East London

No two streets in East London are the same. As famous for Jack the Ripper as it is for Brick Lane, the area is a cultural melting pot that continuously blends the innovative with the traditional.

East London is a lively area of the city offering alternative shopping options, a vibrant street art and gallery scene, exciting food and drink venues, plus plenty of sporting opportunities. In East London you'll find the hottest nightclubs nestled among mosques and cockney markets.

Explore the streets around Spitalfields, Shoreditch and Brick Lane on an Eating London Tour, taking in eight delicious stops along the way to taste the varied menu London has to offer. To uncover London's spookier side, take the Jack the Ripper tour at night.

Further into East London, enjoy the redeveloped area of Stratford, home of the largest urban shopping centre in Europe, Westfield Stratford City. Here you can also find Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where, as the name suggests, the London 2012 Olympic Games were held.

Download TfL and Time Out London's Guide to Stratford Docklands & Greenwich by DLR 2013 [PDF 5.7MB]

East London Areas

Lee Valley

Explore Stratford and Lee Valley's leafy parks, take part in a range of sports and visit the stunning Olympic Park.

Stratford London

Visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the largest urban shopping centre in Europe, Westfield Stratford City

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