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A locals' guide to Silvertown

"London Docklands are full of striking buildings and structures that dominate the skyline."

Michal Bocian

"Factory and warehouse conversions in the east end of London make characterful homes."

Stuart Harris

"Woolwich is affordable, it has great transport links, fantastic people and the new General Gordon Place is extraordinary."

Michael Schult

What is your favourite place?

Where do Silvertown locals go?

ExCel Centre

There are exhibitions held here all the time - most recently ComicCon. It was also the venue for many of the events during the 2012 Olympics.

Sunborn Yacht Hotel

A little known gem, the Sunborn is a fully functioning hotel held on a yacht next to the ExCel centre. You can go here just for the bar, as well as the half price buffet breakfast at the weekend too!

Run or Dye

The most fun you can have with a pair of trainers, never mind the mad dashing through colour stations where you're attacked with sachets of dye. There's also a music festival of colour! Run or Dye takes place not only in London, but all around the country and world.

Emirates Air Line

Breathtaking views over east London.

Up at the O2

A really good day out scaling the roof of the O2. Once at the top you can see across East London and you are directly in the flight path for City Airport, with the chance to take some good pictures of the landscape!

Susan Clark Interiors

A lovely independent interiors shop, selling fab pieces of furniture, fabrics, small gifts and unique cards.

Dynamix Health Club

The perfect place to go to relieve stress after work. It has an amazing free weights room and a cafe serving healthy juices and shakes made from a choice of protein brands.

Il Bianco

The best food at this little hidden gem in London! Great for occasions and loads of specials - the seafood is the best thing they do.

The Gun

A lovely riverside tavern hidden on the east side of the Isle with excellent food. The best place for a Sunday roast in East London and a good selection of real ales too.

The Cutty Sark

A really cosy pub, animal friendly, dining with a view and the best Sunday lunches in Greenwich!

Billingsgate Market

If you're cooking up a seafood dinner, this is the place to go to pick up high-quality and reasonably priced fish - way better than the supermarket.

Island Gardens

Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a picnic, dog walking or simply reading a book - but don't let the lovely views distract you!

Mudchute Park and Farm

An excellent activity for children and adults alike. The farm has a host of animals that you can feed and the park is an oasis of calm just moments from the businesses in Canary Wharf. You can also book horse riding lessons at the stables, admire the allotments or enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast at the farm kitchen.

Greenwich Park

Going for a run is never dull with this on your doorstep...

Chrisp Street Market

Poplar's vibrant pedestrianised market and one of a few places in London where you can buy a baguette and then a mop in under a minute!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Royal Docks, Woolwich, Charlton, North Greenwich, Upton Park, Poplar, Plaistow, West Ham, Isle Of Dogs and Canary Wharf

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"The largest sound ever heard in London was purportedly from an explosion from Brunner Mond Chemical Works in Silvertown near West Ham, where 50 tonnes of TNT exploded - a blast so large that it blew the windows of the Savoy hotel and almost overturned a taxi in Pall Mall."

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Child-friendly activities near Silvertown

Trapeze Tots

Hangar Arts Trust
Let your little ones bounce, balance and learn the foundations of circus skills with experienced instructors in a safe group environment. 6 Week Term: 16:00 - 17:00 Tuesdays 2nd June to 7th July Fee £60 (2 child sibling discount £108) Website

Toy Library

Pound Park Nursery School and Children’s Centre
Our very busy toy library is run by our volunteer Pam. Sessions are busy and fun ending with a few songs and rhymes. Come along and join us in the family room. For a small annual fee of £5 (£2.50 if you are in receipt of benefits) you can borrow from our selection of excellent toys. Website

Pound Park - Baby & Toddler Groups

Pound Park Nursery School and Early Years Centre
Our groups are an opportunity for parents/carers to play and become involved in a variety of activities with their children,including, painting, sticking, sand, water. Website

Toy Library - Cardwell Children's Centre

Cardwell Children’s Centre
Greenwich Toy & Leisure Library Association offers services for children with special needs and their families/carers in Greenwich. The Toy Library provides therapeutic, educational and stimulating toys and equipment to families with the intention of promoting play and recreation as a means to the development of disabled children and young people. The Toy Library offers a wide range of services home visiting support to parents and carers, holidays and outings and access to a sensory studio. Website

Messy Morning-Woolwich Library

Woolwich Centre Library
Woolwich Library with modern facility is conveniently located close to the town centre, making it an accessible library for all to use. Libraries are places for everyone to use and enjoy. They're our community centres, information hubs, space to learn or think and make ourselves feel better. Website

Rhyme Time-Woolwich Library

Woolwich Centre Library
Woolwich Library is situated in the heart of Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. This modern facility is conveniently located close to the town centre, making it an accessible library for all to use. Libraries are places for everyone to use and enjoy. Website

Knit and natter

The Woolwich Centre
Come along and learn to knit with a friendly group of knitting lovers. Learn the basics in o Casting on and off o How to follow a pattern. You'll be knitting with confidence in no time. Website
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