Spitalfields City Farm

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Buxton Street, London, United Kingdom
Spitalfields City Farm - SPITALFIELDS CITY FARM St Anne's RC Church in the background
Spitalfields City Farm - SPITALFIELDS CITY FARM
Spitalfields City Farm - SPITALFIELDS CITY FARM probably, the only yurt in east London
Spitalfields City Farm - SPITALFIELDS CITY FARM good advice!
Spitalfields City Farm - SPITALFIELDS CITY FARM A train speeds past a yurt
Spitalfields City Farm - SPITALFIELDS CITY FARM
Spitalfields City Farm - SPITALFIELDS CITY FARM

Spitalfields City Farm London Reviews

AdamR3723 AdamR3723
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A rustic oasis near Brick Lane Aug 08, 2017
FREE and very close to the much-visited Brick Lane.

Spitalfields City Farm is one of several such urban farms that I have visited.

Founded in 1978, it is wedged between Buxton Street and a railway line busy with frequent trains travelling to and from Liverpool Street.

This oasis of greenery and farmyard is, and has always been, lovingly maintained by volunteers. Close to the railway line and standing amidst various flowering plants including some tall sunflowers, I saw a Mongolian-style yurt, apparently the only yurt in the east of London. It can hold up to twenty people, and is hired out for holding parties.

There is also a café and a farm shop, selling plants and vegetables.

The farm has several enclosures containing animals. I saw a couple of large pigs taking a siesta under two large, leafy trees. Two donkeys were being fed by visitors in an area overlooked by the west front of St Anne’s Church. In the neighbouring small field, there were a number of goats with variously coloured furs. In between the animal areas, there were terrains planted with vegetables, fruits, and flowering plants. Signs in both English and Bengali exhorted people to wash their hands after touching animals.

This compact but lovely farm is in the heart of what was once one of the most economically-deprived areas of London. I enjoyed visiting it, and when I was there I could see that children were loving the experiences that are otherwise difficult for London children to savour.
SPITALFIELDS CITY FARM probably, t…
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