London Fields

London Fields is one of Hackney's most popular parks. It's classified as common land due to its history as a site for grazing animals and moving them to market at Smithfield. The park's large grassy spaces are surrounded by London Plane trees. The park holds a Green Flag award - an award given annually to the best green spaces in the country.


  • paddling pool - 11am-7pm, 26 May to September, closed Mondays (except bank holidays) and Thursdays for cleaning
  • two children's play areas
  • cricket pitch
  • p├ętanque area
  • outdoor gym
  • designated barbecue area
  • wildflower meadow
  • sports changing rooms
  • London Fields Lido
  • Lido Cafe
  • two tennis courts
  • table tennis table
  • toilets 
  • accessible toilets

Booking the facilities


Single use disposable barbecues have been banned in the park. Only reusable portable barbecues can be used in the barbecue area. If you're not following the guidelines, you will be asked to extinguish your barbecue. barbecues in London Fields.

Paddling pool

The paddling pool is now closed. It will open again on Saturday 26 May.


London Fields is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out more about holding events in parks.

Love London Fields - litter and recycling

Please recycle your bottles and cans in the bins at the entrances to the park, take any non-recyclable rubbish with you when you leave and pick up your cigarette butts and bottle tops. Please also respect local residents by keeping noise to a minimum after dark.

Trading in London Fields

See trading in Hackney's parks to find out more about trading in London Fields.

London Fields user group

The LFUG is a group of local residents and park users who work with us to maintain and improve the quality of the park and its facilities. They also look at sports provision, nature conservation and biodiversity. Follow  LFUG on Facebook. Contact Mike Martin (chair) at


Dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively or causing damage, or are out of your control, council officers have the power to request that you put them on leads. More information on dogs in parks.

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Page updated: 16/05/2018 16:04:39