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“The heart and soul of London”
Review of Victoria Park

Victoria Park
Ranked #3 of 80 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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London, Ontario
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476 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
“The heart and soul of London”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

This large, treed, Victorian style park is centrally located in downtown London. On most days it is tranquil escape from the city streets with large mature shade trees, park benches and paved pedestrian pathways. On summer weekends it is transformed into the site of London's many summer festivals, including Sunfest world music festival (my personal favourite), Home County folk music festival, Food Fest, and Ribfest. This is the heart and soul of London.

Visited July 2013
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London, Canada
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Park and London Events”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Here is a park in the centre of London which offers things to do whether winter or summer. Although London is a City it continues to have a small town feel and so does this park. This is positive, as you don't feel over crowded. In winter we skate there, on a wonderful rink and the park is filled with beautiful lights. I love to drive downtown just to pass by the park, before Christmas, to see the lights. WE have huge trees in this park and they tower beautifully. In summer it is the spot for the city to have their festivals. Ethnic, craft, rib--these are all the themes and London has a festival each month of summer. "Sunfest " is one which brings musicial performances, hundreds of booths of cratfs, items to sell and food from every ethnic world around. then we have a fesitval which highlights Folk and Country with hundreds of fabulous craft booths as well as great musical talent from many places. That is usually in July. In August we have "Ribfest" which is a massive Rib Challenge and brings in reib restaurants from the USA and Canada, competing for a spot as the Best Ribber. Again--many booths of crafts, items to sell and music galore. All this and more happens in VIctoria park--depends on when you come. I and our family have loved them all.

Visited April 2013
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London, Canada
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A must to see in London”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is the main park in London which residents enjoy both Summer and Winter. There are many functions throughout the year within and adjacent the park such as the Home County Festisval or the Rib Fest.

Open-air skating is available in the Winter which is great for a family outing.

The park borders on Richmond Row with lots of dining and shopping experiences for visitors.

A stroll in the park and the surrounding Richmond Row shops and restaurants are highly recommended.

Joe Law

Visited July 2013
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice stroll”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

typical city park. very nice stroll with fountains and art. Water fountains around if you get thirsty

Visited July 2013
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Boucherville, Canada
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“Awesome for events”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Nothing special about the park itself, but awesome if they have events. Sunfest , Ribfest, Caliente are all good times to go.

Visited July 2013
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