Known as the ‘People’s Park’ Victoria Park is one of London’s favourite open spaces. Stretched over a huge 86.18 hectares, this swath of the outdoors is nestled entirely in Tower Hamlets. In the summer, it’s taken over by a number of festivals, from Field Day to Lovebox and in the autumn park-goers are treated to epic fireworks displays. But that’s not all: parts of the park are Grade II-listed and it was originally landscaped by the famous architect Sir James Pennethorne in 1842.
There are three expansive lakes, and Vicky Park is wonderful for youngsters, too: the V&A Playground is equipped with swings and other bits and bobs to play on, and the fantastically designed Pools Playground encourages creative play. Wildlife includes a deer enclosure, moorhens, grey and Canada geese and squirrels. It’s also the place to go for outdoor pursuits with tennis courts, a bowling green and a model boating lake. And if you work up a thirst? There's the Pavilion Café, where you can grab a bite to eat before kicking back in the splendour of Pennethorne's lovely vision.
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Victoria Park Rd
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|Transport:||Tube: Mile End/Bethnal Green|
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Gem on London. Fishing permitted on the other lake/pond - you just have to throw them back in. Great space and parks - love.
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.