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The Red Lion

The Red Lion

Great pub, sourdough pizza and family friendly. Also makes a great cocktail and has a large and lovely garden.

Run or Dye

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.

ExCel Centre

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.

Dynamix Health Club

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.

Boathouse Cafe

Boathouse Cafe

Cafe and bar close to the river

Sunborn Yacht Hotel

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!

The Larder

The Larder

Great Coffee and Cake - It has only just opened!

Emirates Air Line

Emirates Air Line

Breathtaking views over east London.

The Black Lion Pub

The Black Lion Pub

Best Saturday lunch offer!

Vijay's Chawalla

Vijay's Chawalla

A down to earth vegetarian Indian restaurant, with tasty, inexpensive, healthy and authentic food.

Ambala

Ambala

A fantastic Asian confectionary shop selling both sweet and savoury treats on Green Street, close to Upton Park Underground Station.

Panda's Kitchen

Panda's Kitchen

Chinese takeaway if you're in between the Forest Gate and Upton Park Area. All fresh ingredients, amazing portions and cooked with loads of colour and flavour!

London Fish Bazaar

London Fish Bazaar

This excellent fish shop buys in their fish from Billingsgate Market. They cater for a variety of cultures, with a range of exotic fish.

Pie Republic

Pie Republic

Great traditional pie and mash.

Up at the O2

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!

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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

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

Japanese Mothers Group

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. Website

Together Senses Art Group

Woolwich Centre Library
Unlock your artistic talents at Together sense art classes at Woolwich Library on Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Website

Movers & Cruisers

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Movers and Cruisers is a parent / carer and baby group for mobile babies and toddlers. Every week we meet up, normally on a Thursday morning, and head somewhere so our children can romp about and let off steam (and we can chat and catch up). Website

Penelope Fitstar Bootcamp for Mums

East Greenwich Pleasaunce
Friendly, fun outdoor bootcamp classes to get you bikini fit. We don't shout or intimidate but encourage you to push yourself. Lots of fatburning and toning of all the areas women want to tone (abs, thighs, upper arms, backs, waist). Please bring water and a towel to put on the ground for ab work. We're there all weathers, its fine in the rain with a waterproof jacket. Plenty of chat and gossip to take your mind off the hard work.... Website

LCF Language School


Give your little ones a head start in exploring and understanding other languages. LCF Language School is running classes in French and Spanish. Children will be taught in fun, interactive sessions using games, craft, drama, story-times and active play. Website

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