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Parks, Gardens & Open Spaces

Parks, Gardens & Open Spaces
Photo: Mary Sewell

Leafy East London

Industrial pollution destroyed most of East London’s nurseries, market gardens, botanic gardens and splendid parks. But the “Hyde Park of the East” thrived and in the park where England’s first rockery was built there’s still a ginkgo to rival Kew’s. Today East London is back on track, with its ecological park, fabulous French designs and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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