Things to do in East London this spring

Flowers are blooming and birds are chirping in sweet melodies. This can only mean one thing; spring has arrived. With this new season comes a fresh breeze of fun and exciting activities across London, especially East London, which is increasing in popularity year on year. See some of the many East London options available to put you in the spirit of the season.

Emirates Air Line Cable Car – Greenwich Peninsula

Enjoy beautiful views above the Thames in the Emirates Air Line cable car.  Cruise across the skies from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks within 15 minutes. You can use your Oyster and Visitor Oyster card or make a contactless payment to pay for the trip. Emirates Air Line is also accessible to wheelchair users and cyclist, and open seven days per week. After 7pm, enjoy extended Night Flights (12 to 13 minutes each way) with music and video in cabins to enhance your in-flight experience as you watch the city come alive after dark.

How much:

Child £2.50 - £6.20 per ticket

Adult: £4.50 to £10.70


Seven days a week from 7am – 9pm

Alfred Le Roy – ‘Overpoured’ Sunday Cruise

A canal-boat cruise of River Lea with food and bottomless drinks, is there more you could ever ask for? The Alfred Le Roy goes on a two hour voyage from Hackney Wick by the London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a retractable roof and windows to give lovely views. The bar serves all kinds of drinks and juices along with the broad range of tasty food.

How much:

From £12.50


Sunday 26 March and various following Sundays at multiple starting times

Gotto Trattoria – Spring Feast Supper Club

A lovely family-run business on the banks of River Lee, serving a menu of hand-rolled pasta, quality British fish and meat and seasonal Italian ingredients complimented by a signature bottle of negroni. Their Spring Feast Supper Club celebrates the most vibrant culinary season with a four course menu.

How much:

From £30


Thursday 23 March from 7-10pm

Up at the O2

If you’re scared of heights this might be an interesting one for you. Overcome your fear of heights by ascending all the way to the top of The O2 via a walkway suspended 52m above ground.  But don’t worry, you’ll be suited and booted for the urban mountaineering experience with climbing guides the whole way.

How much:



Various times throughout the day

Urban Coterie – Yoga with a view

Every first Monday of the month can be the day you take in amazing views of London from the seventeenth floor of the M by Montcalm Hotel whilst doing a yoga class. Yoga guru, Damaris from The House of Yoga, covers an hour yoga session suitable for every for everyone from beginners to intermediate.

How much:



6:30 – 7:30am Monday 3rd April, 1st May and 5th June

Wake up Docklands

Based on the sheltered waters of Royal Victoria Dock, the site boasts visually stunning surroundings with fantastic public transport links
With a variety of watersports in an urban environment, including cable wakeboarding, stand up paddleboarding and SUP yoga.
How much:
Various prices – contact 07596 361312
Thurs-Fri 16.00–18.30
Sat-Sun 11.00–18.30

Hackney Bureau

The chefs at the Bureau offer wholesome, hearty and healthy dishes throughout the day including a choice of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. All food is prepared fresh each day from a range of quality organic butchers and suppliers.
How much:
Monday – Friday 08:00 – 23:00
Weekends 09:00 – 23:00


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