Shoreditch Park

Shoreditch Park is one of the borough’s largest parks at 7.1 hectares and serves the South of Hackney. It’s well used, offers a wide variety of facilities including public art, and holds a Green Flag award – an award given annually to the best parks in the country.

To find out about how the park will be managed throughout the year, see our management plan (google docs).



There was terraced housing on the site until it suffered bomb damage during World War II. The pre-fab housing that replaced it was removed between 1964 and 1973, creating the park.

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  • adventure playground
  • amphitheatre
  • beach volleyball court
  • football pitch
  • giant boulder for rock climbing
  • play area
  • public art
  • rugby pitch
  • TfL cycle hire docking station
  • two ping pong tables
  • outdoor gym
  • multi use games area

Booking sport pitches and courts

See book sport pitches and courts

Beach volleyball court

The beach volleyball court is available on a first come first serve basis.

You cannot book in advance.

Britannia Leisure Centre

The brand new Britannia Leisure Centre next to Shoreditch Park was opened in June 2021.

The leisure centre boasts a modern, airy, 150+ station gym, four studios offering a variety of fitness classes, a 25m 6-lane main swimming pool and 20m training pool.

It also has an interactive flume, toddler pool and splash deck for family fun sessions.

The 6-court sports hall provides facilities for a number of sports including basketball and badminton.

There are also rooftop tennis courts and 5-aside pitches, soft play and a crèche.

The Leisure Centre includes a café and toilets accessible from the Park.

Cycle hire

There is a TfL Santander cycle hire docking station in the park. The first 30 minutes are free and after joining the scheme you can cycle all over London. The docking station is next to the play area and joins a number of others in Shoreditch.

Running group

The Britannia Leisure Runners meet every Tuesday at 5.30pm at the entrance of Britannia Leisure Centre.


Shoreditch Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.


Barbecues are not allowed in Shoreditch Park.


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.

Shoreditch Park improvement project

A £2m project to create a greener, more biodiverse Shoreditch Park with new play and sports facilities was commissioned in 2019.

1,900 people told us what they would like to see, including:

  • a refurbished children’s play area
  • a new outdoor gym
  • a multi-use games area
  • a beach volleyball court
  • improvements to the informal sports pitch area
  • work to enhance the park’s accessibility, biodiversity and sustainability

Planning approval was granted in June 2021 and work started on site in late 2021.

Throughout the park, grass has been resown to improve the informal sports pitch, Dorothy Thurtle Gardens and the play area. We’ve introduced relaxed grass mowing in certain areas of the park. Rain gardens, permeable surfaces, hedges, log piles, a wildflower meadow and planting all help to enhance the park’s biodiversity, improve drainage and mitigate against climate change induced flash flooding.

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Page updated on: 7 November 2023

Shoreditch Park


New North Road
N1 6TA


Opening times

  • 24 hours a day


Closing times:

  • 1 January to 21 January  – 5pm
  • 22 January to 4 February – 5.30pm
  • 5 February to 25 February – 6pm
  • 26 February to 10 March  – 6.30pm
  • 11 March to 24 March – 7pm
  • 25 March to 7 April – 8pm
  • 8 April to 21 April – 8.30pm
  • 22 April to 5 May – 9pm
  • 6 May to 11 August – 9.30pm
  • 12 August to 18 August – 9pm
  • 19 August to 8 September – 8.30pm
  • 9 September to 15 September – 8pm
  • 16 September to 6 October – 7.30pm
  • 7 October to 13 October – 7pm
  • 14 October to 27 October – 6.30pm
  • 28 October to 31 December – 5pm