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Why do you love Tower Hamlets? Mumsnet's Local Site of the Week

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Gulee Tue 08-Oct-13 16:36:20

Dear all,

Mumsnet Tower Hamlets is going to be soon the Site of the Week on our national site - mumsnet.com. Therefore we would love to hear from you about why you love the area.

The things we want to know are:

Best THING ABOUT THE AREA

Best CHILD-FRIENDLY CAFÉ

Best CHILD-FREE NIGHT OUT

Best OUTSIDE SPACE

Best HIDDEN GEM

Best COMMUNITY VENUES

Best FREE VISITOR ATTRACTIONS

Best DAY OUT

Best PLACES TO LIVE

Best PLACES TO SHOP

Thanks a lot in advance!

SpitalfieldsMusic Mon 14-Oct-13 12:09:50

We've got a couple of suggestions!

Outside space - we recommended on Arnold Circus. The Boundary Estate has such a vibrant history, it always looks picturesque, and there's often live music in the bandstand!

Day Out - It doesn't last a whole day but it is a fun outing! We produce an interactive opera for babies (0-2 years old) called Musical Rumpus. It's free for adults and £5 for babies, and it's coming to Rich Mix on 11 Dec: http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/winter-festival-2013/musical-rumpus-mudlark-dances/

Places to shop - there are so many we could recommend here but Spitalfields Market is a favourite.

MileEndMummy Mon 14-Oct-13 20:49:55

Best THING ABOUT THE AREA: the green spaces, the history, and the sense of community

Best CHILD-FRIENDLY CAFÉ: Paper and Cup on St Paul's Way

Best CHILD-FREE NIGHT OUT: Cocktails at the Town Hall Hotel bar in Bethnal Green

Best OUTSIDE SPACE: Victoria Park

Best HIDDEN GEM: Stepney City Farm

Best COMMUNITY VENUES: Meath Gardens Children's Centre

Best FREE VISITOR ATTRACTIONS: Spitalfields Market, Riverside walk, Whitechapel Gallery

Best PLACES TO LIVE: Bethnal Green, Stepney, Mile End

Best PLACES TO SHOP: Roman Road (especially Snap), Brick Lane

Gulee Wed 16-Oct-13 22:49:29

We received different kinds of replies through our social media platforms as well:

Q:What do you think what's the Best COMMUNITY VENUE in TowerHamlets?

ArbourThe: @MNTowerHamlets, The meeting rooms in @PaperAndCup are fab!

Q: What's the Best PLACE TO LIVE in TowerHamlets? @spitalfieldsE1

tracywd24: @MNTowerHamlets, Best place @_TheWhitechapel gallery and @Brick_Lane_E1 great art and food-curry or bagels

david_donoghue: @MNTowerHamlets, #spitalfields of course!

Q:Best Free Visitor Attraction in TowerHamlets?

PlayPath:Best Free Visitor Attractions: Museum of London Docklands t.co/xDn17urOUE and of course Mile End and Victoria Parks
We like Sailortown, it has an almost eerie atmosphere. But the recent Canary Wharf history is also fascinating for adults.

Q:what is the best thing for you in #TowerHamlets?

nannytraining: @MNTowerHamlets the best thing for us in Tower Hamlets is the amazing sense of community drawn together by a fabulously diverse people

Q: what is the Best OUTSIDE SPACE in #Tower Hamlets?

SpitsMusic: @MNTowerHamlets, Arnold Circus is picturesque all year round, and there's often live music in the bandstand!

Gulee Wed 16-Oct-13 23:09:10

One of mums sent her answers via email:

Best THING ABOUT THE AREA: everthing is local, walking distance

Best CHILD-FRIENDLY CAFÉ: costa, meds

Best OUTSIDE SPACE:victoria park

Best COMMUNITY VENUES: sure start

Best FREE VISITOR ATTRACTIONS:childhood museum,

Best PLACES TO SHOP:westfield, roman road market

Gulee Sun 27-Oct-13 21:51:09

Here is the page where we gave 10 reasons to live in Tower Hamlets:

www.mumsnet.com/mnlocal/reasons-to-live-in-tower-hamlets?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Post&utm_campaign=reasons-to-live

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