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.

To learn more about how the park will be managed over the coming year read our management plan (PDF 27mb)


Barbecues suspended in London Fields

Barbecue use at London Fields is not permitted.


  • children’s play areas (x2)
  • cricket pitch
  • London Fields Lido and Lido cafe
  • outdoor gym
  • paddling pool (closed)
  • pétanque area
  • sports changing rooms
  • table tennis table
  • tennis courts (x2)
  • toilets and accessible toilets
  • wildflower meadow

Consultation on tackling drinking-related antisocial behaviour

We consulted from 24 May to 4 July 2021 on measures to tackle antisocial behaviour related to drinking in public spaces, including asking people if alcohol should be banned in London Fields. We received 1,527 responses to the questionnaire during the consultation period.

Cabinet considered the results of the consultation on 18 October 2021 and a decision was made not to proceed with a proposed ban on the consumption of alcohol in London Fields park.

This was because 77% of the respondents didn’t support the proposal, while 20% were supportive. Read more about the consultation on tackling drinking-related antisocial behaviour in public spaces.

London Fields paddling pool

The paddling pool in London Fields had to be closed in 2020. It had come to the end of its life in its existing form. It could not continue to be operated safely given its popularity.

In 2023 and 2024 we will deliver a project to develop a new teaching pool on the old paddling pool site as part of London Fields Lido. We will consult residents on the proposals as they develop.

You can find details of the proposals by visiting Hackney consultation hub.

Booking the facilities

View book courts and pitches


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.

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 the group 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 on: 20 March 2023

London Fields Park


London Fields Westside
E8 3EU


  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9am to 5pm, Wednesday – 9am to 4pm
    020 8356 3000

Opening times

  • 24 hours a day