Victoria Park is a breezy 5 minute walk from my house. It is surrounded my Bow and Hackney, so super handy for most locals.
Coming from a country that has easy access to beaches, it was definitely an eye opener for me last weekend. I went to read my book in the park and I felt like every man and his dog was there! With the sun out, every pale British guy and gal had their tops off to begin the tanning process.
I recommend taking a stroll along the canal to view the house boats and then grab a coffee at the Pavilion Cafe which over looks a cute wee pond. I must say for a busy cafe, they do pump out a good flat white.