Victoria Park in the snow: The wintery wonderland on our doorstep [photoessay]

Dusting the pagoda, freezing East Lake and accentuating Coutt’s fountain, the piercing cold has brought a flurry of snow covering Vicky Park in a blanket of white. Our local photographers capture its festive beauty.

These photos of Victoria Park covered in snow will help to banish any blues you might have this winter. Picturesque all year round, this green space on our doorstep has been transformed into an ethereal world dusted with snowflakes.

It has been bitingly cold this past week, with the Met Office issuing a level three cold weather alert on Friday. But those chilly toes and foggy windshields are made slightly more bearable when the snowflakes start falling, particularly when you have Vicky Park on your doorstep. 

If you usually go through the park on your morning commute, be sure to stroll past the frozen lake, glittering in the early morning light. The wide pathways cutting through the park are turned into snowy tundras, sealed with the footprints of excited children (and adults too).  

The Chinese Pagoda, modelled as it was on the 1841 version built by James Pennethorne, is dusted with snow that accentuates the oriental design. Originally designed as a summer house, we think it looks as pretty as a gingerbread house in this weather. 

The Coutt’s drinking fountain clad in white is straight from a Dickens novel, evoking visions of winter’s past. The gothic architecture attracts photographers and filmmakers year round and you’ll spot this as the backdrop for several grime music videos.

Running along the park’s edge is the Regent’s Canal where the barges float silently on the water like glaciers in icy oceans. With night-time temperatures dropping below freezing every night this week, we hope our local boaties are keeping warm. 

Here is a collection of shots by our local photographers this year and in previous years out in droves capturing the mystical beauty of Victoria Park, transformed by an artic makeover this December.

Icy lake, fountain and bird sculptures in a snowy Victoria Park, East London, December 2022.
Photo by Lynsey Smyth, December 2022.
Coutts tower in snowy Victoria Park, East London, December 2022.
A snowy Coutts fountain, photo by Szerdi Nagy, December 2022.
Snowy Bonner Gate entrance to Victoria Park, East London, December 2022.
Looking onto a snowy landscape from Bonner Gate, photo by Szerdi Nagy, December 2022.
Lone tree, Victoria Park in the snow, 2021, photo by Tim Boddy
Photo by Tim Boddy, 2021.
Aerial shot of a snowy Victoria Park in 2021.
Photo by Wayne Baptiste, 2021.
Pink tower block, Clare House, seen from snowy Victoria Park in 2021
Photo by Jane Chapman, 2021.
Snowy barges on Regent's Canal, Victoria Park, 2021
Regents Canal in a snow shower, photo by Joe Cushing, February 2021.
Victoria Park in the snow, East London, 2021
Chinese Pagoda, photo by Jasmin Sultana, February 2021.
Coutts Fountain, Victoria Park in the snow, East London, 2021
Coutts Fountain by Dawud Marsh, February 2021.
Aerial shot of Victoria Park in the snow, East London, 2021
Photo by Dawud Marsh, February 2021.
Seagulls above snowy lake, Victoria Park in the snow, 2021
Seagulls over a frozen Victoria Park lake, photo by Tania Olive, February 2021.
Bridge and pagoda, Victoria Park in the snow, 2021
The Chinese Pagoda in a snowy Victoria Park, photo by Tania Olive, February 2021.
Drained Hertford Union Canal, Victoria Park in the snow, 2021
Drained Hertford Union canal dusted with snow, photo by Grace Pham, February 2021.

If you enjoyed this article, you may be interested in our photo essay on Regent’s Canal.

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One thought on “Victoria Park in the snow: The wintery wonderland on our doorstep [photoessay]

  • Amazing photos. Thank you

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