© Phil Fisk
Time Out says
Tue Dec 18 2012
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.
Victoria Park Victoria Park Rd
What's on at Victoria Park
Pop and rock, Festivals, Music festivals
- Critics' choice
Pixies, Metronomy, Daniel Avery, Danny Brown, Dusky, George Fitzgerald, Innervisions: Dixon And Ame, James Holden, Jessy Lanza, John Wizards, Jon Hopkins, Omar Souleyman, Oneohtrix Point Never, Seun Kuti And Fela's Egypt 80, Sky Ferreira, The Temper Trap,...