Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden is named so not because it curves – although it does, round to a leafy, tranquil setting hidden behind Dalston's hectic junction. It's named after the old Eastern Curve railway line that it's situated on. The old tracks, which are no longer there, once joined Dalston Junction station to the a goods yard and the Northern Line (we wish it still did too). 

Here residents (and those willing to travel) can settle down for a sip of juice or coffee from the café on one of the benches that are nestled amongst the shrubbery – although these are snapped up quickly – or at the tables nearer the entrance. Fresh produce comes straight from the garden, all the vegetable beds of which are maintained by locals. The garden also plays host to gardening, craft and children's workshops.

Venue name: Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
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Address: 13
Dalston Lane
London
E8 3DF
Transport: Dalston Junction Overground
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4.8 / 5

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Chlo Fo
Tastemaker

Great community spirit embodied in a garden space tucked away from the hectic Dalston hubbub. This little venue has a lot going for it. A lovely little cafe serves homegrown food and delicious sweet treats. We hired the greenhouse to run a craft workshop and it's a great space; bright, spacious and has a homely wood burning stove meaning it's available al year round.

lynsey d

we have been coming here for years and we feel truly lucky that this space, with it's activities, peace and quiet and lovely people running it have made and continue to make a positive impact on our lives. Long live the Curve Garden.

Lilian R

Dalston Eastern Curve is a unique and beautiful green outdoor space that has been transformed from a piece of wasteland over many years by the volunteers who put all their hearts and sweat into creating this oasis with home grown vegetables, flowering plants and trees in the concrete frenzy of Dalston. It has been our favourite place to meet up and take part in seasonal art and craft activities with my childen for many years and now that we have moved out of the city still is the place we always come back to. The couple that run it are very dedicated and welcoming to one and all even if you just come to sit in the garden and enjoy the tranquility and relax on one of the many sofa's with a blanket and a hot water bottle. There is a little cafe serving teas and home made cakes and other beverages. At the weekend delicious sourdough pizza is baked in their outdoor pizza oven. The Pineapple house is a conservatory with a woodburning stove to warm up and do some art and craft at the big table or lounge on a bean bag. The reason it works so well for me is that the children can play and create things while we can connect with our community and relax with a cup of tea. We feel so loved and connected when we go there. A home away from home!

Katy J

One of my favourite places in London, so nice to have this haven, full of community spirit :)

Danielle J

This is such a hidden gem. I just feel happy every time I go there. In the hustle and bustle of London's busy streets, this is a calm oasis, for everyone. I just love it!

rosso e

an enchanted garden tucked in the middle of city chaos, to restore your soul and mind

Ruth N

The Curve is in the grand old London tradition of small, hidden spaces, discovered by accident,& hugged to oneself as a delicious secret, to be revealed with a flourish,to friends & family, like a wonderful piece of magic.City mayhem just disappears as you walk thru the door, to be replaced by birdsong & breezes through the branches. Long may this perfect oasis remain :-D

Breige C

Amazing green space for children and adults. Always a friendly welcome, great events. Wonderful meeting place for the community if Dalston hackney and beyond.

Abi F

It's my favourite place to visit on a Saturday. It's peaceful and just beautiful. Everyone is so friendly and they host such wonderful events. Nothing quite like it! :)

Graciela W

The Curve Garden has to be one of my favorite places to go with the kids. The space is fantastic for them to run around, winter or summer and I like the fact I can let them run off while I have a coffee, read a paper or have a chat with others visitors. We don't have a garden, and this is the closest thing we've got to it. It's such a brilliant place for so many reasons. The work shops are great, the night times are great and the people who run it have done an amazing job.

John C

As a local and a parent, this venue hits all my pleasure spots. A welcoming, safe but adventurous place for children to play, learn and be with their parents and friends; for old hippies such as me, its organic, cool and so laid back I fall over frequently. Great for a gathering with friends or community group to do business, enjoy wine, coffees and snacks, and chat without any commercial pressure. A jewel in the heart of Hackney.

Rebecca W

An awesome outside space which has transformed this piece of land into a magical social garden venue!

karen f

A lovely retreat from the hustle (just hustle) of London and although it's only small, they also offer lots of great activities for families and adults alike. This is my 'getaway' place and I often pop in for a little break from everything dalston.

Alanna S
Tastemaker

What a special place to have in the community. Like going back home to the countryside, the Curve Garden feels like a world away from busy Dalston Lane. Craft Beers and Ciders and word-fire pizzas are an added bonus and money goes to support the garden (which is open all year for free). Being one of 90% of Londoners without a green garden, I feel very lucky to have it nearby as so my lungs, that feel that little bit less polluted every time I go.

sun s

amazing little secret gem of a place -amazing friendly staff and owners and hidden little taste of bein away fro it all..

Caroline M

I love the new wave of community gardens in London and this is my local. It also happens to be one of the very best. There's a steep little garden with nooks where you can eat your lunch or sip coffee or play. And a magical covered area with a basic but well-stocked bar (coffee, nice cider etc). Imaginative events and crafty stuff take place in the room nextdoor. A lovely place. Always makes me feel happy, whatever the weather.

Alexandria S

Beautiful venue, great ambiance and relaxed vibe.
100% a great hang out after dark under the fairy lights...

Lisa S

Best community garden in London. Love the cafe and the little details. Perfect end to a romantic date.

MillieMollyMoo
Tastemaker

This is an Oasis in the middle of East London. Beautiful inside outside layout,under canopy's and draped with trees and leaves when seated outdoors. It's so blooming pretty,you might wee yourself a little bit when you first go...I know I did!


Simple booze selection and wood oven baked pizza's on offer. Pizza is really scrummy and cheap. You will find some live music there too every now and then. It's such a great vibe.


Dean Y

This is an enchanted secret garden tucked away in a tiny nook off Dalston Lane. It has a real sense of community about the place - having now become a regular visitor. The garden is always alive with activity - such as the recent pumpkin lantern festival, but with plenty of space for peace and quiet. It is also a great date place! 

davide castello

Amazing venue, very bad management!! Don't get there after 9pm or you'll be charged and will not see the gig you're after.. Motivation: the music's too loud to be played outdoor...what a shame!!!