Hackney Downs is a park in Lower Clapton. The park has football pitches, a bowling green and basketball courts.
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As good a place as any to prepare for the zombie apocalypse. The Downs is, as ever plain, though it has improved in recent years in terms of cleanliness. you no longer fear for your life as you enter via one of the underpasses. It's a decent space, with football pitches, rounders pitches, basketball courts and a playground for the kids. I haven't been brave enough to use the water fountains...more
Woah, this park stretches on for distances.
You'll never be along in Hackney Downs. It's open 24 hours a day and there's always someone playing football or tossing a Frisbee or having a picnic. I assume there are people there in the wee hours of the night too, but I've never been and don't plan on it (still, if you wanted to, you could hang out with them.)
There is a beautiful pavilion at...more
The reasons for me liking this rather unassuming 17 hectare stretch of grass in East London are threefold: firstly, location. While the nearby Nightingale and Pembury Estates provide less than salubrious surroundings, the park itself is built on an elevated piece of land overlooking the City, with great views of the Gherkin. It also appears to be the marker for where Heathrow-bound planes dip...more
park is massive and very open.. when i go over there my dog loves running around and i like to sun bathe.. nice parkmore
I remember this from years ago as a pretty bleak square of grass. I'm not sure if my perceptions have changed or it's actually improved, but it's seemed quite pleasant on my last few visits.
It's still basically an open square of a park, though it does dip down on the west side, and has some nice houses bordering some areas. All the paths tend to head to the centre, where the action is....more