Winter is coming! But before we get caught up with the Christmas jumpers and carol singing, here are a few things you should tick off your 2017 fun things to do in East London list.
Release your inner-child and enjoy the pleasures of going down the world’s longest tunnel slide. The Slide stands at 178m (250ft) high sending you through twist and turns at speeds up to 15 mph. This tunnel is wrapped around the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture designed by Sir Anish Kapoor in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton Street, London E20 2AD
Time: 10am-6pm (times may vary)
Slide Ticket: From £16.50 per ticket
Child Ticket (8 to 16 years old): From £10.50 per ticket
Family Ticket: From £52.00 per ticket
Concession Ticket: From £13.50 per ticket
Find out more about The Slide here
From Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 November prepare to be amazed in dance by the Black Ballet at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. This innovative ballet offers a wide range of styles from classical to contemporary showcasing a unique narrative. The well-known story of Red Riding Hood is just one of the creatively reinterpreted pieces directed by Cassa Pancho MBE.
Address: Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN
Tickets: £10.00 to £26.00 per ticket
Spin over to their website here
Docks after dark
How brave are you? Can you endure 2 hours in a 200 year old warehouse hearing heart stopping accounts of men, women and children that worked in the Docks? ‘Nothing scary about it’ you say? Well, this one is for over 16s for a reason.
Address: No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London, E14 4AL
Time: Book for sessions starting 6:30pm, 8:30pm or 10:30pm
Price: £25 ticket includes a glass of Prosecco (non-alcoholic drink available).
See the dark side of the docks here
The Line is an art walk in East London between the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The O2, along the waterways and Meridian. This sculpture walk allows you to admire the outstanding work from artist such as Anthony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Abigail Fallis, Martin Creed and Gary Hume. Along the route see hidden gems including the creative garden Cody Dock and Grade I listed House Mill. The sculptures will be on display for two years but the organisers hope to add to the exhibition over time.
Where: Download directions to follow the route here
Price: Donations (crowdfunding)
Discover more about The Line here
East London: Living where the fun is
East London has transformed over recent years and now is the time to look for a move east. With some of the now popular locations like Hoxton and Shoreditch already hiking in price, E16 is the new hot spot to invest into.