Wanstead Park

Wanstead Park, London: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Wanstead Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Wanstead Park
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leuveen
United Kingdom941 contributions
Beautiful park
Sep 2021 • Friends
Beautiful, big park with stunning lakes and good mix of woods and open spaces. Wonderful for a stroll or picnic, has a shop and toilets which are always a good thing to have!
Written September 12, 2021
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Egyptian Queen
26 contributions
Please Don’t Ruin It
Jul 2021 • Couples
Wanstead Park is a lovely park with lots of ducks, swans and geese. Please don’t feed bread to the waterfowl because it can kill them. The park is being ruined by people going there to smoke drugs!! It stinks and they should stay at home instead of turning the park into an unpleasant place. There too many people playing loud music and leaving their rubbish behind. Please don’t let it turn into Wanstead Flats which has ruined because many of the people who visit don’t care about the environment or the wildlife. I have seen so many visitors feeding bread to the ducks and it is better not to feed them at all rather than harm them with bread. There are several Canada Geese in different parts of Epping Forest who have angel wings caused by humans feeding them bread. Please leave the bread at home. Wanstead Park could be lovely if visitors took care of the environment. Jubilee Pond and Alexandra Lake in Wanstead Flats have been ruined by inconsiderate visitors so please don’t let Wanstead Park become the same. Dog owners need to clean up the mess as it was full dog mess. And to the human visitors there are public toilets at The Temple so please don’t defecate in the park as there was human waste everywhere! Wanstead Park could be a lovely place but it is being ruined by people who should stay at home.
Written July 20, 2021
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chrisdodd4
London, UK376 contributions
LETS GET READY WAN STEADY GO !!! TO THIS WONDERFUL PARK !!
Mar 2021 • Solo
Well I have to say I’ve been to many open space in and around London but Wanstead Park is right up there as one of the most beautiful places to visit.

We made our way from the nearby Wanstead Tube station 🚉 see my picture below, and you enter the park from the Warren road entrance after taking various paths from the station, if you come by car you can park your car here.

On entering the park,check the map, take a picture or go on the website to upload the Chestnut 🌰 Trail, you can then choose what path you want to take to take in all the park had to offer.

We walked down the hill towards the Ornamental Water and pass the Grotto, a old remnant of a boathouse see my pictures below.

The path continues through the woodland, before you reach the park cafe next to the perch pond,
on the day we visited we got a ice cream 🍦 and sat on one of the seats next to the open water “ what a wonderful place to sit “.

After we had finished our ice cream, we walked up to the Temple Vistor Centre, the Temple was built in 1760’s what a magnificent vista you get from here, ps also the toilet facilities are located here too.

Adjacent to the Temple is the Chalet Wood, here you can walk through the beds of bluebells stunning !!, before walking alongside the Heronry Pond before leaving the park on park road.

We then carried all the way across Wanstead Flats to a lovely pub called the Holly Tree you can read my review about that if you want to a great place after your long walk across the Flats.

We then made our way back to Forest Gate TFL RAIL station will be crossrail hopefully soon ??, before arriving back at Stratford then Tube to North Greenwich then bus back home.

So in summary, this PARK WAN STEAD to be explored ,so go on then what you waiting for .!!!
Written April 22, 2021
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Alex M
1 contribution
Great park, minor maintenance upgrade needed
Mar 2021 • Friends
Could be a bit cleaner, but overall a great east London park with open fields, forest, and some nice ponds / lakes
Written March 8, 2021
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Byronic
London, UK2 contributions
Lovely park but please be considerate!
Dec 2020 • Solo
Wanstead Park is lovely, usually tranquil with plenty of wild-life.
Unfortunately some people do their best to ruin it!
Take your rubbish home, or at least to a proper bin.
Barbecues and other types of cooker are NOT ALLOWED due to fire risk and damage to grass etc
Cycling is only allowed on some very limited routes - see signs
Most of us don't mind you cycling in other areas but please be considerate and go slowly - some of us are elderly so cannot hear cycles coming up behind and often are walking dogs which might get in your way.
(Epping Forest proper has better cycling and is not far away.)
Pick up your dog's mess - we regulars do but some lazy gits don't bother which infuriates everyone else.
Come and enjoy this beautiful place but please treat it with the respect it deserves.
Take only memories, leave only footprints
Written December 13, 2020
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Egyptian Queen
26 contributions
Please Don’t Spoil It
Jul 2020 • Couples
Wanstead Park is a lovely park with lots of ducks, swans and geese. Please don’t feed bread to the waterfowl because it can kill them. The park is being ruined by large groups of people drinking, playing loud music and leaving their rubbish behind. Please don’t let it turn into Wanstead Flats which has ruined because many of the people who visit don’t care about the environment or the wildlife. I have seen so many visitors feeding bread to the ducks and it is better not to feed them at all rather than harm them with bread. There are several Canada Geese in different parts of Epping Forest who have angel wings caused by humans feeding them bread. Please leave the bread at home. Wanstead Park could be lovely if visitors took care of the environment. Jubilee Pond and Alexandra Lake in Wanstead Flats have been ruined by inconsiderate visitors so please don’t let Wanstead Park become the same.
Written August 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Safari27364585805
3 contributions
Wanstead Park walk
Dec 2019
Better to walk through woods to the shops and its healthier too. Nice to see families out with children and dogs.
Written January 14, 2020
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Wendy K
14 contributions
Heavenly
Oct 2019
Beautiful park. Lots to see on such lovely walks.
Lovely Kiosk for refreshments. Lady serving was so pleasant.
We were very lucky to see two Kingfishers.
Written October 7, 2019
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Day Tripper
London, UK28 contributions
Perfect
Sep 2019
Take my dog here all the time he loves this place, little streams for him to cool off from running about, just go on a nice stroll around the park at your own pace the wildlife is lovely to see so many birds herons even seen a fox today that was unexpected but lovely, it’s a great place to stroll around and enjoy the great outdoors.
Written September 23, 2019
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Traveller
London 22 contributions
Shusssssh!
Sep 2019
This is truly a hidden gem! In the hustle and bustle that is inner london this oasis offers some solitude, tranquility and the sense of a bygone age when this part of east london was a retreat for this well to do merchants and landowners. A selfish part of me wants to keep the secret but it would be shame not to share this hidden gem with local and tourists alike!
Written September 9, 2019
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