This Buzzing Canalside Spot Is The Only Place You Need To Go This Summer

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Here East is east London‘s new hotspot, full of restaurants, quirky bars and event spaces.

Housed in the former Press and Broadcast hubs for the London 2012 Olympics, this dedicated campus overlooks the picturesque River Lee and makes Here East a prime summer destination.

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Designed to play home to the “makers of our future”, it could be hard to see what the appeal is for your average Londoner looking for a weekend adventure. Well, fear not. As well as being home to a selection of established and start-up tech companies, Here East also brings together some brilliant bars, a barber that gives out free beer to their customers and some delicious sounding restaurants.

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Queue up early for a Full American breakfast at The Breakfast Club (we assure you, there will be a queue) or chow down on buffalo wings and fries at Randy’s Wing Bar. If you’re more interested in a tipple, head down to Mason & Company for a craft beer (or three). And, if you’re really feeling healthy, try a Twisted Orange juice from Mother.

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There’s no need to fret about travel too much as Here East puts on a free shuttle bus service that helpfully picks you up from Stratford station and drops you right on the doorstep of this creative hub.

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Of course, as Here East is all overlooking the impressive River Lee, you can lay back in a deckchair and enjoy those east London summer vibes. Although we’re still crossing our fingers for that sunshine…

You can find Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, near Stratford station, E20 3BS or grab their free shuttle bus. Check their Facebook page for regular events. 

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