Tower Hamlets couldn’t be more diverse - reaching from London’s East End with lots of creatives to the busy financial area with skyscrapers in Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs. We’ve put together a list of markets, museums and green spaces in Tower Hamlets, so read ahead for some inspiration then jump in a DriveNow and start exploring. What to see and do? (dynamic map) Market strolls
Tower Hamlets has a great variety of markets. Visit Brick Lane to find vintage treasures, unique shops and many food stalls – on Sundays there’s also a street market. Old Spitalfields Market is open every day and traders have been in the historic building for over 350 years, bringing together local creatives, small producers and some well-known brands. If you’re working in the Farringdon/ Clerkenwell area then head to Leather Lane Market for lunch. Looking for the perfect Sunday stroll? Head to Columbia Road Flower Market and top up on floral treats. Museums
V&A Museum of Childhood located in Bethnal Green exhibits the culture and experiences of childhood. Find collections of children’s toys, games and costumes as well as free activities for children. Visit the Museum of London Docklands to find out more about the River Thames and the growth of Docklands. If you’re interested in art from all around the world, you should check out the Whitechapel Gallery – beautiful galleries, collection displays and historic archives from modern and contemporary master artists. Play tourist in your hometown and discover London’s castle Tower of London where the Crown Jewels are displayed. Green spaces
The largest park in Tower Hamlets is Victoria Park, offering festivals, sport facilities, playgrounds and cafes. Regent’s Canal follows its way down to Mile End Park, another nice park for a picnic or sport. At the Isle of Dogs you’ll find Island Gardens, a riverside park with a foot tunnel under the River Thames all the way to Greenwich. If you’re working in Canary Wharf head to Crossrail Place Roof Garden in your break - it has a daily street food market, the Giant Robot. East London countryside
Feeling too much city bustle? Head to Mudchute Park and Farm and enjoy some countryside vibes! In the middle of the Isle of Dogs, you’ll find a 32 acre field for farm animals, horse riding and events all year round. Plus the city farm offers stunning views of London! In the evening
Whether you’re looking for an after work location or a rooftop place to meet up with your friends at the weekend, Skylight is a fun place to go to. Not only does it offer fantastic views of London’s skyline but you can also play croquet or pétanque, and ice skating in winter! For a special occasion celebrate at Bokan at Novatel Hotel in Canary Wharf and enjoy your drinks on their roof terrace. If you’d like to spend your evening listening to the finest live music or watch world-class theatre, head to Wilton’s Music Hall – the oldest grand music hall in the world. Explore other London Boroughs in the DriveNow Zone:
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