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Exploring Mile End

By QMResLife 30 Jul 2021

Choosing to be part of Queen Mary means you have unlimited access to the HUGE range of areas to explore.

Let's start with Mile End, we've put together some essential locations to visit during your time studying in London:

Victoria Park
Ah, fresh air! It's got formal gardens, a dog park, football, tennis and cricket pitches, lakes, a café AND music festivals.
Walking time: 10mins

The Half Moon (Wetherspoon)
The classic Wetherspoons - cheap and cheerful! Grab a drink and some food - they have a beer garden for the summer months too

Genesis Cinema
With deluxe viewing, a bar, café and a kitchen serving pies, hotdogs and pizza - it's a luxurious cinema trip
Walking time: 5 mins

Rinkoff Bakery
Hidden in the heart of Mile End is a famous family-run bakery that sells wonderful cakes, bread and pastries
Walking time: 15 mins

Columbia Road Shops and Flower Market
With shops open all year round and the famous flower market on Sunday there is lots to do
Walking time: 40 mins

Pizza Union
Love pizza? You'll find a wide range of pizza’s available all at really good prices. All made in front of you to order.
Walking time: 45 mins

Brick Lane Market
Open on Sundays the market has loads of street food, speciality restaurants, antique furniture, vintage clothes and more
Walking time: 35 mins

Roof East
A rooftop bar and restaurant with batting cages, yoga, rooftop film club, street food and crazy golf
Walking time: 50 mins

East End Thrift Store
A very popular thrift store with great £1 deals or fill a bag for £10 deal!
Walking time: 20 mins

Jack the Ripper Tours
Starting at Algate station, the tours are run by published authors and experts on the topic taking you through the old streets of Whitechapel
Walking time: 45 mins

Sawmill café 
A family-run café and bakery with great brunch and dinner options such as goulash, vegan breakfast, pancakes and salad bowls
Walking time: 40 mins

Westfield Stratford
A brand new shopping centre next to the Olympic stadium offering everything from restaurants and bowling to cinemas and designer stores
Walking time: 40 mins

Junkyard Crazy Golf
With 4 themes courses, cocktails, and music they recommend you leave plenty of time between courses
Walking time: 45 mins

All Star Lanes Brick Lane
Based in Brick Lane with bowling, karaoke, bar and restaurant 
Walking time: 40 min

Palm Tree Pub
Time Out claims it to be the real cockney experience, whatever that means?
Walking time: 10 min

You're not short of things to do around Mile End and best of all, there's SO much more to discover! 

Now it's time to go out and explore your new local area!

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