Spitalfields City Farm

Weaver Street, Spitalfields, London E1 5HJ

For a rare bit of rustic life in what is by any standards a very urban area, there’s Spitalfields City Farm, a delightful community farm that was set up in the 1970s. Its network of volunteers care for animals such as Bayleaf the Donkey and Bramble the goat, as well as maintaining the gardens and helping organize and run projects. There’s a range of imaginative courses, from beehive-making to veg-growing and cooking (the ‘pick and cook’ sessions are especially popular) and they also have courses on caring for animals. All very educational, but most of all it’s a welcome bit of green space in the city.

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