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MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS

In the heart of Canary Wharf, the Museum of London Docklands is located in an old warehouse which was formerly used to store imported goods from the West Indies, such as tea, sugar and rum. The museum explores London's history as a port and river settlement from Roman times through to the present day.

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West India Quay , Hertsmere Road, London E14 4AE

+44 (0)20 7515 4741

www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Docklands

ALL STAR LANES

All Star Lanes retro bowling alley provides a great escape from the crowds with its vintage styling, diner-style restaurant and cocktail bar. Go for a game, or just pop in for a burger.

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Second Floor, Westfield Stratford City, London E20 1ET

+44 (0)20 3167 2434

www.allstarlanes.co.uk/venues/westfield-stratford-city/

GETTY IMAGES GALLERY

Getty images has one of greatest photographic collections in the world and thorugh their galleries they aim to make this collection accessible to all.

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The Street at Westfield, Stratford City, Unit SU1119, Number 2, Stratford Place E20 1EJ

+44 (0)20 8221 7498

www.gettyimagesgallery.com/westfield-stratford.aspx

STOUR SPACE

Should the blanket coverage of field sports begin to wane, refresh your senses with some contemporary art. Stour Space will be showing work from the vibrant local art world in its cavernous exhibition space. There is a cafe onsite too.

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7 Roach Road, London E3 2PA

+44 (0)20 8985 7827

www.stourspace.co.uk

LONDON FIELDS LIDO

In the heart of Hackney, London Fields is the go-to for hipsters searching for a sun-soaked afternoon. Always busy, the 50-metre pool is heated, making it more bearable on chilly days, and you’ll also find a sun terrace and two cafes offering an escape if the pool area gets over-crowded.

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London Fields Westside, Hackney, London E8 3EU

+44 (0)20 7254 9038

www.better.org.uk/leisure/london-fields-lido

WHITE CUBE

The definitive art gallery for exciting young artists. This is White Cube's new location on bustling, happening, Bermondsey Street. It's well worth a trip south of the river. Take in Borough Market while in the neighbourhood.

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144-152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ

+44 (0)20 7930 5373

www.whitecube.com

COLUMBIA ROAD FLOWER MARKET

This is a great Sunday hang-out. There are plenty of boutiques and great places to eat and drink on Columbia Road. But it's the flowers that rule here, making a beautiful spectacle.