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Victoria Park

Victoria Park skyline flat green

 

Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks. Its oldest public park, visited by millions of Londoners for almost 170 years. A place of healthy recreation, sports, play and relaxation.

The park is the largest in Tower Hamlets at 86.18 hectares. It has one of the highest visitor numbers of all the London parks with around 9 million visits per year.

A range of formal and informal sports, sponsored activities, events and festivals take place during the year.

Victoria Park is a key link in a green corridor. It stretches from the River Thames at Limehouse. Then goes along the Regents Canal and through Mile End Park, along with the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park next door. The London Borough of Hackney sits on northern boundary of the park.

In 2021, Victoria Park retained its Green Flag and Green Heritage Awards for the fifth year. It also regained its crown as the nation's favourite park, coming first place in the People's Choice Award.

Victoria Park spring time Pagoda

Opening times

Victoria Park opens at 7am and closes at dusk, 365 days a year. The specific opening times are on the notice boards at all park entrances.

Victoria Park Splash Pool is currently out of order due to engineering issues. You can visit Mile End Park splash facility at the Play Pavilion at Locksley St (E14 7EJ).

Park map

Download the map of the park including gates, buildings, historic points of interest and other facilities.

How to get here

Victoria Park
Grove Road
Bow
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.

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. Or on Grove Road you can catch bus 277 or 425 to the middle of the park.

Park entrances

  • St. Agnes Gate: Gore Road
  • Gore Gate: Gore Road
  • Royal Gates: Grove Road
  • Crown Gates: Grove Road
  • Rockmead Gate: Victoria Park Road
  • Iveagh Gate: Victoria Park Road
  • Queens Gate: Victoria Park Road
  • St. Augustines Gate: Victoria Park Road
  • Cadogan Gate: Cadogan Terrace
  • St.Mark's Gate: Cadogan Terrace
  • Lock House Gate: Jodrell Road
  • Gunmakers Gate: Gunmakers Lane
  • Terrace Gate: Old Ford Road
  • Cricketers Gate: Old Ford Road
  • Arcade Gate: Canal towpath
  • Rose Gate: Canal towpath
  • Bonner Gate: Sewardstone Road
  • Canal Gate
  • Molesworth Gate: Junction of Victoria Park Road and Cadogan Terrace

Restrictions

Vehicles

Cars are not allowed inside Victoria Park unless they are blue badge holders (max speed limit: 5mph).

BBQs

BBQs are not permitted inside the park

Cycling

Cyclists are allowed in the park but we ask all cyclists to be considerate and safe.

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed in the children's play areas.

For more information please see park byelaws

Victoria Park pond

Accessibility

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 can use their cars to access 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. You can also call 020 8985 5699 at the gate and a ranger will open it for you.

Park users in any vehicle should follow the 5mph speed limit. 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 visit AccessAble.

News and events

To keep up to date with events at Victoria Park, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @vickyparklondon.