The air quality monitoring station in Victoria Park is classified as 'urban background', i.e. it is away from major sources of pollution and is broadly representative of the London-wide background air quality. The station started monitoring on 25th July 2012 and is by the tennis courts, approximately 300 metres from any roads.
The station monitors:
The air quality data prior to 26 November 2016 was collected by the London Air Quality Network, part of the Environmental Research Group at King's College London. It is now collected by Ricardo-AEA Ltd.
The air quality monitoring station on Mile End Road, in the Queen Mary Engineering Faculty building, is classified as 'roadside'. The station started monitoring on 10th March 1994 and is 4.2 metres from the road. The station monitors nitrogen dioxide.
Air quality data for Mile End Road is provided by the London Air Quality Network, part of the Environmental Research Group at King's College London.