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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden – A Haven in Hackney

It was only by chance that Papa Joe and I stumbled across Dalston Eastern Curve Garden which has been lovingly developed on the disused Eastern Curve railway line in Hackney (East London).

We had just missed our bus, and as we turned to look at The Hackney Peace Carnival Mural by the bus stop we saw the entrance to the garden and decided to explore.

It is a real hidden gem two minutes from the bustle of Ridley Road Market and the busy Kingsland Road.

Dalston eastern Curve Gardens entance mural

Just missed the bus!

Papa Joe and I spent time wandering around, relaxing, having a coffee and ended up missing several more buses but it was definitely worth it.

Suitable for all age groups

Where: 13 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF opposite Dalston Junction Overground Station
Admission: Free
Facilities: Holiday Activities, Cafe, play area for toddlers
Website: www.dalstongarden.org

Near the entrance is a small cafe which sells all sorts of goodies, many of them sourced from Hackney and East London suppliers. Beside the cafe is a lovely sheltered seating area.

Dalston eastern Curve Gardens shelter

During the school holidays there are various activities for The Mayhems and at weekends there are also activities for us Papas and Mamas – such as volunteering gardening sessions.Dalston eastern Curve Gardens 3

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We then wandered down the garden admiring the plants and amusing pieces of art work. Dalston eastern Curve Gardens 2Throughout the garden there were places to sit and some toys for younger Mayhems to play with.

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This is a very relaxing place to be – if you are in the area do pop in.


Getting There 13 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF
Entrance to the Garden is located next to the Hackney Peace Carnival Mural  
Google see map or get directions

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