A locals' guide to Tower Hamlets
"Bounded by canals and close to the Olympic Park, I often go running round Victoria Park."Alexandra Lega
"Full of life and great people, Bethnal Green can confidently lay claim to being the heart of London..."Chris Manderson
"Limehouse is a stunning residential gem between the City and Canary Wharf..."Asim Naim
Where do Tower Hamlets locals go?
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.
Submitted by Daisy
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.
Submitted by Stef
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.
Submitted by Simon
The Palm Tree
A local drinking institution that retains its traditional decor - a proper East End boozer with plenty of character in Millennium Park.
Submitted by Andrew
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!
Submitted by Martin
A local family run institution where you always feel welcome! This greasy spoon café is a proper traditional place with a buzzing atmosphere.
Submitted by Andrew
A great place to grab a coffee, freshly prepared snacks or cake, while overlooking one of Victoria Park's lakes.
Submitted by Andrew
Canada Square Park
Whether it's a music event, car exhibition or watching a top sporting match on one of the big screens, sit back and grab a drink in the heart of Canary Wharf.
Submitted by Dominic
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!
Submitted by Grace
You'll be spoilt for choice along Brick Lane when it comes to curry houses! The deals that some restaurants offer are out of this world...
Submitted by Emma
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.
Submitted by Peter
Amazing Turkish pastries and much more! It's the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch, with lovely views as well.
Submitted by Vaida
A club based off Hackney Road where international DJs and live acts play regularly. It also has terrace parties in the summer.
Submitted by Reese
At the top of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel near Tower Bridge, this sophisticated bar has amazing views!
Submitted by Andrew
Why do you find Tower Hamlets a great place to live?
"Local schools and neighbour support."
What do you like about Tower Hamlets?
Did you know?
"The ArcelorMittal Orbit constructed in celebration of London's 2012 Olympics is the largest piece of public art in Britain."
Explore Tower Hamlets
Child-friendly activities near Tower Hamlets
Animal Magic-Sensory storytellingV&A Museum of Childhood
Sensory storytelling for children aged 5 and under, inspired by well-loved animal tales. Website
Art SmartsV&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
Tiny Time Music- Royak Inn- Victoria ParkRoyal 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
ExploreV&A Museum of Childhood
Object-handling, demonstrations and have-a-go sessions that let children get up close to childhood objects and toys Website
Frogprince Baby Music - Hackney City FarmHackney 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
Telling TalesV&A Museum of Childhood
Interactive storytelling featuring popular children's tales. Children can help tell the story using sounds and props. Website
Frogprince Baby Music Classes at Stepney City FarmStepney 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
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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