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Tower Hamlets

A locals' guide to Tower Hamlets

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

Edward Taylor

"A rich history, mix of cultures, vibrant arts scene and massive transport investment...Whitechapel's future is looking bright!"

Bradley Golshahi

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

Alexandra Lega

What is your favourite place?

Where do Tower Hamlets locals go?

Tredegar Square

Beautiful green space in zone 2.

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.

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.

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

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!

Docklands Nails

Friendly, efficient and great value!

Efes

The best Turkish food for an excellent price.

Boisdale

This is a first class restaurant and bar. Where else can you hear jazz, blues and amazing tribute acts every night of the week without travelling to the West End?!

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!

Dark Sugars

Pure heaven for chocolate lovers! Handmade chocolates in a vast variety of flavours.

Casa Blue

Try the goldfish bowls in this trendy cocktail bar on Brick Lane...

York Hall Leisure Centre

Famous gym, spa and boxing venue!

The Captain Kidd

Serving organic beer to sip on a sunny London day and affording a garden directly overlooking the Thames. Many a pirate fantasy has been regaled in this public house.

Clutch

An incredible restaurant in east London. Bright yellow and tiny in size, it serves the best fried chicken with American-style sides, including the dill and pomegranate slaw, which is unreal! Booking is recommended...

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

What do you love about Tower Hamlets?

Why do you find Tower Hamlets a great place to live?

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"Local schools and neighbour support."

December 2014

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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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  1. About Tower Hamlets

    The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is a London borough to the east of the City of London and north of the River Thames. It is in the eastern part of London and covers much of the traditional East End. It also includes much of the redeveloped Docklands region of London, including West India Docks and Canary Wharf. Many of the tallest buildings in London are located on the Isle of Dogs in the south of the borough. Tower Hamlets, in spite of being close to the centre of London and perhaps retaining the idea of it being the docklands area, has over 100 areas of parks and open spaces within its boundaries. These range from the huge (Victoria Park) to small gardens and squares.

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