Sunday, 10 April 2016

#LondonEating at the Olympic Park @theviewtube

NEW! Where to grab a bite or a drink after a London Walk?

I've asked my London Walks colleagues to chip in their suggestions and I'll share them here regularly on The Daily Constitutional.

The Rules: All "reviews" were conducted anonymously and we paid our way. No kick-backs, no payola, no deals: these are the places that we London Walks guides - and London Walkers – choose when eating and drinking out and about in London. No buckshee burritos, nary a gratis granola bar was received in exchange for these recommendations.

And I promise never to use the word "eaterie". Seriously: have you EVER heard anyone SAY the word eaterie?

The Criteria: As well as the one-offs, the unique cafes, bars and stalls that make London so special, I'll be featuring reliable chains along the way. They have to be in London and within five minutes of the end of a London Walks tour.

I hope you enjoy them.

Have your say: As usual we'd like to hear from you – drop us a line with your own London foodie (and drinkie) tips.


A.S-G London, March/April 2016

With the Olympic Park tour back in the schedule for Summer 2016 Adam writes…

Last year your correspondent hired a bike and cycled the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London's East End – it's the perfect compliment to the London Walks Olympic Park tour (which meets at West Ham tube on Saturdays at 10.45a.m from 28th May 2016).

Amid all the modernity and clean lines of the modern architecture on display I was delighted to find the higgledy-piggledy charms of the View Tube, a great community cafe and venue where David and the staff gave our party the warmest of East End welcomes.

The bike hire facility at View Tube is very reasonably priced and there are special rates for families. The food and drink on offer is a delight – hearty and quirky in equal measure.

The Sausage & Egg Panini sums it up: trad with a twist and the perfect reward after a couple of hours on the bike.

The eccentric decor, the guitars lying around for patrons to have a strum, board games and art on the walls all conspire to make this place a London treasure. Great view of the Olympic Park, too, and a damned fine cup o' coffee. 

View Tube is my new favourite place in London.

Thanks to David and everyone who welcomed us!

 Full info here:

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