East London is a hive of activity and culture, so you won’t want to miss out on the gems surrounding Stepney Green station.
Stepney Green Underground station is on the District and Hammersmith & City lines, meaning it’s an area within easy reach of almost anywhere in the city. You can also get there by jumping on a bus from Bow and Aldgate.
The Tube runs from approximately 5.30am until midnight, so even if you’re just heading to the area for the day you can easily get to other destinations.
There’s certainly no shortage of things to see and do in East London, and the area surrounding Stepney Green station is no exception. Here are some of favourite places to visit in the in this part of the city.
Stepney Green Park
London has the reputation of being a concrete jungle, but in fact, you’ll find a number of green spaces in the city. Stepney Green Park has stood for centuries, making history as far back as the Peasants Revolt in 1381.
Stepney Clocktower, which was moved to the area in 1934, is based in a triangular garden adjacent to the park. The entire area was once part of Mile End Green, the largest of several commons in the Manor of Stepney that extended from St Dunstan’s Church to Whitechapel.
Stepney City Farm
In 1979, local residents, schools, churches and community groups voted to transform the former Stepping Stones Farm. Today, Stepney City Farm stands in its place, boasting animals such as pigs, goats, sheep and cows, as well as ducks, chickens, guinea pigs and ferrets.
Different projects are also held here, including the Community Growing Project, Saturday craft sessions and a rural arts centre, where children can take part in ironmongery, pottery and woodwork skills.
The farm is open from 10am to 4pm from Tuesday to Sunday.
Columbia Road Flower Market
Just a short walk from Stepney Green station in Bethnal Green you can find the Columbia Road Flower Market, one of the most vibrant markets in the city.
The market is open every Sunday from 8am until 3pm, transforming the area into an oasis of colourful blooms. You can find anything from bedding plants to ten-ft banana trees, with plants and flowers grown by the sellers themselves and imported from countries across the globe.
With bucketfuls of stunning flowers adorning the streets, this truly is considered one of London’s most visually appealing markets.
There are also a host of independent galleries and shops lining the street. The area boasts 60 independent shops, as well as a number of art galleries, cupcake shops, vintage clothes stores, English and Italian delis, garden specialists and antique shops. In addition, you can find a great choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Another iconic market of London that you won’t want to miss out on is Spitalfields, which is around 30 minutes walk away from Stepney Green station.
Open seven days a week, the impressive selection of shops and stalls here draws Londoners and tourists alike to the area. The main market days from Thursday through to Sunday offer different themes, while you can still find people selling arts and crafts, vintage clothing, unique jewellery, artwork and food from across the globe on a daily basis.
If you’re visiting London for a few days, then you’ll want to be confident that you’ve booked top-quality accommodation for your stay.
M by Montcalm London Shoreditch Tech City
M by Montcalm London Shoreditch Tech City hotel in East London is the perfect location for exploring this area of the capital. This modern venue stands out due to its orignality and style, leaving you in awe.
You’ll find everything you could possibly need at the M by Montcalm hotel, and be able to enjoy it all using the latest technology. Every room includes a tablet allowing you to create your own environment, from mood-matching lighting to touchscreen-controlled underfloor heating in your bathroom. You can even use it to dim the lights, close the curtains and order room service.
The Montcalm At The Brewery London City
If you’d rather head back to the centre of the city to stay, then the Montcalm At The Brewery London City is perfect, as it’s just a short ride away on the Tube.
This traditional hotel exudes luxury, as well as a rich history. Dating back to 1750, the building was originally the site of Whitbread & Co, Britain’s first purpose-built mass production brewery. The rooms boast an almost unrivalled historic charm, while still offering all the modern amenities you could need during your stay.
You can also enjoy the renowned gastropub The Jugged Hare, which boasts an array of traditional British dishes, as well as the Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, which is renowned for its stunning afternoon tea.
There truly is no end of things to see and do in and around Stepney Green, so if none of these take your fancy then head out and explore and make your own memories in our stunning capital city.