London City Farms

London’s 12 City Farms are educational green spaces – with livestock and gardens – that connect city people with farming, food production, and the natural environment. Together we serve more than half a million Londoners every year.

Each Farm represents the character of its local community and offers services suited to their needs. We provide a unique resource for London’s urban population to experience seasonal farming activities firsthand.

The Farms are community hubs that bring people of all backgrounds and ages together in shared experiences. We are spaces to visit, volunteer, learn, take part and have fun.

We are all charities, and all free to visit.

You can support all 12 City Farms with a donation to the
“Celebrate London’s City Farms” campaign

London’s Twelve City Farms

Deen City Farm & Riding School

A farm and riding school in SW19
www.deencityfarm.co.uk

A 5-acre urban farm and riding school open to visitors in the heart of the London Borough of Merton.

Open to the public Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays 10:00 to 16:30. Open late till 18:00 on Tuesdays in July and August booking required

Freightliners Farm

A city farm Islington, WC1X
www.freightlinersfarm.org.uk

A 2.5 acre urban farm within the borough of Islington, providing opportunities in farming and gardening.

Open to the public: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:30-3:30pm Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm.

Hackney City Farm

A city farm in Hackney, E2
www.hackneycityfarm.co.uk

Hackney City Farm was established in 1984, and has been giving the local community the opportunity to experience farming since.

Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00–16:30
Closed Monday except bank holidays

Kentish Town City Farm

A city farm in Camden, NW5
www.ktcityfarm.org.uk

A sanctuary in the city, where everyone is welcome. With hands-on activities for early years to older people, the community comes together to care for animals, the land, wildlife and each other.

Open 9am to 5pm daily

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

Farm & activity centre in Barking & Dagenham, RM4
www.lambourne-end.org.uk

The 54 acre site offers a variety of programmes and residential courses using their farm, gardens and activity centre.

Photo Credit: Anna Laughland

Mudchute Park and Farm

A city farm and park in Tower Hamlets, E14
www.mudchute.org

Set in 32 acres of countryside in East London, the site has a working farm, stables and children’s nursery.

Open 9:00-17:00 daily

Spitalfields City Farm

A city farm in Tower Hamlets, E1
www.spitalfieldscityfarm.org

The farm was started in 1978 and offers opportunities to engage with animals and horticulture.

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 4:30pm.

Stepney City Farm

A city farm in Tower Hamlets, E1
stepneycityfarm.org

Stepney is a working farm, raising animals as well as growing food onsite. They host a weekly market, and showcase a variety of rural arts with their resident artists.

Open to the public 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Sunday.

Surrey Docks Farm

A city farm in Southwark, SE16
www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk

This 2-acre working farm on the south bank of the River Thames rears a range of livestock, tends food-growing gardens and delivers educational projects for the local community

Open to the public Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm

Photo Credit: Zoe Walde-Aldam, Sustain

Vauxhall City Farm

An inner city farm in Lambeth, SE11
www.vauxhallcityfarm.org

The most central of the city farms in London, this 1.5 acre site is home to a variety of animals and a community garden.

Open to the public Tuesday to Sunday, 10:30am – 4:00pm.

Wellgate Community Farm

A city farm in Barking & Dagenham, RM5
www.wellgatefarm.org

A 1.5 acre working farm that began in 1982, set up by volunteers and locals. The farm is open to visitors and encourages local participation.

Open to the public 9am-3.30pm (9-12pm on public holidays).

Woodlands Farm

A working farm in Greenwich, DA16
www.thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org

Located at Shooter’s Hill, the 89 acre site is the largest city farm in the UK. It is managed as a traditional working farm.

Open to the public Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holidays. 9.30am-4.30pm

If you’d like to have a look at some of the other projects we support, have a look at our Meet the Projects page.