Getting bored of the same parks? There are so many great parks to explore in East London. And as the days grow longer getting out in the fresh air does us all a world of good. Have we listed your favourite greenspace in East London? If we’ve missed it please let us know in the comments below.
1. Victoria Park
Is our beloved Vicky Park London’s best park? For a good daily dose of exercise, walk the full 2.7mile loop and finish up at Gail’s bakery in Victoria Park Village. Just be prepared to queue!
2.Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
This Tower Hamlets hidden gem had been giving us so much solace during the lockdown. 26 acres of beautiful woodland to run, cycle and explore – great for wildlife hunts too!
3.Mile End Park
Often overlooked, you can stroll the linear Mile End Park which follows Regent’s Canal from Victoria Park to Limehouse Basin. There’s a BMX track by Mile End stadium (great for older kids) the Ecology Pavilion and Arts Pavilion are both idyllic spots for picnicking.
32 acres of countryside in the middle of the Isle of Dogs and home to one of London’s largest urban farms. There’s an outer path where you can walk around the whole of Mudchute plus several spots to enjoy a picnic and marvel at the Canary Wharf skyscrapers from beyond.
5. Hackney Marshes
You can roam the 337 acres of Hackney Marshes, one of London’s largest open commons. There’s a bird hide, conservation area, trim trail and more. The tennis courts have now re-opened following Covid-19 closures too.
6. Ropemakers Field
This little patch of green is accessed on the canal by Limehouse Basin and is just minutes from the River Thames if you’re taking a stroll to or from Canary Wharf. A great stop-off point to catch up with friends and family and the play park has recently been revamped so fingers crossed for we can use it again soon!
7.Queen Elizabeth Park
Our legacy, vast open expanses and waterways with plenty of memories of more exciting times. Many of the attractions are opening again too! Slide down the crazy Arcelor Mittal Orbit and scream as loud as you can. Very therapeutic indeed.
8.Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park
This Ecology Park has rapidly become an established and bio-diverse urban wetland since its opening in 2002. The park is carefully managed by the park wardens and our team of dedicated volunteers to maintain a delicate balance of habitats, which play host to our many different wildlife species. The tranquil park is a stunning natural area for people to discover and enjoy in the heart of Greenwich.
9. Greenwich Park
This gorgeous park overlooking the River Thames is home to one of London’s most iconic views. Greenwich Park has a fantastic playground, stunning 17th century landscaping and a rich history that dates back to Roman times. Visit the beautiful flower, herb and orchard gardens, the deer park or a walk through ancient trees; a bounty of flora and fauna right in the heart of East London. With 183 acres of green space to explore there is something for everyone here.
10. Walthamstow Wetlands
Coming in at number 10 is Walthamstow Wetlands! Not that this list is in any order of preference. The Grand Union Canal is a great cycle route and the area of Walthamstow is where it gets especially pretty with plenty of routes to explore. Unfortunately, fur babies are not allowed in the wetlands for fear of scaring off the local wildlife.