One of London's best kept secrets, Victoria Park is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. The city's first public park, it was opened in the East End in 1845 after a local MP presented Queen Victoria with a petition of 30,000 signatures. The aim was to make it a kind of Regent's Park for the east and it originally had its own Speakers' Corner. The landscape has changed little over the years, with countless varieties of trees adorning the skyline: oaks, horse chestnuts, cherries, hawthorns and even Kentucky coffee trees. The park is split in two by Grove Road. The smaller, western section contains the most picturesque of the park's lakes with a fully functioning fountain and the imposing Dogs of Alcibiades, two snarling (if weather-beaten) sculptures. Retreat to the quiet of the Old English Garden, a floral haven brimming with flowers and shrubs, peek into the deer enclosure and let the kids run off some energy in the children's playground.
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London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Sunday 6th December 2015
Victoria Park, Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, E3 | Same location as Victoria Park
Further to the run in Battersea Park on 5th December, a Santa Run will also take place at Victoria Park on 6th December 2015. Participants are ...More
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
64 Chisenhale Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 3 minutes from Victoria Park
Chisenhale Gallery occupies a renovated 1930s veneer factory on Chisenhale Road in Tower Hamlets. Since 1980, the old veneer factory and Godson's brewery industrial buildings have ... More
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Mile End Park, Clinton Road, off Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 5 minutes from Victoria Park
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London > Shopping > Clothing
430 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 4 minutes from Victoria Park
A fabulous range of shoes,handbags and jewellery. Brands such as Just cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Ash, Ras,Unisa, Francesco Biasia, Jonathan Charles, Otazu and many more. Established in the East ... More
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
201-203 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from Victoria Park
This gargantuan warehouse store has one of the finest and best value ranges of bicycles in the capital. The selection is so extensive that kids can ... More
London > Nightlife > Pubs
360 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London E9 | 10 minutes from Victoria Park
The People's Park Tavern, a cavernous Victorian gastro pub just north of Victoria Park, welcomes punters with its comfortable Chesterfield sofas and decent ales from the ... More
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Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2016
V & A Museum of Childhood 3.13 miles from Victoria Park
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The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities Tour
Tours | Until 31st December 2015
The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History 3.21 miles from Victoria Park
A permanent collection of artworks and artefacts, fine art and works of natural history, including tribal art from New Guinea, ...More
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