A locals' guide to E3
"The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been a fantastic addition to Stratford, putting our area on the map!"Joshua Mugume
"Bounded by canals and close to the Olympic Park, I often go running round Victoria Park."Alexandra Lega
"I love walking along the Lee Navigation in Hackney Wick and looking at all the charming narrow boats."Alexandra Lega
Where do E3 locals go?
The Palm Tree
A local drinking institution that retains its traditional decor - a proper East End boozer with plenty of character in Millennium Park.
Submitted by Andrew
Skateboarding through Victoria Park is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Possibly heading to Broadway Market after to find coffee and more than likely after a few skateboard tricks, a pharmacy.
Submitted by Daisy
A great place to grab a coffee, freshly prepared snacks or cake, while overlooking one of Victoria Park's lakes.
Submitted by Andrew
Swing Patrol Victoria Park
I love the beginner swing dance classes at The Royal Inn on the Park every Tuesday. The classes are fun, the teachers and students are friendly and the dancing is great! A great way to meet new people, get some exercise and, of course, learn to dance.
Submitted by Stef
Common Greenway Cafe
Hidden gem, relaxed environment, friendly staff and great food!
Submitted by Karen
Victoria Park Market
Open every Sunday, you can enjoy a Sunday walk in the park and have a bite to eat and a pint in the middle of it! Great day out with family or friends on a nice and sunny day.
Submitted by Michal
ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide
On the doorstep of Victoria Park and Stratford within the Olympic Park - the world's tallest tunnel slide. Not your average Helter Skelter and not for the faint hearted!
Submitted by Daren
The ArcelorMittal Orbit
Britain's largest piece of art, you can buy tickets to go up and view London from the top, as well as abseil down and hire it out for private events.
Submitted by Simon
A Shorditch-y looking bar on Stratford's High Street next to the water. If you want to have a drink with friends where you can actually hear them talk, this is the place!
Submitted by Martin
The Copper Box Arena
As well as an arena for sporting events, you can use the gym facilities too.
Submitted by Simon
London Aquatics Centre
London Aquatics Centre is the most technologically advanced and stunning swimming facility in the world and part of the 2012 London Olympic legacy.
Submitted by Simon
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The perfect place to play outdoor games with kids or friends, have a romantic picnic or for a good cardio workout - amazing scenery of both nature and modern architecture.
Submitted by Gerald
The Pie Crust Cafe
A family business, absolutely delicious Thai food and great prices.
Submitted by Gintare
Why do you find E3 a great place to live?
"I love Bow because it's a quiet, green and peaceful area whilst being situated in Zone 2 with access to numerous tube / DLR / bus routes (including the night tube at Mile End station). I work in Canary Wharf and wanted somewhere with an easy commute yet also being well situated for weekends out in central London. My dad (who admittedly deplores London and city life in general) has even referred to my place as "a quiet... more
"E3 is so friendly as when we first moved in, the neighbourhood welcomed us in and we settled in so easily it was like we never even moved. Plus you would never see such great community spirit. and it is a great place for kids to live as it is right to Victoria park. Also it is next to Roman road market for all you shopping lovers."
"Vibrant and multicultural, Mile End is buzzing and full of hidden gems down every street"
"Bow is quiet and safe, lovely surrounding area with brick houses and typical British streets full of green trees,and still in quick reach of East & Central London,the places where I go out,work and study."
"Perfect links to Everywhere with District, Hammersmith and City and DLR. Commutes to Jubilee in 1 stop and Central line in 2 stops.You can be Anywhere in zones 1, 2 and 3 in less than 30 mins."
"Bow is very well located for transport being close to mile end station for fast central line access to the west end and city. It is also on the district/Hammersmith lines from bow station allowing direct access to main railway stations. Locally, the Stratford Olympic park is just 10 minutes away by bus for swimming and badminton and great walks, kids playgrounds and Stratford Westfield shopping centre. For more upmarket entert... more
What do you like about E3?
Did you know?
"The American Dennis Severs captured a perfect recreation of what it would be like to live in the 17th century by turning this house in Spitafields into a "time capsule" of different historical styles that is now open to the public...including different smells for the different epochs!"
Child-friendly activities near E3
Tiny Time Music- Royak Inn- Victoria ParkRoyal Inn on the Park
Bring your babies and toddlers to join Holly, Anita and Steven for a fun introduction to musical concepts, using singing, instrument playing, listening and dancing to music from classical traditions, contemporary music and music from around the world! Drop in class. No need to book! Website
Big Little Singers - Baby friendly choir for MumsRoyal Inn On The Park
Big Little Singers is a new singing group for Mum's, Dad's, Grandparents and babies. Website
Baby Sensory classesThe Royal Inn on the Park
Baby Sensory's award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby's sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Trial class is £5.00 & £45/5weeks Website
Acting Bugs - Victoria ParkHackney Forge
Acting Bugs classes are weekly drama sessions carefully devised so the parent/carer can join in alongside the child. The sessions are themed half termly and incorporate an ongoing story which includes singing, movement, puppets, props and improvisation. Website
Diddy Bugs - Victoria ParkHackney Forge
Diddy Bugs classes are weekly drama sessions for toddlers. These delightful story based sessions are repeated for approximately 4-5 weeks as children love the repetition and become familiar with the characters and story. Website
Art SmartsV&A Museum of Childhood
Kids can get creative with our drop-in arts and crafts sessions, and make an amazing piece of art inspired by the Museum to take home. For children of all ages. Website
Animal Magic-Sensory storytellingV&A Museum of Childhood
Sensory storytelling for children aged 5 and under, inspired by well-loved animal tales. Website
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