Victoria Park is the best place to see grass and trees when you’re around Hackney, and Pavilion Cafe is the best place to get brunch. It’s also where everyone seems to end up at the weekend. You’ll sit by the lake while sitting elbow-to-elbow with strangers, as well as the odd French bulldog. When it’s warm and they put the tables outside and, all in all, it’s pretty glorious.
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