Victoria Park Loop

Victoria-Park-Strava-Route-Where-to-run-in-LondonClick here for a zoomable map and the Strava Route

  • Distance – 2.7 miles
  • Surface –Tarmac paths
  • Terrain – Flat
  • Surroundings – Park and canals
  • Traffic Free – Yes, though you have to cross the same road twice via pedestrian crossing to complete a lap.

The popular running spot with paved tree lined routes in one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park. Being close to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, its feasible to link this route and the Olympic Park route.

The Route

Credit – Andro Loria

The park can be accessed by any of the 19 gates and then head left or right following the wide paved path that circumnavigates the park. Cross Grove Road via the zebra pedestrian crossings. Head around again for another lap or two for a more substantial run.

Opening Times

Victoria Park opens at 7am and closes at dusk.

Getting There – Public Transport

Hackney Wick, Homerton and Cambridge Heath stations are all on the London Overground line and are approximately 0.5 miles from the park.

Mile End is the best-connected tube stop on the Central, District, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines. It’s 0.7 miles from the park.


There is limited parking off Grove Road.

Food and Drink


The Park has two main cafes.

In the south of the Park is the Pavilion Café offers drinks, breakfast, brunch and lunch.

The Hub, in the middle of the park near the children’s playground, skate park and pools play area serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea.


Click here for the Strava route which you can print or export.

Alternatively search “Where to Run in London” in the Strava app, go to “Routes”, pick the route and “Use”