Best East London Parks

Best East London Parks

East London boasts a collection of remarkable parks and green spaces that offer a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. From the iconic Victoria Park to the sprawling Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and the rugged Hackney Marshes that feels a million miles away from central London, these outdoor havens not only provide an oasis of nature within the urban landscape, but also offer a vast range of recreational activities for visitors of all ages and preferences.

Join us as we explore the best parks in East London, all within easy reach of our nearby developments

Victoria Park:

Just a four-minute walk from our Vodion homes, Victoria Park stands as one of London's oldest, most energetic and iconic public parks, famous for hosting a plethora or festivals and events throughout the year. With its expansive green fields, serene lakes, and stunning flower gardens, it offers an idyllic setting for relaxation and recreation, too. Visitors can partake in boating activities on the lake, enjoy a leisurely walk or jog along the park's scenic paths, or engage in various sports at the well-maintained facilities. A regular day sees groups of friends and families socialising over picnics or meeting at the playground with kids, or for a game of tennis on the park courts. The park is also bordered by the up market Victoria Park Village, offering high-quality pubs, restaurants and boutique shopping.

 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park:

Originally built as the centrepiece for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park continues to captivate visitors with its sprawling 560-acre expanse. Situated in Stratford, just a six-minute walk from our Vodion homes, the park features an amalgamation of lush green spaces, beautifully landscaped gardens, and meandering waterways. It serves as a testament to the legacy of the Olympic Games and boasts iconic landmarks such as the Olympic Stadium and the striking ArcelorMittal Orbit. Cyclists, walkers, and joggers can revel in the park's extensive network of trails, while families can enjoy picnics or leisurely strolls in the picturesque surroundings.

Hackney Marshes: 

For sports enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, Hackney Marshes is a must-visit destination. Plus, it’s only a 15-minute walk from our Arcadia View homes. Spanning a vast area of common land, this expansive park offers a sanctuary for outdoor activities. The marshes are renowned for their numerous football pitches, rugby fields, and cricket grounds, attracting both amateur players and professional athletes. Whether you're looking to participate in a friendly match or simply soak up the atmosphere, Hackney Marshes provides a vibrant and energetic environment, and is large enough to get lost in nature and feel like you’ve escaped to the countryside.

Millfields Park: 

Tucked away in a calmer corner of Hackney, Millfields Park isn’t the biggest park featured, but links up with the winding canal and the vast, rugged greenery of Hackney Marshes. Visitors can pick up a speciality coffee and a bite at popular Millfields Coffee overlooking the park, have a picnic on the water’s edge, or have a walk or jog after exploring the market on Chatsworth Road. Millfields Park also features a children's playground and sports facilities, including tennis courts, football pitches, a basketball court, and an athletics track, catering generously to the recreational needs of local residents. Walk there in three-minutes from Arcadia View.

Mile End Park: 

Located in Tower Hamlets, and just a seven minute cycle from our Corner Place homes, Mile End Park seamlessly blends recreational spaces with environmental sustainability. Spanning 32-acres, it offers a diverse range of activities and amenities. Explore the artful Ecology Park, which showcases sustainable gardening techniques, or take a leisurely stroll along the canal towpath. The park features a climbing wall, a BMX track, and a skatepark, catering to adrenaline seekers. With its serene waterways, picnic areas, and play zones for children, Mile End Park is a dynamic and inclusive space for all. 

East London is one of the best corners of the capital when it comes to open green space and outdoor recreational facilities, adding immeasurable value to quality of life when living in a big and bustling city. Above are some of the best parks not just in East London, but in the whole city, and they are right on the doorstep of some of our beautiful new developments, including Arcadia View, Corner Place and Vodion.