London Fields

Category: Parks and Open spaces

London Fields is both a park, and the name of an area of London, situated in the London Borough of Hackney, East London. The park itself was first recorded in 1540. At this time it was common ground and was used by drovers to pasture their livestock before taking them to market in London.

It now contains a cricket pitch, a long-closed lido (due to re-open in 2006. The lido will feature a 50m heated outdoor pool and a retractable roof), areas of grass, a small BMX track, tennis courts and a children’s play area. A much-used cycle path runs from Pub on the Park to Broadway Market. London Fields also has a railway station linking it to Hackney Downs railway station and to Liverpool Street Station in the City.


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