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Mile End Park (London)

Mile End Park is a large urban park at Mile End in East London.

It is over a mile long, and covers 75 acres.

From 1820 to 1838, the area was a pleasure garden and tea garden. Although less fashionable than Vauxhall or Ranelagh, the 6d entrance fee ensured that it remained comparatively genteel.

After the death of George V in 1936, a charity was set up to create playing fields in his memory. Mile End received the highest grant in the country. In 1944, bombing created more land which subsequently became part of the park, and the plans largely came to fruition in 1995.

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