East End

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Where Shakespeare’s first plays were performed. Birthplace of Idris Elba. Ground zero for the London hipster. There are lots of good reasons to head east and explore the creative cooldom in the Hackney and Tower Hamlets boroughs.

Hackney is Islington’s neighbour to the east; just follow Regent’s Canal towpath to get there. On your way, you’ll pass through the core districts of the London creative: Shoreditch, Hoxton, Haggerston, and Dalston.  Then the path dips south into Tower Hamlets borough, where it’s worth visiting the V&A Museum of Childhood, Columbia Road Flower Market, and strolling Brick Lane.

Read the full Small Folk Travel London Guide.

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Small Folk Travel

Small Folk Travel is a family travel site by mama and travel writer Taraneh Jerven. The Jerven family (two toddlers, one bun in the oven) travels incessantly. When researching our trips, we couldn't find the family travel coverage we were looking for. We did our own research. We wrote the family travel guides ourselves. Taraneh Jerven writes for international travel publishers including RoughGuides.com and DK Eyewitness Travel. We cover good stuff for discerning parents and their little ones. Often these overlap. If they don't, we take turns.

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