London area of Tower Hamlets guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Tower Hamlets neighbourhood

The great bulk of William the Conqueror's Tower of London looms over the area of Tower Hamlets, a high citadel where the French ruler could fortify himself against his rebellious subjects. The eastern streets of Tower Hamlets are now filled with a different kind of rebellion, as young artists take over abandoned buildings to stage spontaneous exhibitions of revolutionary new work and underground nightclubs are the hotbed of London's punk and New Rave scene. In the south of the area, Tower Bridge and St Katherine'''s Dock provide attractive views, which can be enjoyed from The Tower hotel, and the Canary Wharf complex is home to London's (soon to be second) tallest building and the headquarters of many of the world's most powerful corporations - with the notable exception of Bear Stearns, the notorious US investment bank which went bust during the latest global financial crisis.

See our recommended nearby Tower Hamlets Hotels, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, and Leisure.

Tower Hamlets Hotels

in or near Tower Hamlets
Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
469-475 The Highway, E1W
Being just a bit out of the city centre this modern, hotel is popular with the budget traveller. It's close to Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge ... More
 
 
 
Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
46 Westferry Circus, E14
The Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel contains spacious, luxurious rooms and suites with every comfort available, including a giant marble bath, two-line speaker phones and stunning walnut ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16
The only hotel in London with its own pier, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside offers views across London's iconic River Thames. Taking inspiration from ... More
 
 
 

Tower Hamlets Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Tower Hamlets
Matt's Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
42-44 Copperfield Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3
Don't ring up the gallery asking to speak to Matt - the name above the door refers to the gallery owner's dog, Matt E. Mulsion. Robin ... More
 
 
 
Ragged School Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
46-50 Copperfield Road, Bow, Tower Hamlets, London E3
Based in canalside warehouses which once housed Barnardo's largest ragged school, this museum focuses on the history of the East End and, in particular, the Copperfield ... More
 
 
 

Tower Hamlets Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Tower Hamlets
H S Linwood & Son
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
458 Bow Common Lane, Mile end , Tower Hamlets, London E3
Salmon, snappers, sardines, scallops and sea trout jostle for space on an open-fronted stall, while a traditional cash machine chimes in the background, at this traditional ... More
 
 
 
Silverman's Government Surplus
London > Shopping > Clothing
2 Harford Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1
Military wear... More
 
 
 
Silvermans Government Surplus
London > Shopping > Clothing
2 Harford Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1
Army collectables, surplus and items direct from military suppliers. Mail order available.... More
 
 
 

Tower Hamlets Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Tower Hamlets London?
The Orange Room
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
63 Burdett Road, Mile End, Tower Hamlets, London E3
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Tower Hamlets Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Tower Hamlets.
New Globe
London > Nightlife > Pubs
359 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3
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5B Urban Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
27 Three Colt Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14
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Five Bells & Blade Bone - 5B
London > Nightlife > Pubs
27 Three Colt Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14
Pub ... More
 
 
 

Tower Hamlets Leisure

Tower Hamlets gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Revolution Karting
London > Leisure > Activities
Arches 422-424 Mile End Park, Burdett Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3
It's not exactly Formula 1 but get behind the wheel of a go-kart and you'll certainly feel like you're ready to give Lewis Hamilton a ... More
 
 
 
Mile End Stadium
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Rhodeswell Road, Poplar, Tower Hamlets, London E14
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Mile End Stadium
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Rhodeswell Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14
A multi-sports stadium located in Mile End Park in east London, the Mile End Stadium has covered seating for 440 people as well as a full ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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