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Tredegar Square

Tredegar Square

Beautiful green space in zone 2.

Swing Patrol Victoria 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.

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.

Common Greenway Cafe

Common Greenway Cafe

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

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!

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!

Pavilion Café

Pavilion Café

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

Chrisp Street Market

Chrisp Street Market

Poplar's vibrant pedestrianised market and one of a few places in London where you can buy a baguette and then a mop in under a minute!

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!

Bistrotheque

Bistrotheque

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!

Museum of London Docklands

Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands is set within a nineteenth century sugar, rum and coffee warehouse! It tells visitors all about the history of London Docklands and trade with the rest of the world.

Pollyanna Training Theatre

Pollyanna Training Theatre

Wonderful performance and arts activities for children.

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.

The Advisory

The Advisory

The best burger in Hackney and delicious sides too!

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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

"Mile End takes its name from the fact that it was where the first milestone was placed away from Aldgate in the City."

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

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In all corners of Shoreditch there's plenty of street art that really adds character to the area.

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Just off Bishopsgate, Middlesex Street leads to charming alleyways that are lined with pubs and shops.

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Child-friendly activities near Tower Hamlets and surrounding areas

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

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

Telling Tales

V&A Museum of Childhood
Interactive storytelling featuring popular children's tales. Children can help tell the story using sounds and props. Website

Mummy & Baby Yoga

Yoga 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

Frogprince Baby Music Classes at Stepney City Farm

Stepney City Farm,
FROGPRINCE BABY MUSIC is the gorgeous music event for newborns, toddlers and parents. Curated by multi-instrumentalist Stefano Antoci D'Agostino aka Stead and based on the most popular songs and nursery rhymes for children. The class is a multi-instrumental path toward the joy of socializing through music. Website

Tower Hamlets Mums and Dads to be evening

Browns Hertsmere Road
Fun informal and social evenings for pregnant ladies and their partners to meet others who live in Tower Hamlets for a chat and a nibble. Compare notes on pram-buying find out the latest information about where to give birth in the area and much more as well as meeting other local parents-to-be in the area. Third Tuesday of each month (except August and December) Website

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