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Victoria Park

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.

Tredegar Square

Tredegar Square

Beautiful green space in zone 2.

Pavilion Café

Pavilion Café

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

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.

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!

Cereal Killer Café

Cereal Killer Café

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

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.

Cineworld

Cineworld

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

York Hall Leisure Centre

York Hall Leisure Centre

Famous gym, spa and boxing venue!

Clutch

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...

The Culpeper

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.

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.

Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle

This restaurant in The Heron is a great way to start the day and there's not a bad view either... Breakfast is a must!!

Sticks'n'Sushi

Sticks'n'Sushi

A great place to go if you are a fan of contemporary Japanese cuisine. Try the "Beef tataki" with smoked cheese, chives and soy roasted almonds - it's amazing and they also offer a very wide selection of premium sake.

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!

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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

"Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) stayed at Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, E3 in 1931."

Limehouse is a stunning residential gem between the City and Canary Wharf...

Asim Naim

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

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Alexandra Haywood

Walking along Great Eastern Street, it is clear to see this area's artistic past and present.

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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

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

Yoga Creation

Westferry Studios
This excellent yoga centre is situated by Westferry station on the DLR. The studio runs a breadth of different types of yoga by a collective of qualified instructors. 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

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

LCF Language School


Give your little ones a head start in exploring and understanding other languages. LCF Language School is running classes in French and Spanish. Children will be taught in fun, interactive sessions using games, craft, drama, story-times and active play. Website

Frogprince Baby Music - Hackney City Farm

Hackney City Farm
Based on the use of simple and common music instruments like acoustic guitar, piano, toy percussion, voice and the most popular songs and nursery rhymes for children, Frogprince Baby Music Class is a path toward the joy of socializing through music. Website

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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