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17 things to do in Victoria Park Village before the world ends

Posted at 12:15 pm, June 6, 2015 in Fun London
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The world will end eventually and Victoria Park Village will be gone forever. You don’t want to be the idiot fighting their way to Spit Jack’s for a mini charcuterie, as the skies rain fire and the seas turn to blood. Complete this list NOW. 

1) Get a fish dinner at Fish House

the last supper in london couldn’t have been anything else #fishandchips #fishhouselondon

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Part-takeaway, part-restaurant, Lauriston Road’s Fish House is no greasy chip shop. Pick up some of their eco-friendly haddock and chips and eat them in the park.

2) Pick up an Odonno’s Gelati while you’re there 

The handmade Italian gelato is on our list of best ice creams in London. Treat yourself to a scoop or two.

#yum #icecream #odonnos

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The handmade Italian gelato’s on our list of best ice creams in London. Treat yourself to a scoop at the counter.

3)  Spend a lazy afternoon at People’s Park Tavern

Spring’s here ! #peoplesparktavern #victoriapark

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The 19th-century pub (formerly called The Britannia) has one of the best beer gardens in London. Chill outside with a pint from the on-site microbrewery.

4) Pick up some pastry from Ginger Pig


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 <3 <3 SAUSAGE ROLLS <3 <3 

5) Get a pizza the action at The Lauriston

It’s a pub that does delicious pizza. What more could you want?

6)  Try the in-house gin distillery at East London Liquor Company

Also pick up a little somethin’ somethin’ from their ever-changing and expanding emporium of spirits, bitters and vermouths from around the world.

7) Eat something-on-toast at Loafing

Their bread is PERFECTION. And their tea sets are super cute.

8) Chow down on mini charcuterie at Spit Jack’s

Oh my. #huevosrancheros #mexicanfood #spitjacks #Hackney #foodlover

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They spit-roast chicken. They buttermilk-fry chicken. And they do tapas. Bam.

9) Pick up something for the living room at Haus


Sack off IKEA and try out some real Scandi design. Yes, it’s pricey, but everything is so darn pretty.

10) Do brunch at The Pavilion Café

Lunch with @thomas_iakhlef #victoriapark #pavilioncafe

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Chow down on their eggs florentine as you sit by the boating lake in Victoria Park.

11) Then go boating!


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It took 30 years for Regal Boat Hire to return its 40 rowing boats and pedalos to Victoria Park, but now you can rent them from 11am till 5pm every day.

12)  Check out the Rolling Stones-lips loos in the Hemingway pub

#toilethumour in #London #hemingwaypub #rolingstones #lips

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 The urinals are shaped like mouths!

14) Get arty at Wonderland Ceramics

A ceramics shop and activity space where you can paint teapots – just like you did when you were at school (though hopefully you’ve improved somewhat).

15) Go saké tasting at Bottle Apostle

Pale ale paradise #bottleapostle #London

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The wine shop puts on daily events in its basement – from tasting session to supper clubs hosted by chefs such as James Lowe from Lyle’s. They also do free tastings every Friday evening.

16) Instagram the food at The Deli Downstairs


#vegs #delidownstairs #organic #hispter


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The family-run store stocks organic fruit and veg as well as roasted coffees, artisan breads, pastries and cakes, and small-batch jams and chutneys. Sit outside with a coffee and a piece of quiche.

17) And finally… do baby yoga at the Royal Inn on the Park

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Potentially the most east London thing ever. Plus, they also have life drawing classes, non-baby yoga and salsa dancing classes.

Here are some more things to do before the world ends, this time Peckham.

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