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Victoria Park, London

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#25 of 186 in Parks in London
Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park. It has been used by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 years as a place of healthy recreation, sports, play and relaxation.

Other information:

-For 24 hour assistance in Victoria Park you can ring the ranger phone: 020 8985 5699

-Disabled access is available with a radar key through Gore Gate on Gore Road on the West Side.

-Disabled access is available with a radar key through St Mark's Gate South Car Park on Cadogan Terrace on the East Side.

-The public are not allowed cars inside Victoria Park unless they are blue badge holders.

- PLEASE NOTE BBQ's are not allowed in Victoria Park, we do however welcome picnics!

Park Café

The Park Cafe in The Hub, at the heart of Victoria Park East, is the newest addition to the on-going development and beautification of the historic ‘People’s Park’.

The Park Cafe, owned and operated by the Todiwala’s of Cafe Spice Namaste, features Indian street food and popular British dishes with weekly changing specials.

Tuesday to Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Monday Closed

The Pavilion Café

Time Out has included it on their recent list of London's best park cafés and says "The café is still probably London's best place to enjoy a perfectly brewed coffee alfresco... the fry-ups are well known in the neighborhood and beyond, and the cakes splendid".

The Pavilion Cafe is open 8.30am-5pm Monday-Friday and 8.30am-6pm Saturday during the summer. In the winter it's open 8.30am-4pm daily.

The cafe is inside the park by Crown Gate West, by the boating lake.

Regency Boat Hire

Fancy taking a pedalo or a row boat out on the lake? Great for burning off some calories after stuffing yourself in the Cafe, or just as good for a relaxing afternoon with friends. To find out more visit www.regalboathire.co.uk or email info@regalboathire.co.uk .

Sports facilities

Victoria Park has many sports facilities:

8 football winter league pitches

4 football summer league pitches

3 artificial cricket wickets

3 cricket practice nets

a bowling green

4 tennis courts

All of these facilities can be booked by members of the public contacting our Booking Section on 0207 364 5000.

For more information regarding the Victoria Park Tennis Courts/Clubs visit:

www.towerhamletstennis.org.uk

For more information regarding the Victoria Park Harriers & Athletics Club visit:

http://www.vphthac.org.uk/

For more information regarding the Victoria Park Cricket League visit:

http://www.vpccl.co.uk/

For more information regarding our historic Memoryscape Walks visit:

http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgsl/451-500/461_parks/victoria_park/memoryscape.aspx

For a brief overview of the Park's history visit:

http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgsl/451-500/461_parks/victoria_park/history.aspx
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  • A huge expanse of green in East London. London's oldest public park! Great for a run, leisurely long stroll, picnic with friends or just-do-nothing-and-gaze-at-the-sky times. For those looking for som...  more »
  • Practising for my Race for Life, next week. Could not think of a better place. Been going to Vikki Park for 69 years. Its hard to believe its in the heart of the East End. Dont take my word visit it. ...  more »
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  • One of the largest parks in London with a beautiful lake in the centre. Victoria Park is perfect for bike rides or roller blading due to its large path/ road that runs throughout the park, with no vehicles. Excellent place for a picnic or family days out due to its abundance of space!
  • Beautiful! As a nature lover you might wanna come here again and again. I love parks where they have small ponds. So you get to see more of nature and wild life.
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