We cruise along the Regent’s Canal heading upstream to Mile End passing the Ragged School Museum www.raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk and the leafy open spaces of Mile End Park and the Mile End Ecology Park where we find one of the few remaining, genuine, East London traditional pubs, The Palm Tree. Onward to Vicky Park, as it’s known to the locals, we continue our surprisingly leafy cruise. With it’s many historic monuments, boating pond, Pagoda and pavillion it’s the oldest public park in Britain and London’s finest.
We continue our cruise past some delightful gardens and on to Broadway Market where you’ll find the best street food in London and a truly eclectic mix of shops and stalls selling fantastic produce, arts & crafts, stylish accessories and über cool clothes. There are also more traditional shops including a hardware store and a proper, east London, many-generations, family run pie and mash shop which has to be tried! www.eathackney.com The Dove www.dovepubs.com is our favourite spot for a drink.