A perfect Sunday in East London

Posted July 4, 2018

by Matala Dyke – Astor Museum

Nothing is better than a Sunday well spent. Lucky for you, you have come to the right place to do just that. Whether you want to go for bottomless brunch, roast, relax in a park, or do some shopping, London has it all.

Play it safe, go East. There are plenty of great coffee shops, markets, and pubs. Start your morning off with a coffee and breakfast at oZone, Attendant, or Shoreditch Grind (for bottomless brunch).

After that, you can head to one of the many markets that East London has to offer. Brick Lane or the Columbia Road flower Market are some of our main picks. The Columbia Road Flower Market especially as it’s completely outdoors which makes it perfect for a Summer stroll and it’s only open on Sunday.  There are more flowers there than you can ever imagine, the Insta opportunities are endless! On Sunday’s Brick lane becomes alive with artists, live music vintage stores and food stalls. You can find just about anything, including amazing cheap bagels from the most famous Beigel Shop in town, and some incredible Indian food.

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If you feel that you want to keep it traditional, check out any of the many nearby pubs for a Sunday roast. Almost all pubs do Sunday roast, but most sell out so be sure to go early. We recommend the Princess of Shoreditch for a good roast, it may not be the cheapest, but definitely worth it. They have one of the best vegan-friendly roasts around town.

Of course, no Sunday in London would be complete without a good ol’ pint! Take a walk around east London and you won’t struggle to find a pub. If the weathers nice, finish the day with a walk along the River Lee and a Pint at Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick.

Other places to visit on a Sunday

Spend the afternoon wandering through Hampstead Heath, one of London’s biggest parks. Afterwards, head to Hampstead Village for a coffee, or pint. It’s the perfect city getaway, you would never know you’re still in zone 2!

 

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