Not Brockley Central: Hackney City Farm

A miniature alternative to Mudchute, Hackney City Farm is five minutes walk from Hoxton tube station, located inside Haggerston Park, which is also worth a visit.

No surprises with the animals - pigs, goats, guinea pigs, rabbits and donkeys are among the urban farm classics - but the chickens and geese potter about freely and the walled garden and cafe will help you extend your stay.