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
|Opening hours:||7am-dusk Mon-Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Mile End/Bethnal Green|
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