A day out in London doesn’t have to be a stressful affair – and with plenty of convenient facilities, great attractions and fun things to do, East London might be the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed and enjoyable trip to the city.
With convenient M by Montcalm parking and great value accommodation at the M by Montcalm, you can take the hassle out of getting into the city and finding somewhere to stay. For more ideas on how to plan the perfect stress-free day in East London, read on.
Head out along the canals
London’s Regent’s Canal runs through the city, right across to the East End, and the area around it is one of the most blissful and relaxing spaces you’ll find in that part of the city.
Head to Mile End Park on a bright and sunny day, where you can amble along the canal side on a leisurely walk, taking in the pretty barges as they drift past. The park also features an interesting Ecology Pavilion, where you can learn more about the varied flora and fauna of the area.
Discover the markets
East London is filled with some great markets, featuring all kinds of attractions from vintage gems to add to your wardrobe, to delicious food and artisanal crafts. The area has several markets to visit, giving you plenty to choose from.
Try Brick Lane’s market if you want to hunt down some quirky and unique items for a new outfit, or head to Broadway Market if you’re peckish and want to sample some of the most indulgent and delicious street food in the city. And if plants are more your thing, then the Columbia Road Flower Market on a Sunday is an unmissable riot of colour.
Explore the area’s fascinating street art
An easy and fun thing to do around East London is to join in on a walking tour of the area’s fascinating and varied collection of street art. The area boasts some of the best street art in the city, and has drawn some of the biggest names in the field, including the elusive Banksy.
With new pieces popping up regularly, and lots of picture-perfect murals providing the perfect spot for a selfie, it’s a great way to discover a new side to the city.
Explore Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
This place is ideal if you’re travelling with children and want a chilled out place to unwind in. You’ll find a huge amount of space to play and explore in, including 500 acres of open fields and fun activity areas.
Some top highlights in the area include London’s biggest sculpture and slide, the Orbit, which features a breath-taking 40 second ride down the 114 metre construction. Or pack a delicious picnic and stay closer to the ground in the beautiful meadows.
Take in the great views
East London is the perfect place to take in the magnificent London skyline, and you can catch the iconic skyscrapers in the City of London, as well as some of the other highlights in the city.
A rooftop bar is one of the best places in East London to catch the views – head up after the sun sets, to see the beautiful sight of London lit up after dark.