The chinese pagoda in Victoria Park
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Chinese Pagoda Island - Victoria Park

The original Victorian pagoda was demolished in the 1950s and was restored with Heritage Lottery funding in 2011. A new bridge was built to architect James Pennethorne's original designs.

The island sits in the West Boating Lake. It is accessible from Crown Gate West, Royal Gate West, and Bonner Gate. There is no vehicle access onto the island, though you may unload nearby. There are access restrictions on the bridge. Only limited infrastructure can be carried onto the island.

The Chinese Pagoda is one of the park’s most iconic landmarks. Set on a peaceful island in an ornamental lake, it is an oasis of calm. The surroundings provide a stunning backdrop for your event.

Linked to the park by two bridges, it is perfect for intimate events. The pagoda can be hired for your exclusive use. It is suitable for small blessing ceremonies, as well as corporate parties and promotional activities.

  • Beautiful island space for private events
  • Chinese Pagoda and surrounding lake provides stunning backdrop 
  • Exclusive use for event hire
  • Perfect for small celebrations and parties
  • Central location in the western side of Victoria Park 

Key information

Chinese Pagoda Island size: 3,500 sqm
Chinese Pagoda Island capacity: up to 100

Please note the size and capacity stated is indicative only. You must rely on your own measurements for your event. Your capacity will depend on the type and nature of your event. You should also allow for loss of space for infrastructure onsite, such as stages and tents. Event capacity is at the council’s discretion subject to a planning process.

Suitable for

tick Arts / Cultural
tick Parties

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