When plans were announced to build on Hilly Fields many years ago, Octavia Hill, one of the three founders of the National Trust, was instrumental in helping local people raise funds in order to preserve the land as a park. As a direct result of the campaign, the land was purchased by London County Council and on 16th May 1896 Hilly Fields was dedicated to the public.
Today the park has something for everyone: a children’s playground, enclosed picnic area, cricket pitch, three tennis courts; a basketball court; a dog exercise area, a football pitch; the bowling club; a stone circle, a monthly farmers market and regular park runs. Plus standing 175 feet above sea level, Hilly Fields commands great views over Lewisham and the City of London.
Conveniently located near to the local shops in Ladywell, Pistachos in the Park is the ideal place to take a break away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Whether you are looking for a quick cup of tea or something more substantial there is plenty to enjoy inside our spacious café or al fresco.
So why not come along and enjoy our delicious fayre and admire the fine views at the same time!
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