More things to do in the East End of London

1. Columbia Road Flower Market (Sundays only)

Spend the morning browsing the flower stalls and soaking up the atmosphere of this quintessential East London flower market. The famous road is lined with independent boutiques whilst outside the street is alive with the cockney banter of the market traders.

Columbia Road, London, E2 7RG (Hoxton Rail London Overground)

2. Lunch at Eat 17

Based in the heart of Walthamstow Village, Eat 17 is committed to producing honest British food, sourced ethically, skillfully prepared and reasonably priced, in a relaxed and unpretentious setting, since 2007. Bread is made on the premises, in the Eat 17 bakery. All meat is sourced by the East London Sausage Company across the road.

Bacon jam was created here!

28-30 Orford Road, Walthamstow, E17 9NJ (Walthamstow Central)

3. Make a splash at the Lee Valley White Water Centre

Take advantage of the centre’s special offers and go white water rafting from £35 per person. For more details, visit the rafting page on the centre’s website and look out for Fast and Furious Fridays and Wet and Wild Weekdays! The centre that played host to the Canoe Slalom events during the London 2012 Games now offers a a variety of white water activities including Hydrospeeding, Hot dog sessions and Go Canoeing.

Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN9 1AB

4. Watch a performance at the Barbican

The Barbican in London is Europe’s largest arts centre all under one roof. The Barbican is also a base for the London Symphony Orchestra.

The Barbican comprises a concert hall, two theatres, three cinemas, two art galleries, library, two trade exhibition halls, five conference rooms, foyers, shops and conservatory.

Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS (Barbican Underground)