Victoria Park named in the top 10 of UK’s green spaces

PUBLISHED: 15:05 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:05 16 October 2018

The employees who maintain Victoria Park, celebrating the Green Flag award. Picture: Kois Miah

The employees who maintain Victoria Park, celebrating the Green Flag award. Picture: Kois Miah


Victoria Park has been voted one of the top 10 parks in the UK.

The Chinese pagoda in Victoria Park. Picture: Kois MiahThe Chinese pagoda in Victoria Park. Picture: Kois Miah

The park was one of 10 to win a Green Flag People’s Choice Award, an international quality mark for open spaces.

It was chosen by the public out of 1,800 sites, and is the only one in London to win.

John Biggs, mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “Victoria Park is a jewel in the crown of Tower Hamlets. While we are an inner city borough, our residents are proud of our amazing open spaces.”

Every year around nine million people visit the park, which at 170-years-old, is London’s oldest.

The fountain in Victoria Park. Picture: Ken MearsThe fountain in Victoria Park. Picture: Ken Mears

Paul Todd, a Green Flag Award manager, said: “We know that parks matter to people and that those tasked with looking after them have faced and are facing some significant challenges.

“This award is the public’s way of showing just how much it values its parks and is an acknowledgement to the hard work of the teams that make them such great places.”

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