TOWER HAMLETS HAS RECENTLY BEEN DESCRIBED AS LONDON’S MOST LIVEABLE BOROUGH, AND WITH AS MANY ADVANTAGES AS THIS IT’S EASY TO SEE WHY
The Glacier Point apartments provide nothing but the best location in the heart of London's trendiest district. Living just off Hackney Road, you'll be surrounded by the best restaurants and bars East London has to offer, fantastic transport links and a plethora of activities to while away the weekends, not forgetting all the amenities essential for twenty first century London living. Spend a Sunday perusing the famous Columbia Road Flower market before brunch at local favourite Bistrotheque, followed by a stroll along the picturesque canal up to quirky shops and eateries on Broadway Market, before stretching out on London Fields and absorbing the best of East London atmosphere.
A LOCATION FOR ALL SEASONS
Conveniently located just two minutes walk from Cambridge Heath Station, Glacier Point is perfectly positioned for a city commute, with direct trains to Liverpool Street departing every few minutes.
East London has seen extensive regeneration over the past few decades, making it now one of the most desirable places to move within the capital. Known for pushing the boundaries of food, art, tech and fashion, East London has long since been the edgy counterpart to the polished West End. Hackney Road is no exception and you'll soon feel at home amongst its countless charms.
HACKNEY ROAD, THE HEART OF EAST LONDON'S EVER EVOLVING FASHION, ART AND TECHNOLOGY SCENE
The face of Hackney Road has evolved dramatically over the last three centuries. From the bourgeois paradise of the eighteenth century to the gaudy neon signage lighting the sky years later, the Hackney Road's transformation to become the heart of London's fashionable East has been utterly fascinating.
Located in the very heart of East London, Glacier Point apartments are a perfect fusion of everything the district has to offer. A blend of old and new, you'll never be short of things to do in this buzzing location.
Absorb some of the rich local culture and pay a visit to the V&A Museum of Childhood, located just a few minutes walk from Glacier Point. Founded in 1982, the museum is a cornerstone of Bethnal Green's fascinating history and regularly runs free events. Close by is also Hackney City Farm, a reassuringly rural retreat if this urban area of London where you can pick up some fresh eggs for breakfast. And if it's art and design you'd prefer, head over to East End Prints or the famous Whitechapel Gallery for your daily dose of the most cutting edge art the East End has to offer. Or if it's a relaxing day of pampering you're after, take a trip to nearby York Hall (below), home to the East End's only luxury spa and health club, or Glasshouse Salon (below right), which prides itself on only using vegan hair products.
Of course, East London would be nothing without its independent boutiques and quirky shops. Pop into Broadway Market for sustainable bespoke items of clothing, beautifully designed leather shoes, sought after books and even a spontaneous yoga class. Or if it's something more mainstream you're after, Hackney Walk is a short bus ride away, offering the best designer outlet offers on brands from Nike to Aquascutum.
Sager + Wilde is a beacon of cool in Hackney Road. A destination wine bar for wine lovers, also approachable to anyone who fancies a decent glass in a relaxed atmosphere. Be sure to book your table for a post Columbia Road market drink.
RELEASE YOUR INNER KID
Absorb some of the rich local culture and pay a visit to the V&A Museum of Childhood, located just a few minutes walk from Glacier Point.
GOOD HAIR DAYS ALL ROUND
Glasshouse Salon is part of the creative community at Netil House, by Broadway Market. They use Organic Colour Systems in order to create beautiful colours without damaging hair the way other products can.
Once you've explored everything on offer, you'll certainly be hungry. Visit the Typing Room for their exquisite tasting menu of local produce, or sample the sophisticated menu at firm favourite Bistrotheque. If something more casual is your preference, grab East London's best Japanese food at BYOB Hurwundeki (above), they also double as an event space and barber shop, or a stone baked pizza at your new local The Florist Arms. And for after dinner fun and games, Satan's Whiskers is locally regarded as the cocktail bar of choice. Moreover, The Sebright Arms promises live music and craft ales all night long.
ONE STOP FOR RELAXATION
York Hall Day Spa is an affordable luxury day spa in Bethnal Green and the finest spa of its kind in London's East End.
21ST CENTURY EAST LONDON CUISINE
Typing Room is located in East London's Town Hall Hotel, built in 1910. The tasting menu, served up by head chef Lee Westcott, is nothing short of delicious.
FANCY A NOT SO LAZY SUNDAY?
And if after all that it's time to stretch your legs, head over to yoga studio Stretch on Broadway Market. They'll help you counterbalance the stresses that come with London's hectic pace.
SURROUNDED BY GREENERY, IT IS DIFFICULT TO STROLL IN ANY DIRECTION WITHOUT STUMBLING UPON A PARK IN WHICH TO ESCAPE THE URBAN HUSTLE AND BUSTLE.
The highlight is the stunning Victoria Park, just a 10 minute walk east from Glacier Point. Encompassing 86 hectares of beautiful park life, lakes and fountains, Victoria Park also has tennis courts, cricket pitches, and an outdoor gym. It is superb for kids with the V&A Playground. Each year, two of the biggest music festivals in London – Lovebox and Field Day – and some of the most innovative acts in the world grace the grass of Victoria Park.
With its boutique mix of DJs, electronic acts and live bands, as well as a mesmerizing range of performance, art and dance acts, Lovebox is known as one of the highlights of the summer.
Field Day also has a consistently excellent line up, made up of the world's best alternative acts, ranging from weird pop and indie rock to underground dance producers and folk musicians – not to be missed.
Winterville, a Christmas festival, now descends upon the park in December, and is set to rival Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland. The rather fabulous festival includes an ice rink, ferris wheel, roller disco, pop-up pantomime, mini-nightclub, the chance to ride horse-drawn carriages around the park, and much more besides.
QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK
A little further east of Glacier Point is, of course, the epic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which also hosts events such as the Picnic In The Park Festival, Invictus Games, as well as the 2016 Four Nations Rugby League.
GLACIER POINT PLACES THE FASHIONISTAS RIGHT AT THE HEART OF STYLE.
Nearby Bethnal Green and Shoreditch have a whole host of quirky boutiques, such as Tatty Devine's flagship store, showcasing innovative fashion and jewellery, as well as second-hand and vintage shops aplenty.
Right next to Shoreditch High Street Overground station, is a pop-up mall constructed of stripped-out and refitted shipping containers. It is filled with a eclectic mix of mainstream and off-beat fashion and lifestyle brands, galleries, cafés and restaurants.
In nearby Stratford is Europe's biggest shopping mall housing well known names such as John Lewis, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, a 17-screen Vue Cinema, as well as virtually every high street brand imaginable.
With a mix of high street and high end, Canary Wharf offers everything from Gap to Montblanc, while Bond Street, just a short journey away, offers the most luxurious brands. Here Burberry, Gucci and Prada can be found alongside other sought after designers.
On the doorstep of Cambridge Heath station, Glacier Point is perfectly positioned for City Commuters and beyond. A short walk to Bethnal Green provides direct access to the Central Line and all other areas of the capital.
Glacier Point has all of the benefits of East London living, with the convenience of great access to transport by tube, bus and bike.
Just one minute walk from Glacier Point are buses 26, 55 and 48, all of which provide swift access to the West End and London Bridge.
You can hire an ever popular Santander bike from the stop just down the road, and take it for a spin through Victoria park. If you're a keen commuter cyclist, you're also just moments away from the brand new cycle superhighway.
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