Where to Stay in London’s East End

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Updated: September 11, 2020
By Santorini Dave

East London Hotels

The hip and trendy vibe of London’s East End neighborhoods.

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East London is a vast area incorporating several neighborhoods (including the City of London, Tower Hill, Canary Wharf, Shoreditch, and Hoxton) each with their own charm. With colorful markets, fascinating museums, pop-up stores, alfresco riverside dining and some of London’s most iconic structures, there’s much to see and do.

Must-see attractions include a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the ancient London Wall, and Spitalfields Market.

For the best views of London – Sky Gardens, the Gherkin and Arcelormittal Orbit at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park offer incredible photo opportunities, and if you fancy a spot of shopping, head for Columbia Road flower market or browse gifts and clothing in the pop-up shops of Boxpark, Shoreditch.

Some of London’s most interesting museums are in East London. Visit the Museum of London to learn about the city from prehistoric to modern times or Museum of London Docklands which tells stories of historical maritime trade and the growth of England’s capital.

Dining out in East London is a treat. You’ll find everything from traditional British pub food to Indian, Mediterranean, Japanese, and American cuisine. There are friendly, neighborhood cafes, Vegan diners, and deli’s, plus plenty of casual restaurants and fast food outlets.

Hotels in East London range from budget to luxury. You can stay in a converted courthouse, a 5-star deluxe riverside hotel or a well-known budget chain hotel within walking distance of attractions.

Underground Stations are dotted all around East London, plus there are regular buses with direct links to different areas in the city.

To reach Gatwick Airport, take the London Underground from East London to Victoria on the Circle or District Lines. From Victoria take the Gatwick Express train to the airport which takes 40 minutes.

To get to London Heathrow, the easiest and quickest way is via Paddington Station on the express train. You can take a taxi, bus, or the underground with one change from East London to Paddington. King’s Cross/St. Pancras rail stations can be easily reached on the Northern Line from London Bridge Station.

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