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“Nice stroll”

Valentines Mansion & Gardens
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Ilford
Certificate of Excellence
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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).
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice stroll”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Valentines Park has tennis courts, nice walk and a lake.

Visited December 2011
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Limited selection of food”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Very scenic place to sit, but the overall price is expensive and the variety of food choices is limited.

Visited August 2011
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Very nice park, huge size”
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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Dorsten, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Might be the best to see in Ilford”
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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London
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418 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Well worth seeking out”
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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