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 and relaxation.
The park is the largest in Tower Hamlets at 86.18 hectares and has one of the highest visitor numbers of all the London parks with around 9 million visits per year. 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. The park is bordered on its northern boundary by the London Borough of Hackney.
Once again in 2015 Victoria Park was successful in retaining its Green Flag and Green Heritage Awards, for the fifth year. In addition to this, it regained its crown as the nation’s favorite park, coming first place in the People’s Choice Award.
Park Address: Victoria Park, Grove Road, Bow, London E3 5TB
Cleanliness 4 / 5
equipment 5 / 5
health and safety 3 / 5
picnic area 4 / 5
toilets 2 / 5
This playground has the longest, highest slides we have seen apart from Highbury Fields, lots of sand to build castles in, different shaped rope climbing frames, wooden houses, roundabouts, balancing logs, rope swings, musical apparatus and much more.
The playground did not have much rubbish dotted around but very sandy playground and mixed with rain the previous night made wet sand everywhere not that pleasant.
There are loads of tables and benches to have a spot to eat, in and out of the shade.
There are no toilets in the playground but across the playground the public toilets are located, we had to water a tree.
He had an good time and said that the playground was “really good, I enjoyed myself I did!”