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
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
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
335-337 Old Street, EC1V
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... 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
Backyard Bar & Kitchen
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
231 Cambridge Heath Road, E2, London E2
The famous Backyard Comedy Club, one of East London's hottest comedy spots, was originally opened in 2000 by comedian Lee Hurst. In 2004 the comedian ran ... More

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
Columbia Road Flower Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Columbia Road, E2, London E2
Lined with chic boutiques, every Sunday this historic street fills with a bright patchwork of hundreds of flower stalls. Columbia Road is the capital's most colourful ... More
One Four Six
London > Shopping > Clothing
146 Columbia Road, E2, London E2
From a Confined[ ]Space, Hiro + Wolf and From Afar Crafts have joined forces to curate this sustainable design boutique at 146 Columbia Road. ... 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 Sebright Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31-35 Coate Street, 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) brought to you ... More
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

E2 Nightlife

E2 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Star Of Bethnal Green
London > Nightlife > Bars
359 Bethnal Green Road, E2, London E2
Opened in 2008, The Star of Bethnal Green has been a landmark of the London pub scene for a ... More
Sager + Wilde
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
193 Hackney Road, E2, London E2
A wine bar which began as a pop-up hosting wine nights in a former bank vault in Shoreditch, Sager + Wilde is run by husband and ... More
PortSide Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
Off Broadway, 63-65 Broadway Market, E2, London E8
If rum is your tipple of choice, then PortSide Parlour is the place to quench your thirst. Located in an underground bar beneath Off Broadway on ... More

E2 Leisure

E2 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, E2, London E2
York Hall Leisure Centre in Bethnal Green includes a gym, day spa, 33-metre swimming pool, Turkish bath and offers a wide range of exercise classes but ... More
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
York Hall Leisure Centre, Old Ford Road, E2, London E2
Bethnal Green's former Turkish baths have been refurbished and turned into a spa complete with aroma steam rooms and a plunge pool. Spa LONDON is run ... More
L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure > The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E2, London E1
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More

E2 Education

in or near E2
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, E2, London E2
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, E2, London E2
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
Oaklands School House
London > Education > Old Bethnal Green Road, E2, London E2
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E2 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near E2.
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, E2, London E2
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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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