (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) so that they can be kept in the loop.

Amanda and Nick
On behalf of
The Cloudesley Association
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.