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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 Red Lion

The Red Lion

Great pub, sourdough pizza and family friendly. Also makes a great cocktail and has a large and lovely garden.

The Larder

The Larder

Great Coffee and Cake - It has only just opened!

Panda's Kitchen

Panda's Kitchen

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!

Ambala

Ambala

A fantastic Asian confectionary shop selling both sweet and savoury treats on Green Street, close to Upton Park Underground Station.

London Fish Bazaar

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.

Boathouse Cafe

Boathouse Cafe

Cafe and bar close to the river

Vijay's Chawalla

Vijay's Chawalla

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

Pie Republic

Pie Republic

Great traditional pie and mash.

The Black Lion Pub

The Black Lion Pub

Best Saturday lunch offer!

Golden Fleece

Golden Fleece

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.

Corner Kitchen

Corner Kitchen

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.

Tromso E7

Tromso E7

Amazing coffee and breakfast! Really cute ambiance.

Compôtes

Compôtes

This cafe next to Wanstead Park Station makes a great cappuccino!

Wanstead Park

Wanstead Park

Home to a variety of wildlife, Wanstead Park and its pond are fantastic on a lazy Sunday; take a stroll and feed the ducks and geese.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Upton Park, Plashet, Barking, Upton, Plaistow, Loxford, Manor Park, Forest Gate, Eastbury and Clementswood

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Investment from the Mayor's Out of London fund has made a marked difference with new public spaces and community projects...

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Barking has a lot to offer - shops, schools and river walks...and with a massive regeneration programme already under way, its future is very bright...

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Many people don't realise it's only a quick train ride into central London from Barking Station!

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  1. I love East Ham for it's open green spaces and cockney locals!

  2. I love East Ham because it has beautiful houses, tree-lined streets and great schools. Also it has a diverse community, and loads of green spaces.

  3. I love this multicultural area where everyone comes from a different country or background. I love that the rent is more affordable than other areas. And I love how friendly the shop keepers are on the high street, very pleasant living experience.

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Child-friendly activities near East Ham

Movers & Cruisers

Space,
Movers and Cruisers is a parent / carer and baby group for mobile babies and toddlers. Every week we meet up, normally on a Thursday morning, and head somewhere so our children can romp about and let off steam (and we can chat and catch up). Website

The Rabbit Hole

The Rabbit Hole
The magic of Alice in Wonderland has arrived in Lincoln in the form of a new tea room in Lincoln. Expect to find the beloved characters from the novel painted on the walls with creative décor throughout and a range of food and drink based around the book!

Baby Dance

Stratford Circus
This popular class provides babies with a movement, sensory, rhythmical experience in a playful environment supported by their parent or carer. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Website

Glee Club

Stratford Circus,
If you love acting, singing and performing, this club is for you and all levels of experience are welcome. Glee Club members take part in singing and songwriting workshops, dance master-classes, drama games and exercises, and create their very own productions and sharings for friends and family to enjoy. Website

Toddler Jam-Music and Movement

Stratford Circus,
Calling all toddler musicians and their grown ups! Nori, on the guitar, will take you on a journey through the world of music from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Twist & Shout. This music and movement session includes dancing and jamming to child-friendly versions of reggae, folk, pop, rock 'n' roll and world music classics. It's slightly alternative, slightly crazy and completely energetic! Come along and join in the fun! Website

Once There Was, The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers

Discover Children’s Story Centre,
Explore Oliver Jeffers' magical worlds in an interactive exhibition bringing his fabulous picture books to life. Play in your favourite scenes from How to Catch a Star, Up and Down, Lost and Found and The Way Back Home. Take a trip to the seaside, row a boat, make friends with a penguin, and listen to a story. Website

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

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