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

 
Hackney Wick Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Bow Road Tube Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Homerton Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 
 

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Eastway Cycle Circuit
London > Leisure >
Temple Mills Lane, Hackney, London E15 | 1 minute from Victoria Park
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The best pubs near London Victoria Park.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Backyard Comedy Club
Comedy | On 13th February 2016 

Backyard Bar & Kitchen 3.07 miles from Victoria Park

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V & A Museum of Childhood 3.13 miles from Victoria Park

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Exhibitions | Until 3rd July 2016 

V & A Museum of Childhood 3.13 miles from Victoria Park

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V & A Museum of Childhood 3.13 miles from Victoria Park

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Exhibitions | On 13th February 2016 

V & A Museum of Childhood 3.13 miles from Victoria Park

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Kids Events | On 13th February 2016 

V & A Museum of Childhood 3.13 miles from Victoria Park

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V & A Museum of Childhood 3.13 miles from Victoria Park

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