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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.

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!

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!

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.

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 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.

Susan Clark Interiors

Susan Clark Interiors

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

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!

Vijay's Chawalla

Vijay's Chawalla

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

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.

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark

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

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

"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."

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

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

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The O2 Arena looks even more impressive at night...

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  1. Canning town is somewhat overlooked by most buyers, but it has some of the best transport links in London, DLR, Jubilee Line, CrossRail (soon) the Emirates Airline and City Airport - so for access to London it offers excellent value to potential property buyers. And with the new high street, shops, facilities and general improvements (including London City Island.) With a lot of new houses and flats, this can only bring more retail and business to the area, so it's a place to keep an eye on. Zone 2/3 and on the night service, buses to everywhere and the Excel is nearby too so it's a bustling place when any exhibitions are on too. I have also heard that the new properties at Royal Gateway are aiming to become a Borough Market of East London - that would be amazing...

  2. You can gaze over the shimmering water of the great, historic dock in the morning in a five minute walk to the DLR station. There are new restaurants, bars and shops appearing every week and it is fast becoming a bustling young community. Cross Rail is coming and the buzz is growing - it's fantastic.

  3. The underground and DLR station is nearby. Also the entire Dockland area starts from here; Holiday Inn, Excel Centre, Cable car, City Airport all are nearby. Co-operative to McDonalds all are here.

  4. I love how tranquil it is along the Thames, whilst having a great amount of contemporary art and history nearby.

  5. Canning Town has great transport links, it is on the Jubilee line and takes 2 minutes to get to the O2; 5 minutes to get to Canary Wharf and 20 minutes to Green Park in the West End. It also has DLR stations which makes it easy to get to City Airport, Bank and Tower Hill. There is a new DLR route that will connect Canning Town with Stratford City Westfield shopping centre, right next to the Olympic Park; and Stratford International Eurostar station, that will open in August 2011. There will even be a Crossrail Station in Custom House in 2018. It is just a quick stroll down to the lovely and picturesque Royal Docks, where the Excel Centre is located, there are also some nice pubs, restaurants and wine bars, and is a lovely area to walk around. Some large areas of Canning Town are currently being regenerated. Over the next couple of years there will be a new town centre built opposite the station and new shops and a street market on Barking Road. The developments, which you can see as you wander around the town, will also include new housing; office space; retail, including a new Morrisons supermarket and leisure amenities. I have lived here for about 7 years and have seen the place improve dramatically, there is a diverse population and most people are very friendly. I can't wait for the new regeneration to be completed for it to become a really great area to live in.

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Child-friendly activities near E16

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

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

About E16

E16 is the postcode district in East London incorporating the areas of Silvertown, North Woolwich, Canning Town, Custom House, London City Airport. The local authority covering E16 is Newham. The postcode area does not cover all of east London; the remainder is covered by the RM (Romford) and IG postcode areas.

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