Out and about near Earlham Square: Where to enjoy a post-lockdown life in East London

Who else is gearing up for the May bank holiday weekend? With lockdown easing and our favourite spots opening up again, we can’t decide where to go first. Take a look as we guide you in the direction of East London’s best, socially-distanced hangouts to enjoy your newly-found freedom – whatever the weather and whatever your budget.

  1. Did somebody say beer garden?

We don’t know about you but we love getting together with our friends for a good time at our local -whether it’s for a pub quiz, game of pool, or just to sit in the beer garden and grab some food after a Sunday walk. Forest Gate is home to many of the finest al-fresco drinking and dining options to enjoy a well-deserved cold one – located a two-minute walk from Earlham Square, The Forest Tavern boasts a sizeable garden and a laid-back atmosphere. The Holly Tree is another gem to look out for – the stylish décor and great food will leave you wanting more. Plus, they have a fully functioning miniature railway in the garden for everyone to enjoy!

  1. Step into Summer in London’s parks

Enjoying over 20 public parks, the borough of Newham certainly isn’t short of outdoor spaces for you to enjoy a picnic in the park and embrace the warmer weather. The family-friendly Horniman Gardens are an easy ten-minute walk away, and be sure to check out some of the larger local parkland areas include Lister Gardens, Central Park, and Stratford Park.

  1. Shop till you drop in Westfield

If spending your payday wages is more your thing this bank holiday, Westfield Stratford City has everything you could want, from retailers, restaurants and bars to Vue Cinema and Bat and Ball. What’s more, the mall is placed directly next to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; this iconic and sprawling public space offers the perfect day out!

  1. Culture Clash

Bursting with culture and variety, there’s something for everyone in this district of London; whether you’re looking for a chilled family day out or to hang out in the evening with your friends. Street art, international dining spots, museums, and even a city farm make East London the perfect place to get your post-lockdown fix through a range of enticing activities and events.