I was recently invited to take a food tour of East London organised by East Village London and I was in the lovely company of fellow London bloggers London on the Inside, The Arburturian and Lady loves Cake. It was beautiful sunny day of eating, drinking, lots of walking and having our eyes opened to hidden gems in the East End. As someone who has spent their whole life living on the East London border I was surprised by how much of Stratford I had never seen. The Olympics really has done a lot for opening up the area and with lots of regeneration happening I can see myself spending more time in Stratford and the surrounding area in the next year to come.
We enjoyed delicious buns whilst looking out onto the Greenway. If you are in the area it’s a great place to stop and relax.
We then proceeded to walk along the Greenway stopping to admire photographs of the elderly Olympics on the way. The Greenway is also great for cycling alongside the canal.
We passed the canal as we walked along The Greenway walking towards Hackney Wick.
Some interesting street art I noticed on the side of a bench.
Next stop on our tour was the area next to the canal also know as fish island, all the roads around there are named after fish. We also passed Percy Dalton’s old peanut factory which is now mainly used by artists and local designers as office space.
Next we stopped at The Counter Cafe which has lovely views of the canal and serve the best pies! They also have their own art gallery where you can buy art by local artists.
We ate some lovely:
Washed down with:
After relaxing a little we moved on towards Victoria Park, I have already decided that once I win the lottery I will be buying one of the lovely Victorian terraces overlooking the park.
The last part of the food part of the tour was our arrival in Victoria Park Village which is packed full of lovely boutique shops, pubs, and foodie gems. We enjoyed some lovely scotch eggs from the Ginger Pig butchery before moving onto the The Deli Downstairs for some strawberries and Kingscote Sparkling English Cider.
More to come in Part two which will feature the East Village Tour >>>