Tower Hamlets and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Tower Hamlets and surrounding areas
"The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been a fantastic addition to Stratford, putting our area on the map!"Joshua Mugume
"Full of life and great people, Bethnal Green can confidently lay claim to being the heart of London..."Chris Manderson
"Whitechapel's residential buildings and mixed architecture are on the doorstep of vibrant Shoreditch and the bustling City."Andrew Phillips
Where do Tower Hamlets and surrounding areas locals go?
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
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
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
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
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!
Submitted by Josh
Broadway Market is the exact place to go to experience the best of what east London has to offer, with its fantastic range of food stalls, restaurants, shops and pubs! If you go in the summer, be sure to grab a beer and head over to London Fields, where the standard BBQ doesn't exist.
Submitted by Adele
A local family run institution where you always feel welcome! This greasy spoon café is a proper traditional place with a buzzing atmosphere.
Submitted by Andrew
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
If you can't face the crowds at London's bigger museums, head to this place for a quieter and nicer experience. This museum is all about the home throughout the centuries and the café sells delicious cakes too!
Submitted by Daisy
I often pop in to this fruit and veg shop for their fresh produce and a coffee. Very handy!
Submitted by Edward
Pure heaven for chocolate lovers! Handmade chocolates in a vast variety of flavours.
Submitted by Emma
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"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!"
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Child-friendly activities near Tower Hamlets and surrounding areas
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
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
Telling TalesV&A Museum of Childhood
Interactive storytelling featuring popular children's tales. Children can help tell the story using sounds and props. 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
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
Mummy & Baby YogaYoga Place
Postnatal and baby yoga class. The class target areas such as pelvic floor strengthening, relaxing shoulders and necks, lower backs, wrists and lots of twists for the tummy, and provides ease fpr colic, constipation and teething, etc. for baby. The session ends with mum and baby relaxation followed by tea and cake! Not need to book it just Drop in! 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
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