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Tower Hamlets and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Tower Hamlets and surrounding areas

"Whitechapel's residential buildings and mixed architecture are on the doorstep of vibrant Shoreditch and the bustling City."

Andrew Phillips

"Bethnal Green, with its close proximity to Shoreditch, is a popular and vibrant area where there's always something exciting going on!"

Andrew Phillips

"Full of life and great people, Bethnal Green can confidently lay claim to being the heart of London..."

Edward Taylor

What is your favourite place?

Where do Tower Hamlets and surrounding areas locals go?

The Palm Tree

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

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.

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

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!

Pavilion Café

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

Cineworld

The Cineworld at West India Quay is moments from bars and restaurants, so grab a drink and food before and after the showings.

COFFEE8

I always make a quick pit stop at this coffee van on the Narrow Way in the morning.

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.

Hackney Walk

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!

Tredegar Square

Beautiful green space in zone 2.

Smith's Brasserie

A beautiful and high-quality restaurant serving the best fish meals in London.

Cereal Killer Café

Much talked about, this place epitomises all that is trendy in the Shoreditch area!

Galvin La Chapelle

This Michelin-starred French restaurant is perfect for a special occasion. Impressive food in an even more impressive setting within a beautiful converted church.

The Culpeper

A great brunch menu on a Saturday and the service is excellent. The full English and the anchovy butter is a nice touch.

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.

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