Spitalfields City Farm
Spitalfields City Farm began in 1978 as an allotment scheme on derelict land. It has since developed into an urban farm which aims to bring the countryside and rural activities to the East End.
Tucked away behind Allen Gardens and covering around one and a half acres, the farm is a tranquil oasis on the very edge of the City of London.
Animals, including rare breeds
We keep a range of animals, some of which are rare breeds, including two pigs, named Watson and Holmes, sheep, goats, pony, donkey, chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchilla, friendly ferrets, and a farmyard cat, named Ginga.
Each spring we hope to have lambs and kids.
Although the animals will always be the main attraction at the farm, our developing horticultural project is flourishing, with space for growing outside a wildlife garden and a pond.
Our plants are grown in the best home made compost in the East End!
Running alongside the general horticulture project is the 'Coriander Club', a group of local women who grow their own vegetables, whilst learning basic English as a second language.
The farm's education programme is an exciting learning experience, linking farm resources with subjects across the curriculum. We offer a range of structured activities or informal sessions designed around individual group requirements.
- Activities linked to key skills
- Recycling and composting
- Pond dipping
- Animal handling and care
- Sheep shearing and wool
- Drama, pottery and arts and crafts.
- After School Clubs for 8-13 year olds
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Open every day except Mondays 10.00am - 4.30pm.
Admission is free for general visits, but please call to find out the cost of activities.
Aldgate East, Whitechapel & Liverpool St (10-12mins).
D3 bus to Bethnal Green Chest Hospital stops closest to the Farm
Spitalfields City Farm Postcode for SatNav: E1 5AR