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VICTORIA PARK, off GROVE ROAD, HACKNEY, LONDON, E.9 | by BUNCH & DUKE
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VICTORIA PARK, off GROVE ROAD, HACKNEY, LONDON, E.9

Victoria Park ... or "Vicky Park" as it is sometimes referred to by local people ... is a truly beautiful open space which spans some 218 acres (88 hectares) and is bordered by Bethnal Green, Hackney and Bow ... although the entire park lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The park was originally laid out (designed) between 1842 to 1846 by architect Sir James Pennethorne on land that had been purchased by the Crown Estate.

Victoria Park was opened to the public in 1845 and over the years developed a reputation as being "the People's Park" as it became the centre for political meetings and rallies.

Today it is still considered by many to be the finest park in London's East End and boasts some delightful open parkland with a blossoming variety of shrubs and well established trees.

Victoria Park has been the recent venue of a number of very successful and popular open-air music festivals.

The park is open daily from 6.00 a.m until dusk.

(Photograph supplied by Julian Mason of Bunch & Duke, Chartered Surveyors, on email hackney@bunchandduke.com)

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Taken on May 19, 2009