Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks
and its oldest public park, visited by millions of Londoners
for nearly 170 years as a place of healthy recreation, sports, play
The park is the largest in Tower Hamlets at 86.18 hectares
in area and has one of the highest visitor numbers of all the
London parks with around 12 million visits per
year. The park is bordered on its northern boundary
by the London Borough of Hackney. A wide range of formal and
informal sports, sponsored activities, events and festivals take
place throughout the year.
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, along with
the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park virtually next door.
Victoria Park has won Green Flag status for the past three
years, came first place in the People's Choice Park awards in 2012
and second place in 2013. The park was also awarded Green Heritage
status in 2013.
Once again this year Victoria Park has been
successful in retaining our Green Flag Award and Green Heritage
status 2014 for the fourth year.
London Live came down to see what
makes the park so special and was given a tour by park ranger Sean
Victoria Park opens at 7am and closes at dusk 364 days a year as
the park is closed on Christmas Day. The specific times are on
the notice boards at all park entrances.
Victoria Park Splash Pool is open from
11am until 5pm from the last weekend in May until
the first week in September.
Download an overview
map of the park (PDF, 162kb) including gates,
buildings, historic points of interest and other
How to get here
London E3 5TB
Nearest underground station: Mile End –
plan your journey to Mile End station
Nearest rail stations: Cambridge Heath/Hackney Wick station
From Mile End station: turn left and cross
over Mile End Road. Turn right onto Grove Road – it’s about 10-15
minutes walk straight down. Alternatively, you can also walk most
of the way through Mile End Park, which runs parallel to Grove
Road. You will first arrive at the Crown Gates. Alternatively, on
Grove Road you can catch bus 277 or 425 to the
middle of the park.
- Cars are not allowed inside Victoria Park unless they are
blue badge holders (max speed limit: 5mph).
- BBQs are not permitted inside the park.
- Cyclists are of course allowed in the park, but we ask all
cyclists to be considerate and safe.
- Dogs are not allowed in the children's play areas.
All Victoria Park's public toilets have an accessible cubicle
and both our cafés are accessible for wheelchair users. Both our
community buildings offer step-free access.
Blue badge holders are allowed vehicle access to the park.
- West side of the park (E9 7HN) – through Gore Gate off
Gore Road with a Radar key.
- East side of the park (E9 5HT) – a Radar key will
grant access through St Mark's Gate South Car Park, off
Cadogan Terrace. Go through the car park at St Mark's Gate South
and the electronic gate is at the back. Alternatively, when at the
gate call 020 8985 5699 and a ranger will be happy to open the gate
Park users in any vehicle are asked to follow the same
5mph speed limit observed by staff and works vehicles. One of the
fishing platforms on the East Lake is accessible from the main
footpath near the children's playground.
For more information on the accessibility of Victoria Park, please see
our DisabledGo page.
News & events
To keep up to date with events at Victoria
Park, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/victoriaparklondon.
Read the latest newsletter(PDF,
400kb) and the Autumn / winter Events
Leaflet (PDF, 900kb).
Ranger phone (for 24-hour assistance in the park):
Tel: 020 8985 5699
Park manager: Ron Cain
Tel: 020 7364 7971
Park development officer (infrastructure): Andrew McIntyre
Tel: 020 7364 5434
Park development officer (community): Dave Hime
Tel: 020 7364 7968
Head park ranger: Marcelo Novillo
Tel: 020 7364 4237
Community outreach officer: Joelle Copeland
Tel: 020 7364 4504
Park admin officer (contact for bookings): Samantha
Tel: 020 7364 5393
For information or enquiries regarding commercial festivals and
events in the park:
For information or enquiries regarding filming in the
Tel: 020 8980 8771
General parks and open spaces
Tel: 020 7364 2494