Attractions

Top Choice Market in East London

Columbia Road Flower Market

A wonderful explosion of colour and life, this weekly market sells a beautiful array of flowers, pot plants, bulbs, seeds and everything you might need for the garden. It's a lot of fun and the best place to hear pr…
Top Choice Park in East London

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The glittering centrepiece of London's 2012 Olympic Games, this vast 227-hectare expanse includes the main Olympic venues as well as playgrounds, walking and cycling trails, gardens, and a diverse mix of wetland, wo…
Top Choice Museum in East London

Museum of London Docklands

Housed in an 1802 warehouse, this educational museum combines artefacts and multimedia displays to chart the history of the city through its river and docks. The best strategy is to begin on the 3rd floor and work y…
Top Choice Gallery in East London

Whitechapel Gallery

A firm favourite of art students and the avant-garde cognoscenti, this ground-breaking gallery doesn't have a permanent collection but is devoted to hosting edgy exhibitions of contemporary art. It made its name by …
Tower in East London

ArcelorMittal Orbit

Love it or loathe it, Turner Prize–winner Anish Kapoor's 115m-high, twisted-steel sculpture towers strikingly over the southern end of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. In essence it's an artwork, but at the 80m mark it…
Museum in East London

Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History

Museum? Art project? Cocktail bar? This is not a venue that's easily classifiable. Inspired by Victorian-era cabinets of curiosities (wunderkabinnet), Wynd's wilfully eccentric collection includes stuffed birds, pic…
Historic Building in East London

Sutton House

It would be quite possible to walk straight past this relatively inconspicuous brick house without noticing its great age. Originally known as Bryk Place, it was built in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadleir, a prominent court…
Park in East London

Victoria Park

The ‘Regent’s Park of the East End’, this 86-hectare leafy expanse of ornamental lakes, monuments, tennis courts, flower beds and lawns was opened in 1845. It was the first public park in the East End, given the go-…
Cemetery in East London

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Opened in 1841 this 13-hectare cemetery was the last of the ‘Magnificent Seven’: suburban cemeteries (including Highgate and Abney Park) created by an act of Parliament in response to London’s rapid population growt…
Cable Car in East London

Emirates Air Line

Capable of ferrying 2400 people per hour across the Thames in either direction, this cable car makes quick work of the journey from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks. Although it's mostly patronised by tour…