There are lots of options for getting around London. You can take the tube, hail a black cab, hop on the bus or hire a Boris Bike. But one of the best ways to see the city has to be on your own two legs. Walking is not only great exercise, it’s also a fabulous way to see London from a new perspective.
That’s why Tune Hotels has put together a brilliant list of things to do in East London, all within walking distance of their Canary Wharf hotel. Of course, some walks are longer than others, but whether you want a 35-minute stroll or to power through for over an hour, you’ll find something to do.
If you’re feeling particularly energetic, you could add all the attractions together for a well-rounded tour of the area. And Canary Wharf isn’t the only base that’s perfect for exploring East London. Their King’s Cross and Liverpool Street hotel are also well-situated for seeing this vibrant side of London.
So, where should you go? Just a mile and a half (35-minutes’ walk) from Tune Canary Wharf you’ll find Mudchute Park and Farm.
A fantastic place for a family day out, you can make friends with the cows, donkeys, llamas, pigs and chickens. If your walk and the animals have tired you out, take a rest and grab a bite to eat at Mudchute Kitchen. Children and pets welcome! If you haven’t had your fill of animals, try Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, London’s first cat café. It’s a 3-mile walk from Tune Canary Wharf, but only 10 minutes from Tune Liverpool Street.
If an hour’s walk just isn’t enough for you, try the three miles to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park…
Once you arrive, you can keep walking around, go for a swim, head to the velodrome or get pedalling on the mountain bike and BMX tracks. Anyone feeling less active might prefer a cable trip across the Thames with Emirates Airline, or maybe just a bowl of cereal in uber-trendy Cereal Killer Café in Shoreditch. Don’t feel like walking at all? There’s always the tube, Docklands Light Railway or bus, easily accessible from Tune Canary Wharf.
Get all 10 ideas and the full East London walking tour from the Tune blog.
With three East London hotels, it’s clear that Tune recognises the area as the place to be. But they’re not sticking to London and are quickly expanding across the rest of the UK. As well as other hotels in the capital, they have an Edinburgh and Newcastle hotel too. And it won’t be long before we see their latest hotel in Liverpool, in a Grade II listed building. Watch this space!
Photo credits: Davide D’Amico, Tune Canary Wharf, Tune Newcastle.