Bow Area Guide
At the heart of London’s East-End, Bow is packed with history yet surprisingly green. Bounded by Victoria Park and Mile End Park, you’ll find an increasing crop of professional commuters who appreciate the tranquility of the park-life and the convenience of three tube lines and the DLR right on the Bow Road
Where are we?
Surprisingly for East London, Bow is bounded on each side by green open spaces; Victoria Park to the north, the Olympic Park to the east, Mile End Park to the west and Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park to the south. A green oasis, about 3 miles East of the heart of London
Why should I buy here?
Bow is due to benefit from the Mayor’s £1.1bn vision for the East Bank on the edge of the River Lea. While part of the £12bn legacy fund at nearby Olympic Park is being used to improve transport links in the area.
What can I buy here?
Due to it’s industrial history, it’s no wonder that period house and factory conversions dominate the landscape. The Bow Quarter is a large development on Fairfield Road formed from the historic Bryant & May match factory. There are recently built serviced apartments, particularly on the eastern edge and many post-war developments offering entry level opportunities too.
Where can I go out?
Bow is stuffed full of culture if you seek it out. The Chisenhale Gallery or V&A Museum of Childhood are worth a visit. The All Points East festival in Victoria Park showcases a variety of musical acts over two weekends each summer. For the discerning drinker, Victoria Park is surrounded by quality pubs such as the Royal Inn on the Park, the Laureston and the Hemingway.
How about going out for a meal
The Lord Tredegar is a charming East London pub serving delicious gastropub-style locally sourced food. The Common Greenway and the Pavilion Cafés both offer delicious brunches and snacks in the park. The Greedy Cow is a great steakhouse just off Mile End Road.
How do I get from A-B
Bow Road station (Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith & City Line)
Mile End station (Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith & City Line)
Bromley-By-Bow station (Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith & City Line)
Bow Church station (DLR)
Pudding Mill Lane station (DLR)
Here are just a few of the local restaurants worth a try
Some of our favourites for a tipple or two
Places to Visit
Feel like working out
Roman Road Street Market, a traditional East End street market that has been running for over 150 years, great for finding unique items and great prices.