Shoreditch

The Best Pints in Shoreditch

Cold…refreshing…downright delicious. Is there anything better than that first pint at the end of a long day? Well, we’ll wager there is actually. A pint in one of our favourite pubs. Something about the vibe in these places just makes the pint taste better. Trust us. Sure, there are plenty of decent boozers in Shoreditch,…

Vhils - textural sculpture made with an air chisel (he also uses explosives

Street Art in East London

The Alternative London Walking Tour was set up to showcase East London’s incredible creativity whilst giving insights into important historical and cultural events that have made the Spitalfields area what it is today. The beauty of this particular tour set-up is that the guides are artists directly involved in the culture of Tower Hamlets, and…

Matilda Bow Bridge

Essential facts about Bow

It’s named after tumbling queens and distinctive arches ‘Bow’ is an abbreviation of the medieval name Stratford-atte-Bow (Stratforde is from the Old English meaning paved way to a ford, a stone causeway through the marshes). The ‘Bow’ part is from the distinctive three-arched bridge over the River Lea whose construction was ordered in 1110 by…

Map of Londons Green Spaces

Green Spaces in East London

Did you know that almost half of our capital city is green space? (47% to be exact).  We have eight million trees in London, making it the world’s largest urban forest. According to Daniel Raven-Ellison, founder of the Greater London National Park campaign, the city, which covers more than 1,500 square kilometres, has more than 13,000 species…