City Farms in London

Tucked behind main roads and residential streets all over London are places that connect our rural and urban worlds. To find City Farms in your area use our clickable map or scroll down for a complete list of the 12 City Farms in London.

The City Farm Movement

The City Farm Movement began in 1972 with one donated goat. Today 12 city farms reach half a million Londoners of all backgrounds and generations every year. Each one is open-access, free to enter, and offers close-up interaction with farm animals. City Farms also…

Bridge Divides: linking the inner city, the countryside, and the source of our food, and linking Londoners to one another. 

Promote good physical and mental health: volunteering programmes support wellbeing with a noted effect on the mild anxiety and depression that so many experience. 

Give everyone a chance to contribute to civil society: Supported volunteering programmes offer a wide range of opportunities for people of all skills and abilities.

Educate: School visits, college placements, and public engagement open horizons to farming, heritage, traditional crafts, healthy food, and how to protect and enjoy our natural world.  

Grow: Farms provide space and support for community food-growing.  Farms embody the best of British food with high standards of taste, nutrition, sustainability, and animal welfare. 

Are fun! Farms are welcoming, safe places for adventurous children and young people, schools, young families, and everyone else too. 

London’s Thirteen City Farms

Deen City Farm & Riding School

A farm and riding school in SW19

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 19:00 on Tuesdays booking required

Freightliners Farm

A city farm Islington, WC1X

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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