Perfect for those working in the City and Canary Wharf
"Factory and warehouse conversions in the east end of London make characterful homes."Stuart Harris
"London Docklands are full of striking buildings and structures that dominate the skyline."Michal Bocian
"Investment from the Mayor's Out of London fund has made a marked difference with new public spaces and community projects..."Joshua Mugume
Where do Beckton locals go?
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.
Submitted by Kayleigh
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.
Submitted by Simon
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.
Submitted by Gerald
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!
Submitted by Simon
A down to earth vegetarian Indian restaurant, with tasty, inexpensive, healthy and authentic food.
Submitted by Jennifer
A fantastic Asian confectionary shop selling both sweet and savoury treats on Green Street, close to Upton Park Underground Station.
Submitted by Charlotte
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!
Submitted by Siobhan
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.
Submitted by Charlotte
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!
Submitted by Hollie
Fantastic family orientated cafe serving unique stone baked pizzas, homemade cakes and featuring a basement playground with dedicated activities throughout the week for under 5's. Great place to take babies and toddlers.
Submitted by Stan
A hidden gem in Forest Gate Village overlooking Wanstead Flats, this pub has recently undergone a full refurbishment and has a huge beer garden at the rear.
Submitted by Natalie
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.
Submitted by Olivia
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"Beckton Sewage Works treats on average 450 Olympic sized swimming pools worth of sewage every day!"
Child-friendly activities near Beckton
Trapeze TotsHangar 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 - Cardwell Children's CentreCardwell 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
Knit and natterThe 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 GroupWoolwich 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 GroupWoolwich Centre Library
Unlock your artistic talents at Together sense art classes at Woolwich Library on Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Website
Story Time- Woolwich LibraryThe Woolwich Centre
Woolwich Library is situated in the heart of Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. 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
Messy Morning-Woolwich LibraryWoolwich 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
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