No territory better exemplifies the tension between east and west London than Victoria Park. It sprang to life as a Royal Park but became municipal in 1887; it's rougher around the edges than its western counterparts and thus a great expanse to kick back and let nature revitalise you. Vicky Park is wonderful for youngsters too: the V&A Playground is equipped with swings etc, and the fantastically designed Pools Playground encourages creative play. Wildlife includes a deer enclosure, moorhens, grey and Canada geese and squirrels, while, by the lake, you'll find The Pavilion Café serves tasty, locally sourced food from breakfast to tea-time. In recent years the park has hosted the Underage Festival and Field Day, and every November park-goers in their thousands are treated to a wildly ambitious theatrical fireworks display which is laid on by Tower Hamlets Council.
|Venue name:||Victoria Park||Contact:|
Victoria Park Rd
|Opening hours:||7am-dusk Mon-Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Mile End/Bethnal Green|
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Has everything - boating pond, beautiful trees, the canal, bike paths, tennis courts, cafes....and all surrounded by lovely green space.
This review is VERY dated. The park hasn't had a deer enclosure for YEARS. There is no mention of boat hire or the award-winning Hub Cafe which does a great range of affordable food.
NEW Turkish restaurant in Victoria Park!!!!! Ok, so let me start by saying it is not my restaurant, I will not get free food for writing this, but I do have a vested interest in them doing well... I have been praying for a decent Turkish restaurant to open in Victoria Park for ages. Chambers offers great falafel, borek and hellim right on my doorstep. Please give them a try.