Ambrose Walk Community Garden

What's the score? A quiet community garden created by Malmesbury Residents Association and located just north of Bow Church DLR. With an emphasis on fruit trees and bushes it's a little edible haven amongst the houses. See my Insta post for more Access ... 5 minutes walk from Bow Road Underground and Bow Church DLR… Continue reading Ambrose Walk Community Garden

Grove Hall Park and playground

What's the score? A park with playground, which is tucked away and surprisingly peaceful given it is surrounded by Bow Bus Garage, the A11 and the A12! It nestles alongside the Nunnery Gallery and Cafe so perfect to combine with a bit of culture and a cracking flat white. Access ... The no 25 and… Continue reading Grove Hall Park and playground

Hertford Union Canal

What's the score? At just over a mile long this canal is perfect for a gentle waterside stroll along the southern edge of Victoria Park. If you want more, it connects to the Regent's Canal in the west, and the River Lea in the east. But it's also rewarding to simply amble the short stretch… Continue reading Hertford Union Canal

Bartlett Park playground

What's the score? Opened in the second half of 2020, Bartlett Park playground is a welcome addition to the area, offering a mix of play equipment for toddlers to 10 year olds (the website claims up to 18yrs, but I'd say younger ages are gonna be most interested). You can easily while away a couple… Continue reading Bartlett Park playground

Cody Dock

What's the score? An incredible community garden / wildlife haven / creative industries quarter in an abandoned dock on the River Lea. With a variety of gardens, a community boat, chickens, bees, rabbits, studios, galleries and a café run by the wonderful Nadia, Cody Dock is a real gem tucked away amongst the reed beds… Continue reading Cody Dock

Wild Kingdom at Three Mills Island

What's the score? A 'natural' playground designed to sit gently within the landscape of this little island on the River Lea, Bromley-by-Bow (just south of Stratford High Street and the Olympic Park). The playground frames part of Three Mills Green - a circular recreation ground open to the public all year round. The Wild Kingdom… Continue reading Wild Kingdom at Three Mills Island

Urban Beach, Royal Docks

What's the score? As the name suggests - a little beach in one of the docks! A pop-up urban beach open during July and August in Royal Victoria Dock. With a sandy beach area, deck chairs, a refreshments hut, a large paddling pool and a 'swimming pool', this has everything you need to feel beside… Continue reading Urban Beach, Royal Docks

Here East playground

What's the score? A small playground by the canal that hasn't been over-landscaped and avoids the crowds of the Olympic Park right next to it. Tell me more ... This small, rugged, but thoroughly lovely playground is on the banks of the River Lea Navigation nestled between the Olympic Park and Hackney Wick. Considering it… Continue reading Here East playground

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

What's the score? A wonderfully wild woodland park in a former cemetery. Described as London's most urban woodland, the Park is a nature reserve and historic cemetery in the heart of the East End. With walking trails, grave stones, an education centre, pond, wild flower meadows, foraging opportunities and an abundance of wildlife it is… Continue reading Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park