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Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park, visited by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 years as a place of healthy recreation, sports, play and relaxation. The park is the largest in Tower Hamlets at 86.18 hectares in area and has one of the highest visitor numbers of all the London Parks with around 12 million visits per year. The park is bordered on its northern boundary by the London Borough of Hackney. A wide range of formal and informal sports, sponsored activities, events and festivals take place throughout the year. Victoria Park is a key link in a green corridor that stretches from the River Thames at Limehouse, along the Regents Canal and through Mile End Park, along with the new Queen Elizabeth Park virtually next door.
Victoria Park has won Green Flag status for the past three years, came first place in the People's Choice Park awards in 2012 and second place in 2013. The park was also awarded Green Heritage status in 2013.