Victoria Park

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Victoria ParkOne of London’s best kept secrets, Victoria Park is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. Inside the park's boundaries countless varieties of trees stripe 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 its lakes with a fully functioning fountain and the imposing Dogs of Alcibiades, two snarling sculptures. Retreat to the quiet of the Old English Garden, a floral haven brimming with flowers and shrubs. Have a peek into the deer enclosure and let the kids run off some energy in the children’s playground.

The city’s first public park opened in the East End in 1845 after a local MP presented Queen Victoria with a petition of 30,000 signatures. It was envisaged as a Regent’s Park of the east and originally had its own Speaker’s Corner. The Victorians saw parks as instruments of moral and physical improvement, especially for the working classes. Sanitary reformer William Farr believed the use of parks would significantly boost life expectancy. Why not boost your constitution and have an enjoyable day out at the same time, as you explore the many attractions of this glorious park.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Bow Road Tube Station
19 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Homerton Overground Station
12 minutes walk

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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment from 110 41% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 20 minutes from Victoria Park
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 46 29% off
419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2 | 25 minutes from Victoria Park
This hotel is modern, clean and very convenient if you want to explore the sights and bright lights of trendy Shoreditch. Although close to the City, ... More
Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from 46 38% off
196 High Street, E15 | 25 minutes from Victoria Park
The traditional East End and the vibrant new business culture of twenty-first century London meet in Stratford. Great connections to the Docklands business parks and the ... More
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Eastway Cycle Circuit
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Temple Mills Lane, Hackney, London E15 | 1 minute from Victoria Park
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People's Park Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
360 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London E9 | 4 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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The Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
110 Grove Road, Bow, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 12 minutes from Victoria Park
The award-winning Yummy Pub Co has expanded recently with their latest London venture of transforming The Victoria in Mile End into a trendy gastropub. Formerly a ... More
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Pub on the Park
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Martello Street, Hackney, E8 | 19 minutes from Victoria Park
Perched overlooking London Fields the Pub on the Park is is one of the finest pubs in the East to spend a summer's day. Outside there's ... More

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V & A Museum of Childhood 3.13 miles from Victoria Park

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Cell Project Space 3.2 miles from Victoria Park

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York Hall Leisure Centre 3.22 miles from Victoria Park

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Lisa Oppenheim: Analytic Engine
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SPACE 3.42 miles from Victoria Park

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Sasha Regan's All Male HMS Pinafore
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Hackney Empire 3.73 miles from Victoria Park

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