London area of E3 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's E3 neighbourhood

Throngs of students inhabit Mile End (Queen Mary, University of London is nearby) but it's also home to families and a few born-and-bred Cockneys, some of whom might even remember the Blitz and the first V-1 flying bomb to drop on London, which ravaged the area during World War II. Deep in the East End, many visitors choose not to visit this rough-and-ready part of town, preferring the City sheen of attractions and hotels further west, but that's to miss out on a few gems. Mile End Park literally rose out of bomb-devastated land, but it took another 50 years for the park to be transformed into the innovative haven it is today, with its quirky Green Bridge allowing the park to literally cross the busy Mile End Road. On the edge of the park sit the canal-side warehouses of the interactive Ragged School Museum, which explores Victorian life in the East End. It's also worth visiting Three Mills on the other side of E3, where - on Sundays from April to October - you can see the House Mill, the world's oldest tidal mill.

See our recommended nearby E3 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Leisure, and Education.

E3 Hotels

in or near E3
Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
196 High Street, E15
The traditional East End and the vibrant new business culture of twenty-first century London meet in Stratford. Great connections to the Docklands business parks and the ... More
 
 
 
The Westbridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
335 - 337 High Street, E15
The Westbridge Hotel, Stratford is a unique boutique hotel that brings together luxury and comfort and adds a sense of style to east London. It houses ... More
 
 
 
Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
46 Westferry Circus, E14
The Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel contains spacious, luxurious rooms and suites with every comfort available, including a giant marble bath, two-line speaker phones and stunning walnut ... More
 
 
 

E3 Entertainment

in or near E3
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Sugarhouse Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
107 High Street, Stratford, E3, London E15
Making use of 107 High Street, Stratford, a building scheduled for demolition in 2013, Sugarhouse Studios is a cinema, cafe and bar with a programme of ... More
 
 
 
Empson Street Studios
London > Entertainment > 1 Empson Street, E3, London E3
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E3 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near E3
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Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
London > Attractions > The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, E3, London E3
What was once one of the seven large Victorian burial sites in London is now a wonderfully if slightly spooky green space. Opened in 1841 Tower Hamlets ... More
 
 
 
Widow's Son Inn
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
75 Devons Road, E3, London E3
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St Clement's Hospital
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Clement's Social Club, Mile End Road, E3, London E3
Closed since 2007, this former Victorian workhouse and psychiatric hospital in Mile End is set to be redeveloped to become home to the UK's first urban ... More
 
 
 

E3 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's E3
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Roman Road Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Roman Road, E3, London E3
Roman Road Market is situated on the oldest known trade route in Britain, the road to Colchester famously taken by Boudicea on her way to burn ... More
 
 
 
Charles Hurst Workshops
London > Shopping > Bath and Kitchen
Bow Triangle Business Centre, E3, London E3
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Fox Launderettes
London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
165 Bow Road, E3, London E3
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E3 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near E3 London?
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Zain's Restaurant & Grill
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
558 Mile End Road, Mile End, E3, London E3
Crafting vibrant flavours of the East, Zain's Restaurant & Grill offers a laidback family-run eatery in the lively East End. Making use of a daily delivered ... More
 
 
 
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Morgan Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
43 Morgan Street, E3, London E3
Yet another conversion of a grimy and atmospheric East end boozer into a gastropub, but in this case it's been done so well that it's hard ... More
 
 
 
Venus In The Park
London > Restaurants > 552 Mile End Road, E3, London E3
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E3 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London E3.
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Morgan Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
43 Morgan Street, E3, London E3
Yet another conversion of a grimy and atmospheric East end boozer into a gastropub, but in this case it's been done so well that it's hard ... More
 
 
 
Bow Bells
London > Nightlife > Pubs
116 Bow Road, E3, London E3
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Widow's Son
London > Nightlife > Pubs
75 Devons Road, E3, London E3
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E3 Leisure

E3 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Revolution Karting
London > Leisure > Activities
Arches 422-424 Mile End Park, Burdett Road, E3, London E3
It's not exactly Formula 1 but get behind the wheel of a go-kart and you'll certainly feel like you're ready to give Lewis Hamilton a ... More
 
 
 
Three Mills Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Three Mills Island, Bromley By Bow, E3, London E3
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E3 Education

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British Academy of New Music
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Unit B, Sugar House Lane, E3, London E15
The British Academy of New Music is Access to Music’s largest centre and home to ATM’s full range of courses including the Level Four Artist Development ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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