Attractions in East London  

 

East London Attractions by category: Art Galleries (64), Historic Buildings (35), Other Attractions (27), Sights (13), Attractions for Kids (12), Museums (10), Parks and Gardens (6), Activities for Kids (3), Art and Design (1), Boats and Bridges (1)

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Dennis Severs' House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Folgate Street, East London, London E1 | in East London
The brainchild of eccentric designer and performer, Dennis Severs' House at 18 Folgate Street captures, in a series of evocative snapshots, 18th century life as... More
 
 
 
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Geffrye Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
136 Kingsland Road, East London, London E2 | in East London
There aren't many museums that can have William Morris and Ikea under the same roof, but the Geffyre is one of them. The focus of... More
 
 
 
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Whitechapel Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, East London, London E1 | in East London
Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
V & A Museum of Childhood
London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, East London, London E2 | in East London
The Museum of Childhood houses the UK's largest collection of toys including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets, games, and toys. Collections showcase all aspects of childhood,... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, East London, London EC2Y | in East London
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower Hill, East London, London EC3N | in East London
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, East London, London EC2Y | in East London
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, East London, London EC2 | in East London
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you... More
 
 
 
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, East London, London EC2R | in East London
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of... More
 
 
 
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Sutton House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 & 4 Homerton High Street, East London, London E9 | in East London
The royal connections of this rare, red-brick Tudor manor house reach back to Henry VIII whose Principal Secretary of State, Sir Ralph Sadler, built Sutton... More
 
 
 
Ragged School Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
46-50 Copperfield Road, Bow, East London, London E3 | in East London
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... More
 
 
 
Maureen Paley
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21 Herald Street, East London, London E2 | in East London
Maureen Paley started out selling art from her Victorian terraced home in London's East End in 1984. Since September 1999 the gallery has been situated... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum of London Docklands
London > Attractions > Museums
No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, East London, London E14 | in East London
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River... More
 
 
 
Thames Barrier Information Centre
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Unity Way, East London, London SE18 | in East London
The Thames Barrier is the largest moveable flood barrier in the world. The Information Centre Cafe has spectacular views of the Barrier, along with working... More
 
 
 
Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
John Harrison Way, East London, London SE10 | in East London
When English Partnerships bought the land (historically known as Greenwich Marsh) in 1997 they instigated a massive regeneration project which included bringing 121 hectares of... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hackney City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Goldsmiths Row, East London, London E2 | in East London
This inner city site next to Haggerston Park was used as a farm as far back as the early 1800s when fresh produce was grown... More
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall, East London, London E1W | in East London
Built in 1890 and originally used to power machinery using stream and later electricity, the unique space of The Wapping Project is now a thriving... More
 
 
 
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Firepower - Royal Artillery Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Royal Arsenal, East London, London SE18 | in East London
From sling-shot to missile, this museum traces the evolution of artillery and really is explosive in content. Housing Europe's widest variety of historic and... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rivington Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Rivington Place, East London, London EC2A | in East London
The first newly built public art gallery in London since the Hayward Gallery opened in 1968, Rivington Place is a beautiful glass fronted building designed... More
 
 
 
St Helen's Church, Bishopsgate
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Great St Helen's, East London, London EC3A | in East London
St Helen's is a 13th century twin-nave church which has been fully restored after damage caused by 1992 and 1993 bomb attacks in the City.... More
 
 
 
Museum of Methodism & John Wesley's House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Wesley's Chapel, 49 City Road, East London, London EC1Y | in East London
... More
 
 
 
Chisenhale Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
64 Chisenhale Road, East London, London E3 | in East London
Chisenhale Gallery occupies a renovated 1930s veneer factory on Chisenhale Road in Tower Hamlets. Since 1980, the old veneer factory and Godson's brewery industrial buildings... More
 
 
 
Matt's Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
42-44 Copperfield Road, East London, London E3 | in East London
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.... More
 
 
 
Hales Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5-13 Bethnal Green Road, East London, London E1 | in East London
Art Gallery... in a lovely space.... More
 
 
 
Vilma Gold
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6 Minerva Street, East London, London E2 | in East London
Art Gallery... More
 
 
 
Flowers East
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
82 Kingsland Road, East London, London E2 | in East London
Contemporary art gallery... More
 
 
 
MOTInternational
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Unit 54, 8 Andrews Road, East London, London E8 | in East London
Sharing a building with the Transition Gallery and the Five Years Gallery, the MOT Gallery is one of the key venues for contemporary British art.... More
 
 
 
Wilkinson Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
50-58 Vyner Street, East London, London E2 | in East London
Moving just a few streets away from their original gallery space on Cambridge Heath Road, Anthony Wilkinson and his wife Amanda have significantly expanded their... More
 
 
 
Royal Fusiliers Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
HM Tower of London, East London, London EC3N | in East London
Buried within the walls of the Tower of London this small, curious museum chronicles the history of the Royal Fusiliers Regiment. Every campaign the... More
 
 
 
Wesley's Chapel and House
London > Attractions > Museums
49 City Road, East London, London EC1Y | in East London
John Wesley's House is part of the Wesley's Chapel site which also includes the Museum of Methodism in the crypt of the chapel. The museum... More
 
 
 

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ArcelorMittal Orbit
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

ArcelorMittal Orbit 10 minutes walk from East London

Created by the artist Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond, the continuous looping steel lattice of the striking red ...More

A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures
A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures
Kids Events | Until 15th September 2018 

Discover Children's Story Centre 12 minutes walk from East London

Think there's no such thing as a Gruffalo? Well, there is at Discover where A World inside a Book: Gruffalos, ...More

 
Sola Akingbola
Music | On 20th October 2017 

Theatre Royal Stratford East 17 minutes walk from East London

The Jamiroquai percussionist and band leader, from Lagos, Nigeria, performs futuristic funk with his outfit Critical Mass....More

Funky Fridays
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th October 2017 

Theatre Royal Stratford East 17 minutes walk from East London

Resident DJs spin the very best in R&B, soul, funky house and a touch of reggae....More

1001 Fireflies
Theatre | Until 21st October 2017 

Stratford Circus 18 minutes walk from East London

Theatre, Children's Theatre....More

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Smoking Goat
Smoking Goat
Dining 

Opened in 2014, Soho dive bar and dining room Smoking Goat is a popular side ...More

 
Smoking Goat Shoreditch
Smoking Goat Shoreditch
Dining 

Ben Chapman, Brian Hannon and head chef Ali Borer open a second Smoking Goat, in ...More

 
Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
Dining 

Shake Shack the modern day 'roadside' burger stand ...More

 
The Watch House
Dining 

A former spice factory near Tower Bridge has become a cool coffee shop, offering signature cocktails at night....More

The Watch House
Dining 

Once a shelter for men guarding St Mary Magdalane Church graveyard at night, now a cosy Bermondsey Street coffee shop....More

The Watch House
The Watch House
Dining 

Chancery Lane coffee shop The Watch House becomes, from 5pm each evening, a cosy wine ...More

 
Claw Carnaby
Dining 

Claw Carnaby is the first bricks and mortar site for the seafood specialist....More

The Good Egg
The Good Egg
Dining 

Chefs Joel Braham, Alex Coppard and Oded Mizrachi repeat the success of their much-loved Stoke ...More

 
Bombay Bustle
Bombay Bustle
Dining 

The team behind Jamavar honour the men who use Mumbai's local railway to deliver home ...More

 
Picasso
Theatre | From 1st November 

The Playground Theatre

The refurbished London theatre opens with Terry d'Alfonso's biographical drama, which explores the professional triumphs and personal tribulations of the revered Spanish painter and sculptor. Peter Tate plays the title role, directed by Michael Hunt....More

The Playground Theatre
The Playground Theatre
Entertainment 

200 seat Ladbroke Grove theatre house in a former bus depot....More

 
Autumn 2016 in London
Article 

No excuse to hide and hibernate with London's impressive calendar of events over the coming months. With frightful Halloween happenings and banging Bonfire Night celebrations, excellent exhibitions and fabulous foodie pop-ups, there's a whole host ...More

Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th October 

The Grand, Clapham

The Grand, Clapham pays homage to the finest ...More

 
Awful Auntie
Theatre | From 2nd November 

Richmond Theatre

The Birmingham Stage Company, who recently completed a record-breaking tour of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, now turn their attention to Walliams' Awful Auntie. Awfully thrilling fun for everyone over five, the stage show tells the ...More

Stylist Live
Exhibitions | From 10th November 

Olympia London

Presented by Stylist Magazine, Stylist Live is back for its third year in 2017 and it has doubled in size since launching in 2015. Taking place at Olympia London, the event expects to welcome 21,000 ...More

Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Exhibitions | From 22nd November 

White Cube Bermondsey

White Cube Bermondsey marks the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
Miss Julie
Theatre | From 14th November 

Jermyn Street Theatre

Howard Brenton's adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie gets its London premiere this November at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Directed by Tom Littler, it will be the first West End staging of the play since ...More

Rose Wylie
Rose Wylie
Exhibitions | From 30th November 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

A new exhibition at the Serpentine presents the work of British artist Rose Wylie, showcasing ...More

 
Vegan Nights
Foodie Events | On 23rd November 

The Boiler House

After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market - the queue stretched all the way down Brick Lane - it's coming back this November. Hosted by the Truman Markets and King Cook of ...More

MTV Europe Music Awards
Concerts | On 12th November 

SSE Arena, Wembley

In 2017, the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) are to be held in London for the first time in 21 years. Coming to Wembley's SSE Arena in November, the awards will be hosted by Rita ...More

Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Exhibitions | From 2nd November 

British Museum

With no known culture in the world or ...More

 
Oktoberfest in London
Oktoberfest in London
Article 

Oktoberfest comes to London this autumn with themed parties popping up all over the ...More

 
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Article 

A much-loved tradition for locals and visitors alike, ...More

 
December in London 2017
December in London 2017
Article 

Multi Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton comes to Victoria, Robert Lindsay reprises his role as ...More

 
 
 
 
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