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 the principles of how the park will be managed over the coming year read The Management Plan.


  • paddling pool
  • two children’s play areas
  • cricket pitch
  • pétanque area
  • outdoor gym
  • wildflower meadow
  • sports changing rooms
  • London Fields Lido
  • Lido Cafe
  • two tennis courts
  • table tennis table
  • toilets
  • accessible toilets

Booking the facilities

Paddling pool

Our paddling pools are open from Saturday 25 May until Sunday 29 September as they’re closed each winter for repairs and need a period of warm weather to dry before they can be filled.

London Fields paddling pool is open:

25 May until 1 September

  • Monday: closed for cleaning
  • Tuesday: 11am – 7pm
  • Wednesday: 11am – 7pm
  • Thursday: closed for cleaning
  • Friday: 11am – 7pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 7pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 7pm

Bank Holidays

  • Bank Holiday Monday: 11am – 7pm
  • Tuesday: closed for cleaning
  • Wednesday: 11am – 7pm
  • Thursday: closed for cleaning
  • Friday: 11am – 7pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 7pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 7pm

1 September until 29 September

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday: 11am – 7pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 7pm


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 on: 12 July 2019

London Fields Park


London Fields Westside
E8 3EU


Opening times

  • 24 hours a day