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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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Bow Road Tube Station
19 minutes walk
Railway Stations

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Homerton Overground Station
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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment from 100 27% 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
Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from 44 31% 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
Holiday Inn London - Stratford City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 57 32% off
10A Chestnut Plaza, E20 | 27 minutes from Victoria Park
Feel at home as soon as you enter the contemporary lobby of the Holiday Inn London Stratford City. This new generation Holiday Inn is located in ... More
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Bunhill Fields
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
38 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1Y | 2.5 miles from Victoria Park
Small, wooded dissenters' cemetery in the city centre. William Blake, John Bunyan and Daniel Defoe are among over 120,000 nonconformists whose bodies are squeezed closely together within ... More
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Canada Square Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.5 miles from Victoria Park
Open space in the centre of Canary Wharf, Canada Square Park is a popular outdoor area for concerts and screenings of sporting events in the ... More
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Guildhall Yard
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 2.9 miles from Victoria Park
The courtyard between the Guildhall Art Gallery and the church of St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard is ... More
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SEE Studio
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
13 Prince Edward Road, E9 | 11 minutes from Victoria Park
See Studio is the Hackney Wick exhibition space owned by the creative agency of the same name. See Studio commissions and works with artists, photographers, and ... More
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The White Building
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Queen's Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | 12 minutes from Victoria Park
Run by SPACE, an art support group founded by Bridget Riley, Peter Sedgley and Peter Townsend in 1968, The White Building, is a cultural venue with ... More
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Queen's Yard
London > Attractions >
White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 | 12 minutes from Victoria Park
Located between Hackney and the Olympic Park, Queen's Yard on White Post Lane in Hackney Wick is home to a thriving arts community. Venues within Queen's ... More
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Winterville, Victoria Park
London > Entertainment >
Victoria Park Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 9 minutes from Victoria Park
After taking over Victoria Park for the first time in 2014, Winterville is returning for another festive season this year. East ... More
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The Yard
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Queens Yard White Post Lane, E9 | 12 minutes from Victoria Park
The Yard theatre occupies a unique warehouse space - where the concrete floor and corrugated roof are clearly visible - located two minutes from Hackney Wick ... More
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Hackney Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 18 minutes from Victoria Park
Picturehouse Cinemas, who run the popular Greenwich Picturehouse and Clapham Picturehouse opened the Hackney Picturehouse on Mare Street in October 2011 which features the biggest ... More
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Ginger Pig
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
99 Lauriston Road, Hackney, London E9 | 8 minutes from Victoria Park
Though the name suggests specialists in spicy pork products, the Ginger Pig offers so much more. Beginning with their original shop at Borough Market in the ... More
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Bottle Apostle
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
95 Lauriston Road, Hackney, London E9 | 8 minutes from Victoria Park
The Bottle Apostle on the edge of Victoria Park and two doors from the Ginger Pig on Lauriston Road is an excellent wine shop where ... More
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Roman Road Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 10 minutes from Victoria Park
Roman Road Market is situated on the oldest known trade route in Britain, the road to Colchester famously taken by Boudicea on her way to burn ... More
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Namo
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
178 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London E9 | 7 minutes from Victoria Park
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Fish House
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
126 - 128 Lauriston Road, Hackney, London E9 | 8 minutes from Victoria Park
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Su Sazzagoni
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
136 Lauriston Road, Hackney, London E9 | 8 minutes from Victoria Park
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 18 minutes from Victoria Park
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
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Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 33 minutes from Victoria Park
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 36 minutes from Victoria Park
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
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Victoria Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 11 minutes from Victoria Park
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 ... More
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Copper Box Arena
London > Leisure > London Olympics Venues
Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 14 minutes from Victoria Park
The 7,000-capacity Copper Box, home to the Handball Arena during the 2012 Olympics, has been transformed into a new venue for a wide range of indoor ... More
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London Olympics BMX Track
London > Leisure > London Olympics Venues
Olympic Park, E20 | 15 minutes from Victoria Park
The adapted Olympic BMX Track, the home of the BMX Cycling competition in the 2012 London Olympics, reopens to the public on 4th March 2014, a ... More
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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 Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
223 Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 11 minutes from Victoria Park
This used to be an excellent gastro pub overlooking Victoria Park - one where all the food and drink was certified organic. That was before it ... 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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Crate Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Queen's Yard, E9 | 12 minutes from Victoria Park
A craft brewery and pizzeria overlooking the canal, Crate Brewery offers a unique location to enjoy a pizza and a pint in a former print factory ... More
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The Fringe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Swan Wharf, Old Ford Lock, E3 | 13 minutes from Victoria Park
A pop up private members' club in a former Victorian stable in Swan Wharf, a 100-metre walk from the Olympic Park, The Fringe is the place ... More
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London Fields Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
365-366 Warburton St, Hackney, London E8 | 19 minutes from Victoria Park
Located under the railway arches beside London Fields in Hackney, the London Fields Brewery opened in 2011 and was inspired by the drought of craft beer ... More
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 2.1 miles from Victoria Park
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2.1 miles from Victoria Park
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 18 minutes from Victoria Park
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