Why do you love Tower Hamlets? Mumsnet's Local Site of the Week(6 Posts)
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!
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.
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
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!
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
Here is the page where we gave 10 reasons to live in Tower Hamlets:
Do you have different ideas, suggestions or recommendations? Feel free to share them here.
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