Queens Park Guide
Queens Park itself is a well planted mature park with an excellent range of facilities including a children’s play area, tennis courts, a duck pond and a café. The drives surrounding the park are occupied with imposing detached and semi-detached Victorian villas with some more modern homes. The area around this is largely made up of Victorian and Edwardian terraced family homes.
The Independent, located on the corner of Albion Hill and Queens Park Road, is superb. A proper independent freehouse, serving an amazing selection of local food and drinks, this is definitely a place to visit for a spot of refreshment.
Best place to eat
Wild Cherry on Queen’s Park Road has a fiercely loyal following. It’s a great little organic café run by really friendly staff. Good food and a warm welcome, great for casual lunches.
Best thing to see or do
The Friends of Queens Park run some really good events in the park throughout the year. Picnic in the Park in June is a really good day out with live bands, food stall, baking competitions and plenty more. A good old-fashioned family day out.
Best Kept Secret
Carols in the Park; a lot of parks around the city host some form of carols but there is something special about having the Salvation Army Band leading the singalong.
Reason to live there
There is some superb architecture around Queen’s Park and not just the period properties. Look carefully and there are some striking new homes as well. There are also plenty of traditional family homes and these are well served by both St Luke’s & Queen’s Park Primary Schools. The park itself is stunning with plenty to entertain the whole family, while excellent bus services connect Queen Park with the city centre and central Kemptown is only a short walk away.