London Fields Neighbourhood Guide

This small but perfectly formed pocket of East London manages to pack in just about everything you could ever want from a neighbourhood. Centred around a fantastic green space of the same name with some extensive sport facilities including tennis courts, a cricket pitch and of course the famous Lido. The area is also bursting with some really good independent shops and restaurants, has an excellent Sunday Farmers Market and is just moments from the wonderfully cosmopolitan Broadway Market. Housing around London Fields is much like the rest of East London. It suffered substantial bomb damage during the second world war so original Victorian and Georgian tree lined trees are now interspersed with a variety of housing estates. The area is also beginning to see some really good new developments as well as the regeneration of some of the older housing estates. The overground provides easy access to the city and rest of central London and the nearby A10 and A12 allow easy access out of London which makes the area very appealing for both young professionals and families alike. .

Transport Information:

London Fields Overground Stations.

A number of good local bus routes runs via Mare Street and Queenbridge Road.

Santander docking stations can be found in nearby Haggerston and Hackney Central.

Our pick of London Fields’ top spots:

Caffeine Kick:

Climpson and Sons: If you are serious about coffee, this is the place to drink it. These guys really know their stuff. Ethically sourced, locally roasted, finest crafted coffee made the way it should be.

E5 Bakehouse: The coffee is good but the bakery is insane!

Proper Boozer:

The Dove: A favourite with the locals. An extensive beer list from around the world along with a guest selection of British micro-craft brewers.

Pub on the park: Music, comedy, sport, a huge terrace overlooking the park, you can even get marries there, oh and of course beer, lots of beer.

Tickle Your Tastebuds:

Pidgin: A set 4 course modern British menu that changes every week.

Rawduck: This place outs the hip in hipster, fresh, seasonal food with an emphasis on pickled and fermented drinks and dishes

Hill & Szrok: Butchers by day, cookshop by night, choose your cut, watch it being cooked and enjoy with an equally good glass of wine.

Let’s Do Brunch:

Morty and Bobs: Good food, good coffee, and don’t even get us started on the grill cheese sandwiches!

Lardo: To be honest, we’d come here for just about any meal but once you try the Zeppole, fennel pollen sugar and clotted cream we’re not sure you’ll brunch anywhere else.

Going Out Out:

The Cat and Mutton: Quirky gastropub that turns party central at the weekends, with some of London finest DJ’s playing everything from hip hop to house.

Off Broadway: Go for the cocktails, stay for the cat.

Netil 360: Our absolute favourite rooftop bar in London

Let’s get Physical:

London Fields Lido, tennis courts, cricket pitch, outdoor yoga and bootcamp. Nearby Regent’s Canal makes the perfect running or cycling route.