Museum of London Docklands
This museum tells the story of East London from ancient times to the Second World War and the tea trade.
This is one of my personal favorites. Geared to slightly older kids the exhibits do a great job of tracking the history and growth of the London riverfront from Roman days to modern times. (For more London history check out the excellent Museum of London.) Sailor Town is a reconstructed Victorian…
An excellent museum that is deceptively large. I learnt so much about how London came to be
Great place to learn about East London’s history, great for children too and free!
Museum of London Docklands is a museum that tells the history of London's River Thames & Docklands. The museum’s building is central to this story as it was built to store sugar from West Indian plantations at the time of the transatlantic slave trade. The museum’s ‘London, Sugar & Slavery’…
“We are lucky to have a great pub - The Grapes - next door with a lot of history (built in 1720). The pub is now owned by Sir Ian McKellen. You will even find the magician stick used for the film ‘Lord of the Rings’ behind the bar. Don’t miss the Thames view from the balcony at the back of the pub! Fish and chips are great too. The pub is located on Narrow street. Go through the park, it will be on your right. ”
“Amazing local food created by Gordon Ramsay. Be sure to book in advance. The terrace has great views of London right from the water.”
“Bright Italian restaurant with a traditional menu and outdoor seating on a terrace with a fountain. Saturday1–11pm Sunday1–10:30pm Monday12–3pm, 6–11pm Tuesday12–3pm, 6–11pm Wednesday12–3pm, 6–11pm Thursday12–3pm, 6–11pm Friday12–3pm, 6–11pm”
“your local coffee shop with great breakfast options and Napolitanian baked delights ”