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.


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.


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

Booking sport pitches and courts

Hackney Playbus

Hackney Playbus will be at Rowley Gardens, N4 1HH, 1-3pm (except bank holidays). Last session before Christmas break: Monday 16 December, back on Monday 13 January.

Hackney Playbus is a small charity that runs free stay and play sessions for families with children aged 0-4 years old. The Playbus travels to different parts of the borough, bringing fun and games out into the community. Sessions run whatever the weather, and tea and coffee are available. All sessions are free and families are welcome to drop in at any time.

Contact:, 0208 510 3335, Twitter, FacebookInstagram

Britannia site development proposal

Plans for a brand new leisure centre, a new secondary school and housing – including around 80 affordable homes have been approved by the Council after a public consultation.

The redevelopment of the Britannia Leisure Centre site, next to the park, will provide 900 much-needed secondary school places plus a sixth form, state-of-the-art new leisure facilities – including a cafĂ© and toilets accessible from Shoreditch Park, as well as around 480 new homes, approximately 80 of which will be affordable, to part fund the community facilities.

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.

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Page updated on: 16 November 2020

Shoreditch Park


New North Road
N1 6TA

Opening times

  • 24 hours a day