London area of E8 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's E8 neighbourhood

The Guardian has called Dalston "the unlikely owner of Britain's coolest postcode"; this isn't matched - yet - by a bunch of hip hotels, but for "local lunacy" and a cracking night out, this is the place to be. The cool crowd has moved in and the club nights are booming - check out Bardens Boudoir and Dalston Superstore for a taste of the action - but the vibrancy doesn't stop here. Afro-Caribbean and Turkish communities have made their home here over the years, and the exotic flavours of Ridley Road Market reflect this, as do the nearby halal butchers. In the southeastern corner, there's London Fields and Lido and Broadway Market offers a fabulous shopping experience with stalls of the best fresh food, vintage frocks and arty stuff on a Saturday, along a route lined with delightful cafes and boutiques. In the run up to the 2012 Olympics, the area will receive a quick make over but let's hope it doesn't lose its edge.

See our recommended nearby E8 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

E8 Hotels

in or near E8
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
 
 
 

E8 Entertainment

in or near E8
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Netil House
London > Entertainment > 1-7 Westgate Street, E8, London E8
A stone's throw from London Fields, Netil House is home to 94 creative studios, a market, gallery and a rooftop space with wonderful 360-degree views over ... More
 
 
 
Off Broadway
London > Entertainment > Live Music
63-65 Broadway Market, E8, London E8
Situated between London Fields and the Regent's Canal on Broadway Market, Off Brodway is a cocktail bar-come-gastro pub. If you're looking for somewhere to drink in ... More
 
 
 
New Empowering Church
London > Entertainment > 1A Westgate Street, E8, London E8
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E8 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near E8
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Yinka Shonibare Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Street, E8, London E8
Turner Shortlisted British artist Yinka Shonibare has bought this former office block, in need of some attention, and hardly changed a thing. While the artist decides ... More
 
 
 
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Vyner Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21-23 Vyner Street, E8, London E2
The remnants of its former use as an old industrial area are still visible on Vyner Street. But, in recent years, it has become a hotbed ... More
 
 
 
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Fred London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
45 Vyner Street, E8, London E2
Set up by Fred Mann, former director of the Milch gallery, Fred London specialises in contemporary art and musical collaborations. Fred Mann has had a mixed ... More
 
 
 

E8 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's E8
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Rebel Rebel
London > Shopping > Florists
5 Broadway Market, Hackney, E8, London E8
Rebel Rebel is a flower shop and event design business based in Broadway Market in the East End. Specialising in flowers and dressing for corporate events ... More
 
 
 
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Broadway Market
London > Shopping > Markets
East London, E8, London E8
Broadway is a great little market that is expanding rapidly and enjoys a tremendous reputation. It's worth the trip down there as there's a tremendous variety ... More
 
 
 
Fabrications - Barley Massey
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
7 Broadway Market, E8, London E8
Textile designers... More
 
 
 

E8 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near E8 London?
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F Cooke
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
9 Broadway Market, E8, London E8
Pie & Mash ... More
 
 
 
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L'eau a La Bouche
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
49 Broadway Market, E8, London E8
A deservedly popular French deli on thriving Broadway Market, L'eau a la Bouche lives up to its name as the home of mouthwatering morsels. As you'd ... More
 
 
 
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Climpson & Sons
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
67 Broadway Market, E8, London E8
Although Climpson and Sons the butchers closed its doors in the 1980s, the legacy of the name lives on in the form of this popular London ... More
 
 
 

E8 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London E8.
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The Cat & Mutton
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
76 Broadway, E8, London E8
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The Dove
London > Nightlife > Pubs
24 Broadway Market, E8, London E8
Award winning Hackney stalwart The Dove is a wonderful traditional pub on Broadway Market and sister pub to hidden Clerkenwell gem, The Dovetail. A great place ... More
 
 
 
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Pub on the Park
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Martello Street, Hackney, E8, London E8
Perched overlooking London Fields the Pub on the Park is is one of the finest pubs in the East to spend a summer's day. Outside there's ... More
 
 
 

E8 Nightlife

E8 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Bar Baran
London > Nightlife > Bars
50 Broadway Market, E8, London E8
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The Sebright Arms
London > Nightlife > 34 Coate Street, Haggerston, E8, 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
 
 
 
Metropolis Strip Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
234 Cambridgeheath Road, E8, London E2
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E8 Leisure

E8 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Holistic Health
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
64 Broadway Market, E8, London E8
Health Clinic... More
 
 
 
Hackney Snooker Club
London > Leisure > Games
151-153 Goldsmiths Row, E8, London E2
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New World Snooker Club
London > Leisure > Games
153 Goldsmiths Row, E8, London E2
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E8 Education

in or near E8
Hackney Student Support
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
The Learning Trust, 1 Reading Lane, E8, London E8
Student support ... More
 
 
 
Trans-Atlantic College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
45 Vyner Street, Bethnal Green, E8, London E2
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Hackney City Farm
London > Education > Evening Classes
1a Goldsmith's Row, E8, London E2
Upholstery, textiles, pottery, the list goes on........ More
 
 
 

E8 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near E8.
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, E8, London E2
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The Triangle E8
London > Business > Venue Hire
129 - 131 Mare St, Hackney, E8, London E8
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