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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 Haywood (nee Lega)

"I love walking along the Lee Navigation in Hackney Wick and looking at all the charming narrow boats."

Alexandra Haywood (nee Lega)

What is your favourite place?

Where do E3 locals go?

Tredegar Square

Beautiful green space in zone 2.

The Palm Tree

A local drinking institution that retains its traditional decor - a proper East End boozer with plenty of character in Millennium Park.

Victoria Park

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.

Pavilion Café

A great place to grab a coffee, freshly prepared snacks or cake, while overlooking one of Victoria Park's lakes.

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.

Common Greenway Cafe

Hidden gem, relaxed environment, friendly staff and great food!

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.

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!

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.

Print House

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!

The Copper Box Arena

As well as an arena for sporting events, you can use the gym facilities too.

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.

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.

York Hall Leisure Centre

Famous gym, spa and boxing venue!

The Pie Crust Cafe

A family business, absolutely delicious Thai food and great prices.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Bow, Victoria Park, Bethnal Green, Limehouse, Homerton, Stratford, West Ham, Hackney, Whitechapel and Clapton

What do you love about E3?

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

September 2017


"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."

February 2015


"Vibrant and multicultural, Mile End is buzzing and full of hidden gems down every street"

February 2015


"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."

January 2015


"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."

January 2015


"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

January 2015


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"Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) stayed at Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, E3 in 1931."

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Child-friendly activities near E3

Tiny Time Music- Royak Inn- Victoria Park

Royal 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 Mums

Royal Inn On The Park
Big Little Singers is a new singing group for Mum's, Dad's, Grandparents and babies. Website

Baby Sensory classes

The 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 Park

Hackney 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 Park

Hackney 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 Smarts

V&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 storytelling

V&A Museum of Childhood
Sensory storytelling for children aged 5 and under, inspired by well-loved animal tales. Website
  1. About E3

    E3 is the postcode district in East London incorporating the areas of Bow, Bromley-by-Bow, Old Ford, Mile End, Three Mills, London Gas Museum. The local authorities covering E3 are Tower Hamlets, 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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