London area of East London guide

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

With a population of around 2 million, East London is the most densely populated of London's sub regions. The East End is made up of the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Greenwich, Lewisham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and the City of London. Compared to West London, which has a reputation for being smart and sedate, East London is celebrated for its multi-cultural ethnic mix, its "Cockney" roots, and its vibrant nightlife. West Ham United is the area's principal football club and "The Hammers" are currently fighting North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur for ownership of the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Summer Games.

See our recommended nearby East London Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Pubs, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

East London Hotels

in or near East London
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 adds a sense of style to east London. Guests can choose from standard double and twin ... More
 
 
 
ibis London Stratford
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
1a Romford Road, E15
Post the 2012 Olympic developments, Stratford has become one of London's most significant up-and-coming areas. Great transport connections mean that the City of London, Docklands and ... More
 
 
 

East London Entertainment

in or near East London
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Sugarhouse Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
107 High Street, Stratford, East London, 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
 
 
 
The Viewtube
London > Entertainment > The Greenway Marshgate Lane, East London, London E15
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East London Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near East London
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ArcelorMittal Orbit
London > Attractions > Sights
Olympic Park, Stratford, East London, London E20
Presiding over the former Olympic Park the Anish Kapoor-designed ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower, was described by Mayor Boris Johnson as that "something extra" needed to "distinguish ... More
 
 
 
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Annex East
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Unit 2, Hutchins Close, East London, London E15
Annex East is a warehouse arts centre located just 100 metres from London's Olympic Park. The space will incorporate an exhibition space, a bespoke bar and ... More
 
 
 
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Discover Children's Story Centre
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
383-387 High Street, Stratford, East London, London E15
Discover is a fantastic storytelling centre in Stratford East. Story Trails and Garden Trails run frequently and vary from carnival costumes to Capoeira moves, from wizards ... More
 
 
 

East London Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's East London
Goddard and Gibbs
London > Shopping > Specialists
Marlborough House Cooks Road, East London, London E15
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City Beds
London > Shopping > House and Garden
17-39 Gibbins Road, East London, London E15
Beds ... More
 
 
 

East London Pubs

The best pubs in or near London East London.
Bow Bells
London > Nightlife > Pubs
116 Bow Road, East London, London E3
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Iceland Public House
London > Nightlife > Pubs
421 Wick Lane, East London, London E3
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East London Leisure

East London gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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All Star Lanes, Westfield Stratford City
London > Leisure > Westfield Stratford City, East London, London E20
This fun bowling alley and restaurant on the second floor of Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre is a great place for a gang of you to ... More
 
 
 
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The Greenway
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Marshgate Lane, Stratford, East London, London E15
The Greenway is a flat, almost continuous and straight traffic-free walking and cycling route that carves through East London and the Olympic Park at high level, ... More
 
 
 
Three Mills Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Three Mills Island, Bromley By Bow, East London, London E3
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East London Education

in or near East London
British Academy of New Music
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Unit B, Sugar House Lane, East London, 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
 
 
 
Newham Student Support Section
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
PO BOX 37009, East London, London E15
Careers and Student advice ... More
 
 
 
 

East London Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near East London.
Express by Holiday Inn London Stratford
London > Business > Venue Hire
196 High Street, Stratford, East London, London E15
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