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Sawmill Cafe

Sawmill Cafe

Great cakes and coffee.

London Aquatics Centre

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.

iFratelli

iFratelli

Traditional fish and chips and authentic pizza served in this Italian family-run takeaway.

Print House

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 ArcelorMittal Orbit

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.

Signorelli

Signorelli

Best brunch and artisan bakery in East London. Freshly made bread, foccacia, brioche, cakes, pastries....as well as a custom celebration cake service and catering arm.

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

A fashionable pub serving craft beers and food from breakfast through to dinner.

MILKMADE

MILKMADE

Fantastic addition to the multitude of independent stores and restaurants in E20, an area that is fast becoming the snazziest place in East London. You won't regret dropping in for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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.

ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide

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!

Common Greenway Cafe

Common Greenway Cafe

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

The Pie Crust Cafe

The Pie Crust Cafe

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

Oven East

Oven East

The best oven-fired pizzas. My partner lives for the Iskender from the Turkish section of the menu.

Pavilion Café

Pavilion Café

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

The Palm Tree

The Palm Tree

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Stratford, West Ham, Bow, Maryland, Victoria Park, Plaistow, Upton, Homerton, Leyton and Forest Gate

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

'Robert' the steam engine was restored for the 2012 Olympics and has become a permanent fixture outside Stratford Station.

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The continued regeneration of the East of London since the Olympic games make Stratford a clever choice for homeowners wanting to purchase in the right spot, at the right time...

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

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Child-friendly activities near East London

NCT 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

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

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

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

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!

London Aquatics Centre

London Aquatics Centre,
Starting your children on swimming lessons as early as possible can be of great benefit, at the London Aquatics Centre, under the ASA Ducking Awards course we offer lesson starting at 3 month to 5 years old. This course is designed to help babies, toddlers and young swimmers become familiar with the water and begin to learn to swim. Website

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