The Park Café
The Park Cafe in The Hub, at the heart of
Victoria Park, is the newest edition in the on-going development of
the historic ‘People’s Park’.
The Park Cafe, owned and operated by the Todiwalas of East
London institution Cafe Spice Namaste, features Indian street food
and popular British dishes with changing weekly specials. The cafe
serves freshly ground Musetti Coffee, all-day Indian breakfasts, a
variety of sandwiches, wraps and snacks for brunch with a few
weekly surprises. All of this just a stone's throw from the
children's play area, water pools and skatepark!
The cafe is closed Mondays. Open from 10am to 4pm for the rest
of the week.
The Pavilion Café
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.
Time Out's review. Time Out has included it on their recent
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 neighbourhood and beyond, and the
The cafe is inside the park by Crown Gate West, on the corner of
Old Ford Road and Grove Road, E9 7DE.
Regal Boat Hire
After 30 years Regal Boat Hire has returned rowing boats and
pedalos to Victoria Park. Our fleet of 40 boats are available
to members of the public to hire seven days a week from 11am to 5pm
come rain or shine. A great way to burn off that picnic, or just
enjoy a peaceful afternoon on the lake. To find out more visit:
Children's Play Areas
Victoria Park has two play areas for children of all
On the west side of the park near Grove Road is the V&A
playground, more suitable for younger children the area is fenced
off and features swings, climbing equipment, sand play and water
pumps amongst all sorts of other things to enjoy.
On the east side by The Hub is the other play area, huge slides,
climbing equipment, sand play and more are all next to our pool
play area which runs from 1pm to 5pm in the summer and features
water jets and foutains to run and play in. All this next to our
new skatepark, a great place for teenages and adults to come and
practise their skills on skateboards, rollerblades, bmx bikes and
scooters. Great fun!
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Victoria Park has many sports facilities:
- 7 Football winter league pitches
- 2 Football summer league pitches
- 3 artificial cricket wickets
- 3 Cricket practice nets
- 4 Tennis courts
- Bowling Green.
All of these facilities can be booked by members of the public
contacting our Booking Section on 020 7364 5000.
A range of sports clubs have their home in the park, or use our
facilities. For questions, or to join, please contact the sports
Tower Hamlets Football Club
Tower Hamlets Football Club was formed two years ago to develop
a Senior level club which represent the people of the Borough of
Tower Hamlets. The aim of the club is to promote and encourage
association football for residents of all ages, regardless of
gender, disability or nationality.
Find out more and join Tower Hamlets
Several other football leagues regularly use the park. For more
information, see a list of football leagues
in the borough.
Victoria Park Anglers Alliance
Victoria Park Anglers Alliance (VPAA) is a voluntary community
group set up in 2003, by anglers living in East London, to improve
the fishing in Victoria Park lakes. By improving the
underlying health and biodiversity of the ecosystems, both in the
water and within the surrounding habitats, VPAA intend to provide
opportunities for local people to learn to fish in an enjoyable,
safe and pleasant environment rich in wildlife.
Find out more and join Victoria Park Anglers Alliance
Victoria Model Steam Boat Club
The oldest model boat club in the world, the Victoria Model
Steam Boat Club, was founded in the park in 1904. The club is
still active today and holds several Sunday regattas a
year. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to
find out more and join.
Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets Athletics
VPHTHAC is based out of St. Augustine’s Hall in the north-east
corner of Victoria Park, east London. It was formed in 2001 as a
merger of Victoria Park Harriers (founded 1926) and Tower Hamlets
Athletics Club (founded 1976). The club is open to all, regardless
of ability, from the age of 9 upwards. The membership of
approximately 400 includes track, field, road and cross country
athletes, from beginners to GB team members.
Find out more and join
Victoria Park Community Cricket League
The Victoria Park Community Cricket League was formed over 15
years ago to provide a wide range of people with access to
competitive cricket. Some are decidedly more competitive than
others, but the aim is that games are played in a friendly and
Find out more and join Victoria Park
Community Cricket League.
Victoria Park Tennis
Victoria Park has a number of tennis courts set amongst the
picturesque trees and open spaces on site and
numerous tennis events are held throughout the year.
Find out more about booking
courts and other events
For more information please contact the Parks
& Open Spaces Service on 020 7364 2494 or email email@example.com.