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.
The park is the largest in Tower Hamlets, and
is bordered on its northern boundary by the London Borough of
Hackney. It serves a large residential population in both boroughs
and also attracts many tourists and visitors from outside of the
borough. A wide range of formal and informal sports, sponsored
activities, events and festivals take place throughout the
Victoria Park is a key link in a green
corridor that stretches from the River Thames at Limehouse, along
the Regents Canal and through Mile End
Park. Beyond Victoria Park to the north and east is the Lee
Valley Park, along with the newly emerging Olympic Park.
Work began on the refurbishment of the park in
January 2011 and was completed in April 2012.
You can also view a selection of images of Victoria Park by
the council's Flickr page. If you wish to publish these images
in any way, please ensure Tower Hamlets Council is credited.
London Live Olympics
In 2012 Victoria Park as part of the London
2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was transformed in to an
Olympic Live site to offer thousands of residents the chance to
join in the excitement of the games for free.
The park was joined by two other open-air locations in the
capital – Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square – to create London Live.
The 17-day sporting extravaganza in Victoria Park boosted local
business by providing residents with access to 4,000 free
News and events
Summer event leaflet
Park Manager: Ron Cain 020 7364 7971 or
Park Development Officer (Infrastructure):
Shane Carroll 020 7364 4504 or email email@example.com
Park Development Officer (Community): Dave
Hime 020 7364 7968 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Festivals and events, contact email@example.com,
For more information please contact the Parks
& Open Spaces Service on 020 7364 2494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.