Top things to do in East London

Top Choice North African in East London

Berber & Q

A mouth-watering barbecue smell greets you as you enter under the railway arches into this very cool Berber-style grill house. Smoked-aubergine mezze comes loaded with garlic, sumac and juicy bursts of pomegranate, …
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 Cocktail Bar in East London

High Water

Table service is offered but if you're the kind that likes to indulge in random conversations with complete strangers, we'd suggest you grab a seat at the bar. And that way you can interrogate the charming staff abo…
Top Choice Market in East London

Broadway Market

There’s been a market down here since the late 19th century, but the focus these days is artisan food, handmade gifts and unique clothing. Cafes along both sides of the street do a roaring trade with coffee-drinking…
Top Choice Rooftop Bar in East London

Netil360

Perched atop Netil House, this uberhip rooftop cafe-bar offers incredible views over London, with brass telescopes enabling you to get better acquainted with workers in 'the Gherkin' building. In between drinks you …
Top Choice Pub in East London

Cat & Mutton

At this fabulous Georgian pub, Hackney locals sup pints under the watchful eyes of hunting trophies, black-and-white photos of old-time boxers and a large portrait of Karl Marx. If it's crammed downstairs head up th…
Top Choice Pub in East London

Dove

The Dove has a rambling series of wooden floorboard rooms and a wide range of Belgian Trappist, wheat and fruit-flavoured beers. Drinkers spill on to the street in warmer weather, or hunker down in the low-lit back …
Top Choice Modern British in East London

Corner Room

Tucked away on the 1st floor of the Town Hall Hotel, this relaxed industrial-chic restaurant serves expertly crafted dishes with complex yet delicate flavours, highlighting the best of British seasonal produce, with…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in East London

Satan's Whiskers

Small neon red lettering is the only sign you're about to enter a world-class cocktail bar. With an ever-changing drinks menu, snug booths, crazy taxidermy and a killer soundtrack, it's a memorable stop on an East L…
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…