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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Bow Road Tube Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment  from £112  38% 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
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £58  23% 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
Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £48  40% 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
 
 
 
Bunhill Fields London
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Bunhill Fields
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
38 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1Y | 2.5 miles from Victoria Park
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Camley Street Natural Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
12 Camley Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 miles from Victoria Park
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 4.3 miles from Victoria Park
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Sights and Attractions near Victoria Park

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Victoria Park
SEE Studio London
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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
 
 
 
The White Building London
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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
 
 
 
Queen's Yard London
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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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Chisenhale Dance Space, 64-84 Chisendale Road, E3 | 8 minutes from Victoria Park
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Chisenhale Dance Space, 64-84 Chisendale Road, E3 | 8 minutes from Victoria Park
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Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, Fish Island, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 12 minutes from Victoria Park
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The Yard
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Queens Yard White Post Lane, E9 | 12 minutes from Victoria Park
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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
 
 
 
Hackney Empire London
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Hackney Empire
London > Entertainment > Theatres
291 Mare Street, E8 | 19 minutes from Victoria Park
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Shopping near Victoria Park

The best shops and markets near Victoria Park
Bottle Apostle London
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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
 
 
 
Ginger Pig London
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Ginger Pig
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
99 Lauriston Road, Hackney, London E9 | 8 minutes from Victoria Park
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Roman Road Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 10 minutes from Victoria Park
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Namo London
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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
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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
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Su Sazzagoni
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
136 Lauriston Road, E9 | 8 minutes from Victoria Park
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Four Corners London
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 18 minutes from Victoria Park
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27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 33 minutes from Victoria Park
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 36 minutes from Victoria Park
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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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London > Leisure > London Olympics Venues
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London > Leisure > London Olympics Venues
Olympic Park, E20 | 15 minutes from Victoria Park
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The Britannia London
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The Britannia
London > Nightlife > Pubs
360 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London E9 | 4 minutes from Victoria Park
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The Crown London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
223 Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 11 minutes from Victoria Park
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Morgan Arms London
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Morgan Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
43 Morgan Street, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 16 minutes from Victoria Park
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Crate Brewery London
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Crate Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Queen's Yard, E9 | 12 minutes from Victoria Park
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The Fringe London
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The Fringe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Swan Wharf, Old Ford Lock, E3 | 13 minutes from Victoria Park
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London Fields Brewery London
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London Fields Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
365-366 Warburton St, E8 | 19 minutes from Victoria Park
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Meeting venue hire near Victoria Park

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Victoria Park.
Shoreditch Town Hall London
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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
 
 
 
Christ Church Spitalfields London
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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
 
 
 
Bistrotheque London
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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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Adult Ballet For Beginners: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 29th May 2014 

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Hackney Picturehouse 18 minutes walk from Victoria Park

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Exhibitions | Until 4th May 2014 

IMT 20 minutes walk from Victoria Park

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Raglans
Concerts | On 17th April 2014 

The Sebright Arms 25 minutes walk from Victoria Park

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Sporting Events | Until 26th June 2014 

Oxford House 1.42 miles from Victoria Park

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Hackney City Farm 1.43 miles from Victoria Park

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