4 reasons to visit Victoria Park

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As one of London’s oldest and most iconic green spaces, Victoria Park is a popular destination for locals and visitors looking to escape the hectic hustle of the city streets and enjoy a quieter side to London that is rarely experienced.

If you’re in search of luxury hotels near Old Street Station, the Montcalm luxury hotel London offers travellers a relaxing haven in the heart of the city and it is located right around the corner from the famous Victoria Park. In case you hadn’t already decided, here are some of the reasons to visit the park.

Rich history

When you take a stroll through Victoria Park you’ll be exploring London’s oldest public park and you’ll be walking through centuries of history. There’s a reason why it is known to locals as the People’s Park and that’s because for years it has served as a communal place for people to gather, play sports, socialise and enjoy the beauty of the area. The park was first opened back in 1845 and has since become one of the most popular spaces in London, winning the Green Flag People’s Choice Award three times.

Entertainment

Over the years, Victoria Park has been the location for a number of huge performances and stage shows. The park has hosted famous musicians, comedians and other events from world-renowned artists. The huge open space and vibrant community makes Victoria Park a perfect location to host gigs and events and next year’s calendar looks very promising for entertainment seekers. Be sure to check out if there are any shows taking place during your stay at the Montcalm luxury hotel London.

Monuments

As you make your way through the beautiful greenery of Victoria Park, you’ll discover all kinds of beautiful and historic monuments that have been designed and created as a tribute to events and people of the past.

One of the most popular spots in the park is the pedestrian alcove which was rebuilt after being destroyed during the Second World War. It provides shelter and a place of reflection for anyone trying to take in the beauty of the park or simply resting their legs.

You will also find the iconic Hackney Wick Great War Memorial which was erected in memory to the brave men and women who gave their lives in the war effort. This is a great photo opportunity for any shutterbugs out there.

Plenty of space

Arguably the best thing about Victoria Park is the ability to get lost in it and escape the stresses of the busy city streets. There are plenty of huge open green spaces that are perfect for playing sports, taking walks and going on jogs if you’re looking to stay fit while visiting London. The strong sense of community and space for social gatherings is what has made this park so popular, meaning whether you’re looking to get involved in a game of football or find a secret corner to hide away, there’s plenty of options to choose from.

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