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Emirates Air Line

Emirates Air Line

Breathtaking views over east London.

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!

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.

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.

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!

Il Bianco

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 Black Lion Pub

The Black Lion Pub

Best Saturday lunch offer!

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.

The Gun

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.

Billingsgate Market

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.

Chrisp Street Market

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!

Susan Clark Interiors

Susan Clark Interiors

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

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.

Crossrail Place

Crossrail Place

Not just a terminal for Crossrail, but a mecca for restaurants and shopping. There is also a lovely relaxing winter garden.

Canada Square Park

Canada Square Park

Whether it's a music event, car exhibition or watching a top sporting match on one of the big screens, sit back and grab a drink in the heart of Canary Wharf.

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

"Built in 1864, Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse is London's last surviving lighthouse, but sadly it no longer serves its original purpose. It is now used as space for art projects."

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

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

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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

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

Gymboree Docklands


Gymboree are the experts in early childhood development and we know children, we know what works, what engages, and what is appropriate for the many different developmental stages between birth and age 5. 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

Chinese Tuition


Are you ready to start an adventure to the Chinese world? Are you new to Chinese language and want to learn more about it? Are you stuck at the same level for a long time and want to break through? If any of your answer is YES here's the place for you! * Time commitment: - For your best learning result it's suggested that you have at least 1.5 hours tuition and another 2 hours home study per week. * Availability: - Fairly flexible with enough notice Website

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