To Do

Aubin Cinema

A fun place for a date, head to the Aubin Cinema for a unique film experience. For not much more than the cost of going to a regular multiplex cinema, the Aubin Cinema, located under a shop, offers viewers the chance to watch the latest movies in the comfort of sofas (complete with cosy tartan blankets). What’s more, the cinema serves cocktails, wine and gourmet snacks – be sure to try the tasty Jazz Corn.

Netil House

A formerly run down commercial building near Broadway Market, Netil House is the home of East London’s creative community. Composed of bars, cafés, markets, clubs and artists studios, Netil House has something to entertain everyone. Head to the rooftop space Netil360 for great pop-up events throughout the summer and enjoy live music, yoga classes or host your own gathering in the exclusive hot tub area.

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  • 1 Westgate Street
    Hackney, London
    E8 3RL

Karoke at the Birdcage

A hipster favourite, The Birdcage is often packed at the weekends with twenty- somethings and locals flocking to the friendly pub for karaoke. Be prepared to witness some great talent as attendees belt out classic anthems. Make sure you arrive early to guarantee a seat.

Columbia Road Flower Market

Open every Sunday starting at 8am until 3pm, the Flower Market is a visual delight. Transforming the street into a sea of foliage, the market is comprised of 60 sellers who either grow their own plants or import flowers from around the world. Arrive early to ensure you get the best of the bunch or alternatively arrive around 2pm for the best bargains.

Picnic on Jesus Green

Have your lunch or spend a quiet afternoon on the shady lawn of Jesus Green park. An attractive green space encircled by railings, it’s family friendly and the a great spot to take a break from seeing the East London sights.

Geffrye Museum

Explore the history of English interior design at this charming museum, housed in a set of 18th century almshouses. The museum focuses on the living rooms of English urban middle classes, chronologically showing how homes have been furnished and used throughout the ages and the changes in society, fashion and taste.

Hackney City Farm

Escape city life for an afternoon and venture to Hackney City Farm, situated between Broadway Market and Columbia Road. Explore the farmyard where you will find many animals, gardens and butterfly house, or stop off at its Italian deli Frizzante, which does a great breakfast and seasonal Mediterranean cooking. They also have the added attractions of pottery and cooking workshops.

Alternative London Tour

Ditch the guidebook and experience a different side to London with an Alternative London Tour around East London. Discover the history and culture around Shoreditch and Brick Lane from a local’s perspective; all Alternative London tour guides live locally and belong to the thriving East London creative community, meaning there’s no better way to explore the area’s street art scene.

Rooftop Summer Club - Queen of Hoxton

Open until September, the Rooftop Summer Club at the Queen of Hoxton is a hub of seasonal activities, including art installations, workshops and parties. Five nights a week the venue hosts outdoor film screenings – simply bring your own chair and sit back and relax amidst the London skyscrapers.

Old Spitalfields Antiques and Vintage Market

Just a five-minute walk from Liverpool Street Station, Old Spitalfields Market is a haven for shoppers. Although open seven days a week, the main market days are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For antique lovers, the Thursday market is a treasure trove of vintage and antique collectables and should not be missed.

Aubin Cinema

Netil House

The Birdcage

Columbia Road Flower Market

Geffyre Museum

Hackney City Farm

Queen of Hoxton

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