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Things to do in East London

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in East London. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite East London attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in East London to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in East London.

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  • Alfies Antique Market

    Specializing in treasures dating from the 1920s onward, this Church Street market is home to more than 100 experienced and enthusiastic dealers, ma... More
  • Anderson & Sheppard

    Since 1906, Anderson & Sheppard has been an icon in bespoke tailoring. Located on London’s Savile Row, the well-known shop is reminiscent of a gent... More
  • Dennis Severs House

    Inside this 1724 Georgian residence is a “still-life drama” created by late American artist Dennis Severs. Severs, who lived here from 1979 until h... More
  • Geffrye Museum

    Taking visitors on a journey through time, the Geffrye Museum offers a unique look at English middle-class life from the 1600s to present day. Loca... More
  • Space.NK

    A modern-day apothecary, this sleek store suffuses the senses with cult beauty lines including REN, Eve Lom, Kiehl’s, and Dr. Sebagh, as well as it... More

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