“Modern Comforts” Guidebook to East London

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“Modern Comforts” Guidebook to East London

Food Scene
Get here early for London's answer to Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market
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Billingsgate Market
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Get here early for London's answer to Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market
Excellent South Asian/Indian fusion cuisine
Chai Ki
Excellent South Asian/Indian fusion cuisine
Food, booze and panoramic views. Five eating and drinking options in one social location
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Giant Robot
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Food, booze and panoramic views. Five eating and drinking options in one social location
Very old, classic pub with river views from the restaurant. Easiest by cab
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The Gun, Docklands
27 Coldharbour
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Very old, classic pub with river views from the restaurant. Easiest by cab
Make sure to get a counter seat for some proper ramen
IPPUDO
1 Crossrail Pl
Make sure to get a counter seat for some proper ramen
Brunch spot if you can’t get into Big Easy. Also has a speakeasy bar hidden away...
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The Breakfast Club
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Brunch spot if you can’t get into Big Easy. Also has a speakeasy bar hidden away...
Loads of food options at the weekend. Grab something to eat on the walk up the hill
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Greenwich Market
5B Greenwich Market
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Loads of food options at the weekend. Grab something to eat on the walk up the hill
Excellent food. Just make sure you aren’t the one paying for it!
The Ivy Canary Wharf
Excellent food. Just make sure you aren’t the one paying for it!
My fave place for Sunday dim sum. Arrive early as you can’t book!
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Royal China
30 Westferry Circus
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My fave place for Sunday dim sum. Arrive early as you can’t book!
Tasty Chinese style hotpot restaurant a short 4min walk away
巴山蜀水-super three
207 East India Dock Road
Tasty Chinese style hotpot restaurant a short 4min walk away
My fave local cafe
Notes Coffee Roasters & Bar
5 Canada Square
My fave local cafe
Delicious freshly made pizza at the end of the street
The Pizza Room
167 East India Dock Road
Delicious freshly made pizza at the end of the street
If you’re on expenses, it’s here or The Ivy
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Sticks'n'Sushi
1 Crossrail Pl
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If you’re on expenses, it’s here or The Ivy
For when you need that burrito fix
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Wahaca
40 Canada Square
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For when you need that burrito fix
I don’t know if having a Shake Shack within walking distance is a good thing but daaaaamn those burgers are good!
Shake Shack Canary Wharf
40 Canada Square
I don’t know if having a Shake Shack within walking distance is a good thing but daaaaamn those burgers are good!
Even just for the foozball table!
Pizza Pilgrims West India Quay
12 Hertsmere Rd
Even just for the foozball table!
Essentials
For a wider selection than the Express Food & Wine store. Open 6am - 11pm
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Tesco Express
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For a wider selection than the Express Food & Wine store. Open 6am - 11pm
It’s like having an extension to your fridge, on your door step, 7am - 11pm
Express Food & Wine
119 Poplar High St
It’s like having an extension to your fridge, on your door step, 7am - 11pm
There's nothing you can't buy in this Waitrose. If you’re coming home on the Jubilee Line it’s convenient to stop in here on the way back. 7-10pm
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Waitrose & Partners
16-19 Canada Square
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There's nothing you can't buy in this Waitrose. If you’re coming home on the Jubilee Line it’s convenient to stop in here on the way back. 7-10pm
Bigger than it looks, lots of Asian ingredients, open till 9pm
Alan’s Vietnamese Supermarket
199 East India Dock Road
Bigger than it looks, lots of Asian ingredients, open till 9pm
Entertainment & Activities
Pizza's delivered to your comfy sofa seats, whats not to like?
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Everyman Canary Wharf
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Pizza's delivered to your comfy sofa seats, whats not to like?
25m pool & gym. Recently refurbished, no membership required and only 4mins walk away.
Poplar Baths Leisure Centre and Gym
170 E India Dock Rd
25m pool & gym. Recently refurbished, no membership required and only 4mins walk away.
The 02: Huge music and events hall. 20mins away
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千禧巨蛋
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The 02: Huge music and events hall. 20mins away
If you prefer doing fitness classes, Barry’s has you covered
Barry’s Bootcamp
1 Crossrail Place
If you prefer doing fitness classes, Barry’s has you covered
Huge events space. Always something on
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ExCeL London
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Huge events space. Always something on
Nearby on-campus Internatlonal university
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瑪麗王后學院
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Nearby on-campus Internatlonal university
Westfield is a huge shopping mall with every brand under one roof
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西田斯特拉特福德城
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Westfield is a huge shopping mall with every brand under one roof
Here’s a unique London experience! Rent a canoe and travel along the (shallow) Regents Canal. Great fun
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Moo Canoes
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Here’s a unique London experience! Rent a canoe and travel along the (shallow) Regents Canal. Great fun
An event space located on the pretty canals of wapping. I cycle past here everyday - check the website for events
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Tobacco Dock
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An event space located on the pretty canals of wapping. I cycle past here everyday - check the website for events
Getting Around
Closest Santander Cycle Hire, on Newby Place, just 3mins walk
212 Poplar High St
212 Poplar High St
Closest Santander Cycle Hire, on Newby Place, just 3mins walk
Jubilee Line, 24hrs on Friday and Saturday. 12mins walk
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Canary Wharf
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Jubilee Line, 24hrs on Friday and Saturday. 12mins walk
4mins walk to the closest and most convenient way in and out of Poplar, using the DLR. Also consider the Santander Cycle Hire...
Poplar
4mins walk to the closest and most convenient way in and out of Poplar, using the DLR. Also consider the Santander Cycle Hire...
London't most convenient airport. Its by far the best option for flights to Europe and is only 20mins away
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倫敦城市機場
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London't most convenient airport. Its by far the best option for flights to Europe and is only 20mins away
Thames Clipper boats are a unique way to see London, equally good in the summer with the outdoor deck or the winter with the onboard cafe. Take a Santander bicyle to get there
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Canary Wharf
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Thames Clipper boats are a unique way to see London, equally good in the summer with the outdoor deck or the winter with the onboard cafe. Take a Santander bicyle to get there
Parks & Nature
Pretty neighbourhood park with tennis courts and flower beds
Poplar Recreation Ground
5 Hale St
Pretty neighbourhood park with tennis courts and flower beds
Victoria Park is huge and lovely to stroll round. On Sunday lunch there are food trucks next to the canal
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維多利亞公園
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Victoria Park is huge and lovely to stroll round. On Sunday lunch there are food trucks next to the canal
Greenwich park is lovely with stunning views. Nearby markets are good for food options too. Walk up the hill for Greenwich Mean Time
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格林威治公園
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Greenwich park is lovely with stunning views. Nearby markets are good for food options too. Walk up the hill for Greenwich Mean Time
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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
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Sightseeing
Great place to start your tour of Greenwich. Take the DLR there directly from Poplar station, or Santander bicycle it there along side the Thames (there's a foot tunnel under the Thames directly opposite the Cutty Sark)
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Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich
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Great place to start your tour of Greenwich. Take the DLR there directly from Poplar station, or Santander bicycle it there along side the Thames (there's a foot tunnel under the Thames directly opposite the Cutty Sark)
The one and only Tower of London
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倫敦塔
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The one and only Tower of London
A farm in the middle of London. I love it. Stop off on your way to Greenwich
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Mudchute Park and Farm
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A farm in the middle of London. I love it. Stop off on your way to Greenwich
National Maritime Museum Gardens
66-68 King William Walk
An excellent museum that is deceptively large. I learnt so much about how London came to be
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Museum of London Docklands
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An excellent museum that is deceptively large. I learnt so much about how London came to be
Drinks & Nightlife
One of the best views in any city, all the more rare in London which has relatively few tall buildings with bars on top...
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Bōkan
40 Marsh Wall
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One of the best views in any city, all the more rare in London which has relatively few tall buildings with bars on top...
With live music, a large bar, bottomless brunches and a wide menu, good place to hang out
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Big Easy Canary Wharf
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With live music, a large bar, bottomless brunches and a wide menu, good place to hang out
Lovely local pub. Quiz night on Mondays!
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The Grapes
76 Narrow St
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Lovely local pub. Quiz night on Mondays!
Busiest during weekdays
BrewDog Canary Wharf
17, 2 Churchill Pl
Busiest during weekdays
Cool bar with unique dance and music events. Check the website for what’s on
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Jamboree
566 Cable Street
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Cool bar with unique dance and music events. Check the website for what’s on
Board games and pints? Done
The Star of the East
805A Commercial Rd
Board games and pints? Done