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Wanstead Park, London

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Wanstead Park is a municipal park covering an area of about 140 acres (57 hectares), in Wanstead, in the London Borough of Redbridge. It is also a district of the London Borough of Redbridge, which was in Essex until 1965. The park is bordered to the north by the A12 road, to the east by the River Roding and A406 North Circular Road, to the south by the Aldersbrook Estate, the site of the former Wanstead Sewage Works and the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium and to the west by Wanstead Golf Course. It is administered as part of Epping Forest by the City of London Corporation, having been purchased by the Corporation in 1880 from Henry Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley. Today's park once formed part of the deer park of the former manor house of ancient Wanstead Manor, which included much of the urbanised area now known as Wanstead. The present park retains some of the layout of its former existence as Wanstead House's grounds, though the park's western boundary lies some 330 yards east of the house's site. In 1992 a Management Plan was initiated to try to re-establish something of the formality of the grounds of a "Great House".


The park is Grade II* listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
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  • Better to walk through woods to the shops and its healthier too. Nice to see families out with children and dogs.  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Love Wanstead park. It's big and varied, with a wooded area famous for its bluebells. Great long walks by the waterways and a kiosk for refreshments. The park also has toilets.
  • Had a lovely walk in this park. There is a nice waymarked walk which brings you past the cafe where we enjoyed an ice cream in the sunshine. It's hard to believe that you are just a few miles from the centre of London.
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