Tower Hamlets and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Tower Hamlets and surrounding areas
"Full of life and great people, Bethnal Green can confidently lay claim to being the heart of London..."Chris Manderson
"The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been a fantastic addition to Stratford, putting our area on the map!"Joshua Mugume
"Canary Wharf's striking developments offer views as far as the eye can see..."Suzi Robertson
Where do Tower Hamlets and surrounding areas locals go?
A great place to grab a coffee, freshly prepared snacks or cake, while overlooking one of Victoria Park's lakes.
Submitted by Andrew
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
Common Greenway Cafe
Hidden gem, relaxed environment, friendly staff and great food!
Submitted by Karen
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
This place is great for brunches and lunches. They have a cabaret place downstairs so you really could stay all day if you wanted to!
Submitted by Matthew
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!
Submitted by Martin
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
The upcoming home for fashion designers. Hackney Walk is a fashion district located within East London. It is a new ultimate luxury shopping experience that consists of many major and luxury designer brands. Hackney Walk is a trendy hub for great urban food, leisure and community activities. It is amazing, as Hackney is such a diverse and energetic area in London!
Submitted by Anisah
Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium
Delicious afternoon tea in the company of adorable cats that live in the café.
Submitted by Lydia
I often pop in to this fruit and veg shop for their fresh produce and a coffee. Very handy!
Submitted by Edward
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
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...
Submitted by Emma
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"Mile End takes its name from the fact that it was where the first milestone was placed away from Aldgate in the City."
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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
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
Telling TalesV&A Museum of Childhood
Interactive storytelling featuring popular children's tales. Children can help tell the story using sounds and props. Website
ExploreV&A Museum of Childhood
Object-handling, demonstrations and have-a-go sessions that let children get up close to childhood objects and toys Website
Animal Magic-Sensory storytellingV&A Museum of Childhood
Sensory storytelling for children aged 5 and under, inspired by well-loved animal tales. Website
Tiny Time Music- Royak Inn- Victoria ParkRoyal 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
Mum & 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! Website
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