Spotlight on Transport: Top 5 destinations within half an hour of Bow East

Just a 4 minute walk from Bow Church DLR station and an 8 minute walk from Bow Road Underground station, Bow East is the perfect launchpad for exploring London. Here’s our pick of the top 5 London destinations within half an hour of the development…


1. Shoreditch

East London’s edgiest neighbourhood, Shoreditch, is three stops away from Bow Road on the District Line. Get off at Whitechapel and take a walk down world-famous Brick Lane, home to London’s best curry houses and hosting one of the capital’s best weekly markets. Not only is there ample food to taste from around the world, but endless rails of vintage clothing to sift throughand street art from some of the world’s best graffiti artists.


2. Westfield Stratford

A 9 minute bus ride from Bow East is a shopping heaven – just jump aboard the 108 from right outside the development. Browse the 350 shops and restaurants, watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters at the 17-screen cinema, or test your bowling skills at retro-inspired All Star Lanes. There’s always tonnes of events taking place at Westfield, from exclusive fashion runways to special sale weekends, making it a one-of-a-kind retail experience.


3. Hackney City Farm

For the weekends when you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital, enjoy a slice of country living at Hackney City Farm. Spend an afternoon watching the donkeys graze or follow the ducks as they waddle around, before warming up with a mug of hot chocolate at the on-site café. As well as the home of London’s loveliest animals, the farm hosts a wide range of arts and craft courses to educate, inspire and entertain adults and children alike.


4. Canary Wharf

Think Canary Wharf is all business, no fun? Think again. Canary Wharf is home to one of London’s biggest and best shopping and dining destinations, with 120 stores across five malls and an unbelievable range of restaurants and bars. Only a 12 minute journey from Bow East, you’ll find yourself nipping to Canary Wharf every weekend for a guaranteed good time.


5. Greenwich

Bow East’s fantastic DLR connections makes the journey time to leafy Greenwich just 25 minutes. Enjoy a spectacular vista of London from the top of Greenwich Park, or get an up close peek at the actual uniform Lord Nelson wore at the Battle of Trafalgar, exhibited at the National Maritime Museum. You can also jump aboard the Thames Clipper from Greenwich – not just a favourite amongst commuters, but an affordable way of seeing the city from the Thames, ideal for the weekends when you fancy being a tourist in your own city.