Bow Bells (very famous London pub)
Bow Church DLR
Many local pubs
Snozone, Milton Keynes
Car: not necessary
Bow is a characterful area in the East End of London which has seen radical changes in the last few years. Now classed as part of 'Docklands' and, more recently, the Gateway to the Olympics, this is your opportunity to stay in the real London but still less than half-an-hour on the tube (station less than five minutes walk away and the DLR is even nearer) to the centre of the West End. The flat is in a brand-new gated development of luxury flats on the edge of the beautiful Bow Conservation area. They have spotless, spacious communal areas and fast mirrored lifts along with a lovely raised communal garden and this flat even has allocated parking. It is on the top floor with only two other flats (all owned by us) so is perfect for large groups or families travelling together. Views are over London and the Olympic stadium from the large windows with Juliet balcony in the main room.
Bow is a very historical part of the East End of London with traditional pubs including the famous Bow Bells just around the corner. There are also green spaces including the gothic Tower Hamlets Cemetery - sounds spooky but it's a gorgeous unspoilt wilderness and also very famous, being one of the original Victorian 'Magnificent Seven' cemeteries. These days Bow is better known for being very close to Stratford - just one stop taking four minutes! - so has incredibly easy access to the brand new Westfield Shopping Centre and, of course, the Olympics stadium! In the other direction and also very easily accessible by either DLR or the tube is the rest of London. You can be anywhere in the City or West End within half an hour and a few minutes more to Harrods and 'Museum Mile'. Virtually everywhere is either a direct journey or has one change.
Particularly close is the very trendy (and also historically important) area that includes the wonderful markets Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Petticoat Lane and Columbia Road. As well as these world-famous street markets there are the 'Indian' restaurants of Brick Lane, the wonderfully-preserved Huguenot houses of Spitalfields and, of course, the spectacular Hawksmoor masterpiece Christ Church.