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Victoria Park

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  • Ceara P.
    "Love this park, especially the two canals that run on the sides"(11 Tips)
    Jessica
    "Lovely park, one of my favourites in London."(5 Tips)
    Brian
    "Possibly the best park in London."(3 Tips)
    Leiliane V.
    "A beautiful place for picnic on sunny days!"(7 Tips)
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  • Finding Our Feet B.
    Finding Our Feet BlogNovember 10, 2015
    Fantastic place to bring the family. Two playgrounds, two cafes, duck pond & boating pond. Rent boats from £10/30mins (West lake). Great way to spend a day. 10-15mins walk from Mile End tube station.
  • Brian
    BrianSeptember 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Possibly the best park in London. Great for people watching. Hipsters on bikes, fitsters in Nike top-to-toe, in-line skaters like it's Venice Beach, and coffee from Pavilion.
    Upvoted Jul 23
  • Paul D.
    Paul DaviesSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    At the east end of the park by Cadagoen Terrace there are some pedestrian stone alcoves from the parapets of the old London Bridge; the one with all the buildings on. Very chilled place to sit.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RobraJune 21, 2015
    One of the greatest parks in London. Go for breakfast at the pavilion cafe and after you had enough of the park you can walk along th canal towards hackney.
  • George
    GeorgeMay 23, 2015
    Such a nice park with two (equally) great places for brunch, lunch and coffee. A really great place for a walk on the weekend - especially when you consider that you can also walk along the canal too!
  • Rubén S.
    Rubén SNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice cycle circuit with gentle incline and straights to power through. Hazards: Kids throwing stuff, blind turn when anticlockwise, joggers with earphones stepping onto path. Best on early mornings
  • Friederike W.
    Friederike WildOctober 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Go for a run in this spacious park! Some drinking water dispensers can be found along the outer route. For an additional outdoors workout find a bunch of pull up and parallel bars on the eastern side.
  • Martin T.
    Martin TiedemannJuly 15, 2012
    1 September: Sit in an alcove of old London Bridge. Two of the 1760 alcoves from London Bridge were relocated to the eastern fringes of the park in 1860, where they now act as simple park seats.
  • Catherine R.
    Catherine ReynoldsAugust 17, 2014
    A great park in east London. Good for picnics. Has playground with big climbing frames for kids (and adult kids). Good for "free idea to entertaining in London"
  • The Guardian
    The GuardianApril 26, 2012
    "Around the Victoria Park/Lauriston Road junction, you can pick up sensational, forearm-sized hot sausage rolls (£3), enormous scotch eggs and proper pies at upmarket butcher... Read more
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 27, 2012
    Vicky Park is wonderful for youngsters: the V&A Playground is equipped with swings etc, and the fantastically designed Pools Playground encourages creative play. Read more
  • Pieter d.
    Pieter de MeerJune 26, 2015
    The lakeside pavilion in the West Park has amazing food, my favourite is the advocado, honey with cinnamon
  • Leiliane V.
    A beautiful place for picnic on sunny days! Amazing park!
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TaylorJuly 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Gorgeous! Take a walk around the whole perimeter to get a taste of different Hackney life, then head for drinks in Victoria park village when the sun goes in
  • Seamus M.
    Seamus McQuaidAugust 6, 2014
    Very good restaurant by the main lake. Good food ( organic mainly) and good atmosphere. Service was good and staff are friendly.
  • Laurent B.
    Laurent B.August 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best spot in East London (Even Greater London) for running. Also as good for a sunbath or just read a book. Peaceful.
  • Scott C.
    Scott ColferJanuary 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Stop by Pavillion Cafe for one of the best breakfasts in London (be warned, it gets busy).
  • Kate G.
    Kate GoodbehereNovember 20, 2016
    Love a late afternoon stroll through the beautiful Victoria Park (then a stop off at one of the pubs near the parks edge for ciders and a roast 👌🏻🍻🍽)
  • Jessica
    JessicaSeptember 25, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Lovely park, one of my favourites in London. Great for dog and beard spotting...
  • Ekaterina S.
    Ekaterina SkorobogatovaJanuary 27, 2016
    for walks, runs and people watching - 30 mins walking distance on regents canal from where you are going to live
  • Mr Beautiful I.
    Beautiful place if you actually consider the scenic views, lovely mixture of land and water and funky location.
  • Tao v.
    Tao van de GraaffAugust 26, 2016
    Beautiful space all year round. Great for a run, stroll, chill, eat or sit. Jewel of East London.
  • Cate T.
    Cate TApril 22, 2015
    Such a lovely park with a lovely vibe... Great for hanging out as soon as it's remotely warm enough
  • Xiana V.
    Xiana VázquezApril 6, 2014
    Not that typical as Hyde Park, but maybe nicer for this reason. Go there through Regent's Canal. Having a small barbecue there is a great idea for summer time.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BowlesJuly 26, 2011
    The West Lake is currently being renovated and the west section of the park is not very nice at the moment as a result of the this, the East Lake is also being renovated soon. So stay away from the re
  • Kit C.
    Kit CJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One lap of the perimeter path in Victoria Park is 3.5 miles (5.7km)
  • Caterina
    CaterinaJuly 30, 2016
    Perfect place to hang out with friends, having sunbathing and chill.
  • James S.
    James StewartOctober 25, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Great playgrounds, good atmosphere, possibly the best cafe in any London park.
  • Pearletta W.
    Pearletta WilsonJuly 27, 2013
    Take your youngsters to the Pool Playground or the Splash Park as I heard some children call it.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RobraJune 21, 2015
    Lovely park, with the great option to walk up the canals after a breakfast in the pavilion.
  • Gemma C.
    Gemma CritchleyJanuary 4, 2014
    Great park for running, there are water fountains dotted around the paths and lots of other friendly joggers.
  • dtmco
    dtmcoMay 9, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    One of my favourite spots in London. Perfect with friends on a sunny day.
  • Scott M.
    Scott McKennaJune 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Calmer than London Fields, but still buzzy on a summers day. Great for running and has it's own running club, Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets Running Club.
  • Frankie C.
    Frankie ColcloughMay 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Leave by the Gunmakers Gate exit and on the left is The Eleanor Arms award winning real ale pub.
  • Tony K.
    Tony KMarch 31, 2012
    Canal on the bow road side of Victoria park, lovely setting looking down the canal during autumn
  • derya
    deryaAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lovely and peaceful place to work out especially in the mornings 👍👣
  • Nico R.
    Nico ROctober 29, 2012
    Nicely refurbished right in time for the Olympics. Don't miss the little Café at the Pond.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    The food menu features amazing breakfasts at the Pavillon Café! Read more
  • Katy I.
    Katy IrwinJuly 8, 2015
    Beautiful park, great for a run and go to the Pavillion. Great coffee
  • Shaun F.
    Shaun FirkserApril 4, 2012
    My favorite place for running in East London.. London's first and oldest park boasts massive grounds and pathways lined with huge Oak trees
  • Ceara P.
    Ceara PixieJune 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this park, especially the two canals that run on the sides
  • Sole A.
    Sole AngelApril 30
    Must go. Super nice. Big park. By the canal.
  • Giovanni L.
    Giovanni LodiJune 2, 2014
    Amazing park for a walk or a relaxing afternoon laying on the grass.
  • Thrash Hits
    Thrash HitsJanuary 19, 2011
    High Voltage Festival was successful upon launching in 2010 and will hopefully be a staple of the London festival circuit for many years to come. Read more
  • The Folly B.
    The Folly BarMarch 26, 2012
    Perfect place for a Champagne picnic after picking up some goodies from Broadway Market!! Chilled out Saturday... Job done!!
  • Raquel d.
    The Sunday Food Market is just BRILLIANT.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Roy
    RoyDecember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you need somewhere to jog, this is it. Wonderful.
  • Laura
    LauraMarch 6, 2010
    Go and sit near the lake cafe with a good book and watch the swans. Also great for sunbathing in the summer.
  • Gary L.
    Gary LeeApril 19, 2015
    Great place to come and relax, brings back a lot of childhood memories
  • Tony K.
    Tony KMarch 31, 2012
    The canals beside Victoria park are excellent at sun set
  • Morgane
    MorganeOctober 31, 2016
    Great park to picnic, sport, relax,...
  • Johannes
    JohannesJune 18, 2015
    It's great for a run, a walk, footie and to just hang around in the sun 😊
  • Zach S.
    Zach StockwellOctober 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Maybe the best park of the East.
  • Julie T.
    Julie T.September 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Ideal for long runnings too
  • UK Homegrown
    UK HomegrownAugust 22, 2013
    A special place that must be visited, irrespective of the weather.
  • Tamara P.
    The path along the canal is very nice
  • SoJuno
    SoJunoMarch 31
    That was the absolutely dreamy English park we all have in mind.
  • Hanadi
    HanadiOctober 10, 2015
    Nice park especially in a sunny day.
  • Hanna B.
    Hanna BragerOctober 20, 2014
    Great for picnics in the summertime
  • Mat F.
    Mat FoxApril 21, 2012
    Do a lap of the park, then buy a pie at Ginger Pig to offset your efforts.
  • Magdalena M.
    Perfect for both morning run and lazy afternoon stroll
  • Ramesh S.
    Ramesh SeetharamanSeptember 19, 2015
    Good day for a outing, love the play area for kids
  • Kasia K.
    Kasia KoczułapJanuary 23
    Lovely park! Not so many people.
  • David John S.
    David John SimpsonJanuary 5, 2016
    The park has great running tracks!
  • Kurt H.
    Kurt HaaJuly 25, 2016
    Beautiful place to relax and enjoy the neighborhood
  • Kate D.
    Kate DesignForHIDecember 16, 2010
    It is the city's first public park opened in 1845! Lovely place to have a picnic...
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver ShreeveMay 18, 2015
    Host of Lovebox and sunburn every year
  • Luca D.
    Luca De LuiseSeptember 20, 2010
    The view of Canary Wharf from Victoria Park North is amazing!
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SmithOctober 27, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The "Hyde Park of the East" seems so much more enjoyable now that I am Foursquare Mayor. Not sure why, it just does...
  • Swarmstrong
    SwarmstrongMay 13, 2016
    Lovely park for picnics and a kick about!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HopeSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    visit the new pagoda near overlooking the lake
  • Kay M.
    Kay McMahonSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The lakeside playground needs more bike racks.
  • Kay M.
    Kay McMahonMarch 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Wow just seen some parents encouraging their kids to pick the daffodils. Selfish.
  • Tommy M.
    Tommy MolinaJune 8, 2014
    Portena @ field day amazing
  • Russell B.
    Russell BMay 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The money invested in sprucing up Vicky Park for the Olympics was worth it!
  • Footy A.
    Footy AddictsMarch 31, 2014
    weekend pick up football for everybody http://footyaddicts.co.uk/venues/5192849b86e6e4c4d2000015
  • Evan R.
    Evan RaskobJuly 16, 2013
    Go to Bottle Apostle first and get some good beer!
  • Rennie B.
    Rennie BottaliAugust 9, 2016
    Happy to visit here again.
  • Francesca
    FrancescaJuly 28, 2013
    You are not a real Londoner if you have never been to Victoria Park! :)
  • Davide G.
    Davide GilloApril 4, 2016
    Best park in London!
  • Simon B.
    Simon BartlettJuly 14, 2016
    Great for cycling
  • Linda H.
    Linda HlodversdottirJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    my favourite spot for running Read more
  • B
    BJune 22, 2016
    Really muddy on a rainy day
  • Antonia K.
    Antonia KatAugust 23, 2013
    Friendly Squirrels :)
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PereraMay 5, 2014
    It is huge n lovely
  • Prince N.
    Prince NabonkyOctober 31, 2014
    The first time i visited victoria park, i was amazed how nature is will one day come back there but with some one i wish to be my love #yet to come
  • Frankie C.
    Frankie ColcloughMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try and spot the Parrakeets flying around.
  • Nancy R.
    Nancy Rodrigues da CostaNovember 3, 2015
    Amazing park!
  • Freddy Osazee O.
    The staff are lovely
  • Clover
    CloverOctober 3, 2013
    5k exactly around this patk
  • Sean P.
    Sean PhilipFebruary 4, 2010
    Wake up early on a Sunday morning, put your best running shoes on and go for a job round Victoria Park.
  • K V.
    K VermJanuary 1, 2011
    Amazing fireworks new year hahahahahahahahah!
  • yilaxa
    yilaxaFebruary 24
    menawan - www.updatekisahku.wordpress.com
  • Jason O.
    Jason O'LearyMay 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't poo in the middle.
  • yelena_
    yelena_January 22, 2010
    summer festivals! but awesome year round
  • Kerstin G.
    Kerstin GMarch 22
    Toller Park, sehr gepflegt, zum Joggen ideal. Im gut besuchten Pavilion Café kann man lecker frühstücken und hinterher einen ausgiebigen Spaziergang durch den Park machen.
  • Jefferson L.
    Jefferson LisboaApril 19, 2016
    Lugar calmo e bom pra relaxar, com várias opções de comida/bebida por perto. Constuíram uma parte com brinquedos pra crianças.. que sucesso! Paz no restante do parque haahah
  • Adan G.
    Adan GonzalezJuly 28, 2012
    Parque con un lago hermoso!! en sí es muy grande :) tiene una casa china preciosa y lo mejor es que puedes hacer un picnik padrísimo con tus amigos o familia
  • Roberto F.
    Roberto FFebruary 19, 2016
    Belo parque para caminhar. Tem um templo chinês que vale a pena ir para tirar fotos
  • Nymmh
    NymmhOctober 20, 2016
    Grand parc parfait pour courir ou se relaxer
  • Erre
    ErreAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Uno de los parques más bonitos de Londres.
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