Budget Tours in East London
The Wapping Project -> Whitechapel Gallery -> Brick Lane -> Geffrye Museum -> Song Que (restaurant, meals from £4.80) -> Limoncello -> Victoria Park -> Canary Wharf -> Noodle Street (bar, beer from £2.40)
A journey in East London is undoubtedly an experience that is hard to forget as there are plenty of things to see and do in this part of the Capital. If you’re traveling on a budget, then East London is a place where you are going to find some of the cheapest attractions in the city. So, pack your luggage and start exploring one of the most intriguing zones in London.
- The Wapping Project in Tower Hamlets, E1W 3ST, is a great place to start your Budget Tour in East London. It is opened from Monday till Saturday, between 12pm and 10:30pm and on Sundays, from 12pm until 6pm. It has free entry for children and adults. What is the Wapping Project? Well, in 1890 it served as a power machinery with stream, until it was modernised and powered with electricity. In 1977, its initial use was ceased and it became an innovative performance space and centre for the arts. Its main feature, besides the great works of arts, is the hydraulic machinery and equipment that was preserved in this space, offering an interesting and picturesque atmosphere. The Engine and Turbine Houses nearby are also home to a bar and a restaurant.
- The next stop could be the Whitechapel Gallery that is also located in Tower Hamlet, at 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX. The gallery is opened on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 6pm and on Thursdays, from 11am till9pm. It features free entry. It represents the first purpose-built arts space in Britain and it was founded in 1901. The collections at the Whitechapel Gallery change on a regular basis, so, there is always something new to see. An interesting fact about this place is that it displayed the Guernica, by Pablo Picasso, in 1938.
A transfer from The Wapping Project to the Whitechapel Gallery will cost you £11 (£2.75 / person if there are 4 people in the car) and will take around 10 minutes.
- The Brick Lane, E1 6PU, is a picturesque area where you will find Jewish bagel shops, spiced food, artists’ studios, Indian sari silks, fashion outlets, coffee shops and second-hand furniture. The best part is that they’re all in the same place, so will not have to search too much for something you need. A walk on this vibrant street is a must for every visitor in East London.
A transfer from the Whitechapel Gallery to The Brick Lane costs £11 (£2.75 / person if there are 4 people in the car). The trip will last almost 10 minutes.
- The itinerary could continue with the Geffrye Museum, at 136 Kingsland Road, E2 8EA. From Tuesday to Saturday, it is opened between 10am and 5pm and on Sundays and Bank Holidays it opens from 12pm till 5pm. The entry is free of charge. This is a quite quirky museum, as the English domestic interior is diverse. Inside, you will see furniture and decorations spanning more than 400 years. You are going to progress from Georgian styles to Victorian interiors and you will also have the chance to walk in beautiful and well-maintained gardens.
A transfer from the Brick Lane to the Geffrye Museum will cost approximately £11 (£2.75 / person if there are 4 people in the car). This journey will take around 5 minutes.
- After such an amazing tour, we believe that you might be hungry. So, you could stop by Song Que and have lunch. This Vietnamese restaurant is located at 134 Kingsland Road, postcode E2 8DY. The meals are served from 12pm till 11pm from Monday till Saturday and from 12pm till 10:30pm on Sundays. The prices for a main course vary from £4.80 till £11.80. The eatery is quiet and calm and the customer service is highly praised. The food is delicious and, as you can see, the prices are affordable, so you will definitely be one of the numerous happy customers at Song Que. The restaurant is located 1 minute away from the Geffrye Museum. Therefore, you don’t need a transfer between these 2 locations, as you can take a short walk.
- East London boasts of art galleries and the following on our list is a cutting edge one. It’s called Limoncello and it’s located at 340-344 Kingsland Road, E8 4DA. It has free entry and it is opened Thursday to Saturday, from 11am till 6pm. It features frequent collections, exhibitions, shows and lectures. Don’t miss it if you are into the modern and contemporary art.
In order to get from Son Que to Limoncello, you can use our transfer service that will cost you £11 (£2.75 / person if there are 4 people in the car). Such a trip will last no more than 3 minutes.
- After you have seen all these art galleries and museums, you can take some time and relax in one of London’s most beautiful parks: Victoria Park, on Grove Road, E9 7DD. It is a great park, with a magnificent sports ground, tennis courts, a pavilion, ponds and canals. It is perfect for long strolls, meditation, romantic walks or for spending some time with you alone.
The transfer from Limoncello to Victoria Park will take around 11 minutes and it will cost £11 (£2.75 / person if there are 4 people in the car).
- A Budget Tour in East London is not complete without a walk through Canary Wharf. This is one of the most important business districts in London and it’s where the money is made. It features some of the tallest buildings in the United Kingdom, including One Canada Square, 40 Bank Street, Pan Peninsula and One Churchill Place. Stroll around this amazing neighbourhood and experience a little bit of the wealthy people’s life.
A journey from Victoria Park to Canary Wharf will cost £11 for a minicab (£2.75 / person if there are 4 people in the car) and will take almost 15 minutes.
- The last stop of this tour would be the Noodle Street, a lovely bar located at 15-17 Pennyfields, E14 8HP. Here, the prices for a beer start from £2.40 and the cheapest wine costs £12. It also serves food: Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese and its atmosphere is extremely friendly and welcoming. It is opened every day, between 11:30am and 11:00pm.
From Canary Wharf to The Noodle Street, you can use our transfer service that will cost you £11 (£2.75 / person if there are 4 people in the car). The trip will take 5 minutes.
The minicabs for the Budget Tour in East London will cost you around £77 per car and £20 per person if the vehicle has 4 passengers. The 10% discount will get you £70 and £18 respectively. The above tour will last around 7 hours and 10 minutes.
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