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Live The Farm Life in London: 10 City Farms Not to Miss

Updated: 5 days ago

Want to swap skyscrapers for stables and get a taste of the countryside without leaving London? The city is home to numerous city farms where you can meet adorable animals, enjoy lush gardens, and get involved with eco-friendly activities.


A picture of Spitafields City Farm in London

These community green spaces allow urbanites to reconnect with nature. They provide a valuable respite from London's bustle while educating visitors about agriculture, sustainability, and conservation.


Here are 14 of the best city farms in London that you should add to your sightseeing list:


Stepney City Farm


Tucked away in Stepney Green, this long-running farm offers community workshops and hosts a popular Farmer's Market every Saturday.


Visit the farm here


Spitalfields City Farm


Located on the edge of bustling Brick Lane and just a few minutes away from the the city’s square mile, Spitalfields City Farm provides an unexpected countryside escape. Visitors can meet Holmes the pig, Hamish the goat or snap a picture with Bayleaf the donkey.


Learn more here


Hackney City Farm


This small community charity in Hackney offers the opportunity to get close to a range of farmyard animals and plant vegetables. This local initiative is dedicated to helping people learn and get closer to nature and the environment.


Visit Hackney city farm here


Kentish Town City Farm


Kentish Town City Farm is the UK's 1st city farm, founded in 1972. This charity based in the London Borough of Camden is home to a vibrant community garden with lots of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.


Read more about the farm here


Vauxhall City Farm


Packed into a compact site surrounded by high-rise blocks, this Vauxhall gem contains a large array of farm animals plus gardening, a cafe, and ecology activities.


Discover the farm here


Deen City Farm


Tucked into southwest London's Morden Hall Park, Deen City Farm has pony rides, a petting zoo, and a stable yard. Look out for fuzzy new ducklings!



Freightliners Farm


This small community volunteer-run farm in Islington is home to cows, sheeps, goats and poultry.


Check their website to find out more about their community activities.

A sheep in a farm

Surrey Docks Farm


By the Thames in Rotherhithe, this family-friendly working city farm is a non-profit enabling the local community to learn hands-on about agriculture, raising animals, and the outdoors. They offer a variety of educational programs to engage underserved groups and rely on hundreds of committed volunteers who donate their time on a weekly basis.


Read their website here


Oasis Farm Waterloo


Tucked away in central London’s Waterloo area, this urban farm has turned a piece of abandoned land into a thriving community asset and sanctuary for wildlife. Through their efforts, the once-barren tract has been transformed into a flourishing eco-friendly oasis for city dwellers.


Read more here


Mudchute Park & Farm


Located in East London, Mudchute is a 32-acre community charity comprised of a working farm, children’s nursery, and a wide array of educational activities.


Discover one of London's biggest city farms here


 

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