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, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Tower Hamlets Hotels

in or near Tower Hamlets
Holiday Inn London - Whitechapel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
5 Cavell Street, E1
Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Patriot Square, E2
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
196 High Street, E15
The traditional East End and the vibrant new business culture of twenty-first century London meet in Stratford. Great connections to the Docklands business parks and the ... More

Tower Hamlets Entertainment

in or near Tower Hamlets
Half Moon Young People's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
43 White Horse Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1
An excellent youth theatre housed in an old Victorian townhouse, the Half Moon has been entertaining young Londoners since the mid-1970s. Occupying the former Limehouse Board ... More
London > Entertainment > Live Music
490 Commercial Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1
This splendid 1930s art deco Grade II listed East End dance hall has a capacity of over 2,600 and prides itself as "London's most versatile venue". ... More
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
566 Cable Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W
Jamboree is an independent live music venue in Limehouse, within the heart of London's East End, offering an eclectic programme of music including jazz, world/mediterranean, folk ... More

Tower Hamlets Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Tower Hamlets
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
London > Attractions > The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, Tower Hamlets, London E3
What was once one of the seven large Victorian burial sites in London is now a wonderfully if slightly spooky green space. Opened in 1841Tower Hamlets ... More
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?
Indiana Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
129 Salmon Lane, Tower Hamlets, London E14
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
Zain's Restaurant & Grill
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
558 Mile End Road, Mile End, Tower Hamlets, London E3
Crafting vibrant flavours of the East, Zain's Restaurant & Grill offers a laidback family-run eatery in the lively East End. Making use of a daily delivered ... More
La Figa Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
The Mosaic, 45 Narrow Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14
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Tower Hamlets Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Tower Hamlets.
Morgan Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
43 Morgan Street, Tower Hamlets, London E3
Yet another conversion of a grimy and atmospheric East end boozer into a gastropub, but in this case it's been done so well that it's hard ... More
The Narrow
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Narrow Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14
Having been such a huge influence on British gastropub fare, it was only a matter of time before Gordon Ramsay opened one himself. As is so ... More
New Globe
London > Nightlife > Pubs
359 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3
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Tower Hamlets Nightlife

Tower Hamlets clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
BJ's White Swan
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
556 Commercial Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14
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Tower Hamlets Leisure

Tower Hamlets gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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

Tower Hamlets Education

in or near Tower Hamlets
Queen Mary, University of London
London > Education > English Language Courses
Learning Development Unit, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1
Under 200 per week. Maximum group size 20.... More
European-Atlantic Diplomatic Academy
London > Education > Adult Education
ACCD Headquarters London, P. O Box 50561, Docklands, Tower Hamlets, London E16
Established to enhance academic and practical studies of global trade, commercial diplomacy, international affairs as well as the knowledge and practice of anti-corruption policy, anti-human trafficking, ... More

Tower Hamlets Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Tower Hamlets.
The Cruising Association (CA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
CA House, 1 Northey Street, Limehouse Basin, Tower Hamlets, London E14
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