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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