London Fields is an impressive public park in the borough of Hackney. It was once an unused patch of land but today is a major sports and recreation centre. The park boasts a cricket pitch as well as tennis court facilities. There is a playing area for children while a BMX track completes the picture. London Fields also contains the city’s only outdoor heated swimming pool. It is positioned right next to Hackney City Farm as well as the Geffrye Museum.
London Fields may be a park but the area around it has a number of businesses occupying offices to let. These include doctors, healthcare specialists, acting schools, car hire companies, printers, newsagents, surveyors, candle makers, paper merchants, engineers, lawyers and recruitment agencies. Business Design Centre Ltd, MacPherson Design Consultants, Urchin Studios and We Love Mobile Ltd are all businesses which can be found in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
London Fields boasts a wonderful open area surrounded by theatres, cinemas, live-entertainment venues and clubs. The Barbican Centre is ideal for theatre and the performing arts while The Screen on the Green has one of the best cinema facades in London. The Old Blue Last hosts some great free gigs while the Comedy Café is a regular hangout for stand up fans. Dining out is a pleasurable experience in London Fields, with local and international cuisine available from a variety of eateries. Indian food can be enjoyed at the Green Papaya while Lardo serves authentic Italian. F Cooke is the place to enjoy some traditional British food while Buen Ayre offers many South American treats.
London Fields is connected to the rest of the city by the Overground trains from London Fields and Hackney Downs railway stations. Bethnal Green and Stepney Green tube stations are within easy reach, offering connectivity to the underground network. A number of bus routes run in the area and taxis around London Fields are readily available.