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“Very nice park, huge size” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Valentines Mansion & Gardens
Emerson Road, Ilford, England
020 8708 8100
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Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Ilford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, with gorgeous views over surrounding parkland. Enjoy contemporary art exhibitions and installations. Explore the stunning historic gardens. Bring the whole family for hands-on games, activities and discovery trails. Valentines Mansion is open to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10am and 5pm, and Sundays from 11am to 4pm. Entry to the mansion is free.Valentines Gardens are open throughout the year. The Gardener's Cottage Cafe, set within the tranquil walled gardens, is open throughout the year from 10am to sunset.Valentines Mansion is also available to hire for a whole host of functions, from weddings and celebrations, to business meetings and seminars. It also makes an ideal location for filming and photoshoots.For full details visit our web site. Nearest Tube: Gants Hill Underground Station on the Central Line (5 minute walk).
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“Very nice park, huge size”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

This is a really nice park, huge in size and well located. The lake in middle of the park has boating facilities which you can rent for some fee (per hour).

Visited January 2012
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“Might be the best to see in Ilford”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

The Valentine's Gardens is the best place to stay for a while in Ilford. Close to the Cranbrook Street it is a quiet, charming park with facilities to play tennis, cricket (private club), paddling and just walk around.

Visited May 2012
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“Well worth seeking out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

I went round the mansion when it was first restored and it's well worth seeing if it's open on the day you're there.

The park itself is quite large for this area and is very attractive, lots of signs explaining the historey of the site etc. The dry garden, recently opened by the Queen is also worth a look.

The Gardener's Cafe, right near the mansion and open every day, is excellent and in a lovely spot to sit both inside and out. Coffee is particularly good.

Visited April 2012
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“What a little hidden gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

My husband took me hear for lunch with our niece - wow it was like a little oasis in the middle of the Park! We sat outside in the walled garden, and had a lovely slice of cake and a wonderful creamy cauppaccino, which is just perfect and how I like them! Can't wait for warmer weather and will definitely be taking my girly friends here!

Visited March 2012
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“A walk around the lake near the mansion is full of interest.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Valentines park is lovely. There are many interesting ducks and geese in the pond near the mansion. Lately they have pruned a lot of trees and it looks very well cared for. There is a new dry garden near the mansion which the Queen will open in March. Ilfordmresidents are lucky to have this wonderful open space on their doorstep.

Visited March 2012
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