A place for a great day out, Victoria Park was commissioned by Queen Victoria in the 19th century following a petition of over 30,000 from the local community. The 86 hectare park officially opened to the public in 1845 and today is still the largest and most popular park in East London with an estimated nine million visits a year.
Victoria Park hosts many events, throughout the year, from large music festivals to small scale community led events. Today the landscape has matured into a fine park with over four thousand trees, numerous lakes, a boating pond, playgrounds and plenty of space for sports and relaxation.
Heritage highlights and listed features of the park include the Burdett Coutts Fountain, the Dogs of Alcibiades statues, Chinese Pagoda, three listed canal bridges and two stone alcoves from the original London Bridge.
The Regents Canal and the Hertford Union Canal link the park to a wonderful series of walks through East London and beyond.