is a park and the name of an area of London
, situated in the eastern borough of Hackney
. 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.
London Fields is just over in extent; about one-third of its original size. It is north-east
of Charing Cross
London Fields sports a cricket pitch
, lido (the only heated outdoor 50 metre swimming pool
in London), grass areas, a small BMX
courts, a table tennis
table and two children's play areas. London Fields received a Green Flag award
in July 2008.Hackney Today
188 21 July 2008 A much-used cycle
path runs from the Pub on the Park
to Broadway Market
. London Fields also has a railway station
linking it to Hackney Downs
and to Liverpool Street
in the City. The Pub on the Park is the starting point for the annual Dunwich Dynamo
night cycle ride.
Every Saturday, a wide variety of producers from around the country take part in the very popular market selling quality produce including a huge array of hot foods, complemented by many others selling hand-made jewellery, gifts, childrenswear and vintage clothing. Every Sunday, the local London Fields Primary School now hosts the London Fields Farmers' Market and there is a crafts market adjacent to the building next door.
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