Springfield Park

Attractions , Parks and gardens Upper Clapton
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Springfield Park
© Will Robson Scott
If Springfield Park were anywhere but this slightly forlorn corner of Clapton it would be overrun with joggers, revellers and pram-toting parents; instead, it's so little-known it's like a private garden for locals. Further north than its more famous East End siblings Clissold and Victoria, Springfield Park is a way to leave London for a few hours without the bother of actually travelling. The lack of tube connections is almost a bonus. A scenic wander or cycle along the Lea River towpath is a bucolic way to get there. Beautiful views across the River Lea and the Walthamstow Marshes were an ideal canvas for veteran Victorian park designer and chief officer of parks JJ Sexby, who also designed Brockwell Park. One of the elegant original houses, White Lodge Mansion, survives; it's now the Spark Café and rangers' office.
Venue name: Springfield Park
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Address: Springfield Mansion
Springfield
E5 9EF
Transport: Rail: Clapton
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Beth K

Playground, cricket, a pond, a cafe, hills, miniature forest spaces, the river, tennis courts... what more could you ask for?

Violet M
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Happened by this park the other day by chance and was blown away. It was - and not sounding too corny here - magical. There was a little pond with ducks floating back, covered partially by wistful willow trees. At the top of the hill you could look over the city. Admittedly, it's not a view where you'd recognize anything, but still, a view's a view! The park wraps around the canal, so you can walk along the canal and check out the boats moored along the way. When I happened by it, it was during that heat wave week, so the grass was a bit burnt and dry, but even then it was beautiful. Will definitely go back once autumn is full in bloom, as I imagine it will be dreamy in the fall.

Tez F

I love walking through the park onto the towpaths and along the canal's.

LoveLondon
Tastemaker

Beautiful and quiet place. Not too far from Chatsworth road. Much to explore!