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A locals' guide to Tower Hamlets

"The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been a fantastic addition to Stratford, putting our area on the map!"

Joshua Mugume

"I love walking along the Lee Navigation in Hackney Wick and looking at all the charming narrow boats."

Alexandra Lega

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

Chris Manderson

What is your favourite place?

Where do Tower Hamlets locals go?

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.

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.

Common Greenway Cafe

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

Pavilion Café

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

The Narrow

A great gastropub on Narrow Street in Limehouse with fabulous food and a lovely atmosphere. The terrace has superb views of the Thames and you can go for a stroll around picturesque Limehouse Basin afterwards to walk off all the calories consumed!

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

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.

Tredegar Square

Beautiful green space in zone 2.

Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

Delicious afternoon tea in the company of adorable cats that live in the café.

Cereal Killer Café

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

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.


Amazing coffee house with such good coffee and lunchtime food. Great smoothies too!

The Palm Tree

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

Mudchute Park and Farm

An excellent activity for children and adults alike. The farm has a host of animals that you can feed and the park is an oasis of calm just moments from the businesses in Canary Wharf. You can also book horse riding lessons at the stables, admire the allotments or enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast at the farm kitchen.

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!

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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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Child-friendly activities near Tower Hamlets

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

Tiny Time Music- Royak Inn- Victoria Park

Royal 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

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

Gymboree Docklands

Gymboree are the experts in early childhood development and we know children, we know what works, what engages, and what is appropriate for the many different developmental stages between birth and age 5. Website


V&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 storytelling

V&A Museum of Childhood
Sensory storytelling for children aged 5 and under, inspired by well-loved animal tales. Website

Frame's Mums Club

Frame Shoreditch
A full body workout for Mums involving Boxing/Cheerleading/Toning and a whole lot of abs, all done to loud music. Take your little one with you and they can snooze in the pram, play on a mat or run around the room!
  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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