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Honor Oak Park

Find out more about Honor Oak Park including local events, democracy, schools, transport links and more.

Local democracy

The area is split between Crofton Park and Telegraph Hill wards.

Leisure and arts

Parks and open spaces

Families

  • Honor Oak Youth Club
  • Hatcham Oak Children's Centre
  • Beecroft Garden Children's Centre
  • Kilmorie Children's Centre

Transport

Rail

  • Honor Oak Park – London Bridge, Victoria, Caterham and East London Line

Bus

Walking and cycling

History

On May Day in 1602, Elizabeth 1 picnicked with Sir Richard Bulkeley of Beaumaris besides an oak tree at the summit of One Tree Hill. The tree became known as the Oak of Honor. At the top is a successor to the historic oak, planted in 1905.

There is also a gun emplacement from the First World War. A beacon (and a telegraph) were used here by the East India Company and during the Napoleonic Wars.

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