East Ham Central park

East Ham Central park, London: Address, East Ham Central park Reviews: 3.5/5

East Ham Central park
3.5
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Lovely Park out in the burbs
Jul 2019
My partner and I presently live in Whitechpale, which I still love. However, it has come time to move on - we want a house and a garden, not an appartment, and being on a household income that is merely double the national average, we can't afford that in zone 2. (London, eh?) So all things considered it seems it's simply time for us to accept we are now midle aged, move to the suburbs, and wait for death. Having looked at a number of areas, I agreed - very grdugingly - to look at East Ham. Full disclosure: looked at a house there twenty years ago, and the area was just kinda.... nasty. Today, however, East Ham is clearly on the up, and Central Park is smack, bang in the middle of the Gentrification part of town. If you're middle class and don't want to scare the horses too much, this is the place to be. One of the things that has convinced me - much to my own surprise - that I wouldl ike to live here is the Central Park itself. A beautiful space where we saw plenty of shared use, families, young kids - but not overcrowded, given it was the first week of the school holidays. Very nice park cafe, reasonably price. Actually compares very favourably to the privately run West Ham Park; lacks the same ornamental gardens and is a touch smaller, but otherwsie a fantastic community resource. Yes, there seems to be a bit of a problem with some free range drinkers in the War memorial area, but that's something you'll see in almost any part of town. (Stratford, for all that money has been poured into it in recent years, has a vastly more pronounced problem with street drinking and rough sleeping.) Lovely park - looking forward to seeing it in Winter, especially if it snows.

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Padraig Mahone
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Lovely Park out in the burbs
Jul 2019
My partner and I presently live in Whitechpale, which I still love. However, it has come time to move on - we want a house and a garden, not an appartment, and being on a household income that is merely double the national average, we can't afford that in zone 2. (London, eh?) So all things considered it seems it's simply time for us to accept we are now midle aged, move to the suburbs, and wait for death. Having looked at a number of areas, I agreed - very grdugingly - to look at East Ham. Full disclosure: looked at a house there twenty years ago, and the area was just kinda.... nasty. Today, however, East Ham is clearly on the up, and Central Park is smack, bang in the middle of the Gentrification part of town. If you're middle class and don't want to scare the horses too much, this is the place to be.

One of the things that has convinced me - much to my own surprise - that I wouldl ike to live here is the Central Park itself. A beautiful space where we saw plenty of shared use, families, young kids - but not overcrowded, given it was the first week of the school holidays. Very nice park cafe, reasonably price. Actually compares very favourably to the privately run West Ham Park; lacks the same ornamental gardens and is a touch smaller, but otherwsie a fantastic community resource. Yes, there seems to be a bit of a problem with some free range drinkers in the War memorial area, but that's something you'll see in almost any part of town. (Stratford, for all that money has been poured into it in recent years, has a vastly more pronounced problem with street drinking and rough sleeping.)

Lovely park - looking forward to seeing it in Winter, especially if it snows.
Written August 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gerard O
London, UK91 contributions
Too many drunks
Jun 2019 • Solo
It's a beautiful park that has gone downhill so far it may be impossible to get back.

People gather around the cenotaph, drink and smoke weed, and make one feel that it is not a nice place to be.

Other young men have taken over the renewed tennis courts to play football. You would definitely feel unsafe approaching them to give up their "pitch" so one could use the courts for what they were provided for.

LBN - please clean up the antisocial behavior in Central Park.
Written June 28, 2019
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martin
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Summer Park in East Ham
May 2018 • Family
A lovely green space in the centre of East Ham. Very popular with the local community, walks, sport and a lovely park cafe. Visit every May from the famous Zippos Circus makes this an especially fun time for families to visit Central Park, East Ham
Written February 28, 2019
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Em R
london,uk56 contributions
Beautiful London Park
Dec 2018
Love this park,beautiful mature trees,nice cafe in the middle,well worth a visit.
Nice play area for children.
Written December 11, 2018
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Ray A
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Terrible service and food
Jul 2018 • Family
We ordered zinger burger meal with cheese and gravy Pepsi, popcorn snack box and wings snack box also other items,
Half hour later the restaurant called me saying food not available very disappointed because my wife and children was looking forward to that, they offered me 1 piece chicken in repacking my burger which doesn’t really make any sense as my meal cost more they didn’t offer any other help nothing we will never go there ever again service was bad food didn’t arrive
Written July 2, 2018
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sheepygold
london4,665 contributions
Much more than I expected
Feb 2018 • Solo
Having walked passed many times I thought I would have a wander through today. This is a lovely local park with all you could want to find so a large open space, many mature trees and unusual trees, an extensive playground, a wild area, formal planting, spring bulbs and a good modern cafe. I also liked the many information boards with photos covering the history of the place. Make sure to visit the children's fountain at the west entrance.
Written February 1, 2018
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Seaside707857
112 contributions
Cafe is really great
Aug 2017 • Couples
I was so surprised to fine that the Cafe at Central Park was so good. Not the usual park cafe. Really nice health menu. Good selection of whole foods, spotlessly clean and with nice staff.

The park is a tradition London park, it is always busy and a pleasure to be in.
Written August 16, 2017
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Aline S
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Beautiful park
Apr 2017 • Family
Very near home and the playground area is excellent for the little ones. Avoid eye-contact with some drunkards near the main entrance (they might call you bad names) and you will have great times relaxing and playing with the kids!
Written April 22, 2017
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