5 Ways To Fall In Love With East London

Top things to love about East London

When it comes to East London, there is so much to do. You’ll never be short of anything to enjoy, come rain or shine. The weather may be drab at the moment, but there’s still plenty going on in London. Here are our top ideas for enjoying yourself in this area of the city:

Stroll down to some markets

Columbia Rd Flower Market  - The famous Columbia Rd Flower Market opens every Sunday. It sells a variety of plants, flowers and garden accessories. What’s great about this market is that the prices are very reasonable so you can pick up some fantastic deals. The market is open from 8am to 2pm.

Broadway Market – located in Hackney, this market is over a hundred years old. There are different  stalls, restaurants and pubs which are open from 9am to 5pm.  You can buy anything from organic meat, tofruit and vegetables at this market and it is great for families.


Old Spitalfields Market – This is a bustling indoor market where you’ll find handbags, music, artwork and other unique items. The market also sells second hand books and  runs from Monday to Friday and on Sundays.

Petticoat Lane Market – This is the place to go for clothes and household goods; with over a 1,000 stalls this is London’s best street market and it is open from 9am to 3pm.

Billingsgate Fish Market – This is a wholesale market with the biggest selection of fish on sale, fresh or frozen. It’s open Tuesday to Saturday from 4am to 9.30am.


Go to Brick Lane

Brick Lane Market is a large East End flea market. It is great because it has many stalls selling antiques, clothes, bric-a-brac, and many other items all for good prices. If you are staying in one of the luxury hotels in London, then you will definitely want a visit to this place. For instance, the Montcalm Marble Arch is only 30 minutes from this market. You are always well connected in London.

The Aubin Cinema/Electric Cinema

Formerly the Aubin, this cinema is part of the Soho House group and is called the Electric Shoreditch Cinema. Everything here exudes luxury, from the leather armchairs to the cashmere blankets and little tables to hold your drinks.

Victoria Park

 Victoria Park is in Bow in Greater London. The park offers 86.18 hectares of open space and it opened in 1845. It borders parts of Bethnal Green, South Hackney, Cambridge Heath and Old Ford. It has over 12 million visitors a year and is one of the most popular parks in London. This place is perfect for families; in the middle of the park is an area with an aviary that houses peacocks, parrots and other exotic birds, as well as a separate area that has rabbits and guinea pigs that children can feed.

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