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.
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Victoria Park Rd
|Opening hours:||7am-dusk Mon-Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Mile End/Bethnal Green|
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The Great Fire of London Fireworks
Vicky Park hosts Bonfire Night once again with an added celebration of the 350 years that have passed since the Great Fire of London consumed the city. Watch the skies as they light up with a whizzing, banging, sparkling display. The event is free and...Fireworks Sunday November 6 2016 FreeRead more
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4.5 / 5
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Lovely place for a weekend walk and some hipster dog spotting (pugs-a-plenty). The Pavilion Cafe does a great brunch and Victoria Park Village is just outside the north gates in case all the grass and trees become too repetitive.
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.