London area of E2 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's E2 neighbourhood

Having uber-trendy Hoxton and Shoreditch on your doorstep is bound to give you a bit of a complex but the migration eastwards of all those arty types looking for cheap rents means that a bit of cool is rubbing off, and they're also rubbing shoulders with an existent Southeast Asian community to create a vibrant cultural mix. Of course, there are more bars, restaurants and hotels over on the Shoreditch side but just over the border of Kingsland Road you'll find the much-needed lushness of Haggerston Park and the kiddie-friendly animals of Hackney City Farm, which together form a wonderful family day out.

See our recommended nearby E2 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

E2 Hotels

in or near E2
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2
This hotel is modern, clean and very convenient if you want to explore the sights and bright lights of trendy Shoreditch. Although close to the City, ... More
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Patriot Square, E2
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More

E2 Entertainment

in or near E2
Oval Space
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
29-32 The Oval, E2, London E2
Oval Space is a multi-use arts and events space with 6,000 square feet of space in Bethnal Green in East London with stunning views over the ... More
10 Gales
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arch 10, Gales Gardens, E2, London E2
One of Bethnal Green's best kept secrets, 10 Gales is a contemporary art space, live show venue, vintage fashion boutique, coffee shop and hairdressers all under ... More
The Workingmen's Club
London > Entertainment > 42-46 POLLARD ROW, E2, London E2
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E2 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near E2
Hackney City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Goldsmiths Row, E2, London E2
This inner city site next to Haggerston Park was used as a farm as far back as the early 1800s when fresh produce was grown here ... More
StART Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
150 Columbia Road, E2, London E2
Art gallery on Columbia Road. You can also pick up a cup of coffee here from 9am till 3pm each Sunday so you can enjoy a ... More
Seamus Ryan Sunday Shoots
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Ezra Street, E2, London E2
Like most things on and around Columbia Road, Seamus Ryan's studio is only open on Sundays. The rest of the time Seamus works on high end ... More

E2 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's E2
King & Queen of Bethnal Green
London > Shopping > Clothing
41 Temple Street, E2, London E2
When one reader, Barbara Buchanan, came across this gorgeous vintage and fashion boutique she wanted to pass on the shopping tip. "I have used your recommendations ... More
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
110-112 Columbia Road, E2, London E2
Just like its name, this unique establishment sandwiched in the middle of Columbia Road flower market is sweet, sticky and finger-licking good. Full of traditional, essentially ... More
London > Shopping > Art and Design
106 Columbia Road, E2, London E2
Supernice founder Louise Sandor specialises in super cool design ideas for your home. As a wholesale distributor of niche interior and gift brands you'll find labels ... More

E2 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near E2 London?
Frizzante at City Farm
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
1 Goldsmith's Row, E2, London E2
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Stingray Globe Cafe
London > Restaurants > 109 Columbia Road, E2, London E2
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Meshwi Grill
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
329 Bethnel Green Road, Bethnel Green, E2, London E2
Mediterranean Cuisine... More

E2 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London E2.
The Royal Oak
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
73 Columbia Road, E2, London E2
You might just recognise this pub off the telly - it has featured in the Kray's film, sitcom Good Night Sweetheart and even Blue Peter. The ... More
The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, E2, London E2
Sitting at the heart of Bethnal Green Road, The Old George is a beautifully restored London boozer, originally built in the 1700s. With a large emphasis ... More
Fanny Nelsons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
32 Horatio Street, E2, London E2
At risk of being converted into a block of flats when it closed, east London boozer Nelsons Head was saved by its beloved locals in 2016, ... More

E2 Nightlife

E2 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Sebright Arms
London > Nightlife > 34 Coate Street, Haggerston, E2, London E2
Located in Bethnal Green, The Sebright Arms in a good honest pub with a history in hosting entertainment (particularly live music and comedy). There's always a ... More
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
44-46 Pollard Row, E2, London E2
This social club hasn't changed much in appearance since the 1970s heatherette and laminate coverings, Formica, garish red carpets and teak paneling still abound, but the ... More
The Pleasure Unit
London > Nightlife > Bars
359 Bethnal Green Road, E2, London E2
The gentrification of Shoreditch has been seeping further east, meaning Bethnal Green has seen an upturn in its fortunes of late. In the same way ... More

E2 Leisure

E2 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Bethnal Green Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Cambridge Heath Road, E2, London E2
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Haggerston Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Audrey Street, off Goldsmith's Row, E2, London E2
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E2 Education

in or near E2
Oaklands School House
London > Education > Old Bethnal Green Road, E2, London E2
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Hackney City Farm
London > Education > Evening Classes
1a Goldsmith's Row, E2, London E2
Upholstery, textiles, pottery, the list goes on........ More
Hackney Student Support
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
The Learning Trust, 1 Reading Lane, E2, London E8
Student support ... More

E2 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near E2.
291 Gallery & Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
291 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, E2, London E2
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The Oxford House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Oxford House, Derebyshire Street, Bethnal Green, E2, London E2
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