East London is where chefs come to innovate, with Michelin-quality food served up in unpretentious surroundings. Pop-ups and small neighbourhood restaurants abound, so many in fact that you could try a new one every night and never run out of options.

There are bars and pubs frequented by East London’s coolest crowd and street markets and delis that make food shopping a pleasure all within a few minutes’ walk of our canal-side community.

Live music can be found at a number of nearby venues, whether you’re in the mood for something intimate in an atmospheric basement bar or a large-scale gig experience in a huge nightclub setting.

And when it comes to that all important ‘me time’, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are yoga studios, beauty salons and barbershops to suit all tastes plus peaceful green spaces for strolling, picnics and bikes rides.

This is the most forward-thinking part of London when it comes to design, art and food

Lucy Currell, Studio Iro
Empress Works’ interior designer


  1. Bistroteque
  2. Bongbong's Manila Kanteen
  3. Bright
  4. Climpson & Sons Café
  5. Clutch Chicken
  6. Hill & Szrok
  7. Mama Shelter Restaurant
  8. Market Café
  9. Netil360
  10. Pub on the Park
  11. Satan's Whiskers
  12. The Cat and Mutton
  13. The Dove
  14. The Laughing Heart
  15. The Royal Oak
  16. E Pellicci
  17. Well & Bucket
  18. The Carpenters Arms
  19. Coupette
  20. Backyard Bar
  21. Sager + Wilde Restaurant
  1. London Fields Sunday Market
  2. London Starnight
  3. Fin and Flounder
  4. Netil Market
  5. Mare Street Market
  6. Broadway Market
  7. Columbia Road Flower Market
  1. York Hall Leisure Centre
  2. Stretch Yoga
  3. Fightzone London
  4. CrossFit London
  1. V&A Museum of Childhood
  2. Hackney City Farm
  3. Oval Space
  4. Pickle Factory
  5. The LimeWharf
  6. Chinese Pagoda
  7. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History
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