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Victoria 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.

Goldstar Dry Cleaners

Goldstar Dry Cleaners

The masters of getting any stain out and they have always got a trick or two up their sleeve to get them out. 5 shirts for £7.50 is a bargain - and they will even do same day cleaning for the same price!

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.

Tredegar Square

Tredegar Square

Beautiful green space in zone 2.

Pavilion Café

Pavilion Café

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

Victoria Park Market

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.

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!

Docklands Nails

Docklands Nails

Friendly, efficient and great value!

Oval Space

Oval Space

A club based off Hackney Road where international DJs and live acts play regularly. It also has terrace parties in the summer.

The Narrow

The Narrow

A great gastropub on Narrow Street in Limehouse with fabulous food and a lovely atmosphere. The terrace has superb views of the Thames and you can go for a stroll around picturesque Limehouse Basin afterwards to walk off all the calories consumed!

Il Bordello

Il Bordello

A family-run Italian with turbot bigger than my face! Their service is outstanding and one that we can all learn from and appreciate the lack of nowadays.

York Hall Leisure Centre

York Hall Leisure Centre

Famous gym, spa and boxing venue!

London Fields Lido

London Fields Lido

Perfect for a fun day out, especially in the summer, this outdoor pool in Hackney's London Fields is one of London's last remaining lidos. It is open all year round and is, of course, heated. Why not grab lunch from either one of their two cafes after an exciting dip?!

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

You'll be spoilt for choice along Brick Lane when it comes to curry houses! The deals that some restaurants offer are out of this world...

Tramshed

Tramshed

A Mark Hix restaurant with a huge Damien Hurst cow and chicken on display, created specifically for Tramshed! The menu is simple but very tasty!

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

"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!"

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been a fantastic addition to Stratford, putting our area on the map!

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Bounded by canals and close to the Olympic Park, I often go running round Victoria Park.

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Alexandra Haywood

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

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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

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

Animal Magic-Sensory storytelling

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

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

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

Yoga Creation

Westferry Studios
This excellent yoga centre is situated by Westferry station on the DLR. The studio runs a breadth of different types of yoga by a collective of qualified instructors. Website

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