Victoria Park Area Guide
Victoria Park is a tranquil oasis which combines generously sized Victorian houses and apartments, with a charming village community and an award-winning park, all within easy reach of the City and Canary Wharf. The predominantly Victorian terraced houses come in all sizes, and are popular both with young professionals and families, as are the increasing number of new build properties. It is particularly popular with young families attracted by the extensive open space of Victoria Park and excellent schools.
Victoria Park is London’s oldest public park, opened in 1845 to improve the health of the local population. In addition to offering an expansive area for recreation, its current attractions include two playgrounds, two cafes, tennis courts, a weekly food market and numerous open-air music festivals and events. It is bounded on two sides by canals, with towpaths leading to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park a mile to the east and to Islington via London Fields in the west. Victoria Park village lies at the heart of the community, providing everything from new urban essentials such as an artisan butcher, baker and jewellery maker to gastro pubs and sought-after schools.
Public transport links are good, with two Underground and three Overground stations within a mile of the village, and numerous buses to the City, Canary Wharf and the West End. Many residents cycle or walk to work, as it’s just a 15 minute cycle or 40 minute walk to the City from the village.