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The Tower

Things to do near The Tower Hotel, East London

Find yourself in the very heart of the city, overlooking two World Heritage sites and iconic London landmarks, Tower Bridge built in 1886 and the Tower of London. Vibrant Saint Katherine’s Docks are worth exploring and across Tower Bridge take a walking tour of Butler’s Wharf, the Design Museum and City Hall. Stunning views of London abound from The Tower hotel, one of the best placed addresses in the city. The ideal base to explore the South Bank, Butler’s Wharf, up-and-coming areas of East London and Shoreditch.

Arts & Culture

  • The Globe Theatre - 1.6 Miles

    A must see on the River Thames, the Globe Theatre was founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. Built in the old Tudor style, this roundhouse theatre hosts several of Shakespeare’s classic plays in traditional open roofed style. Explore the very essence of Shakespeare’s productions.

  • Victoria and Albert Museum - 6.9 Miles

    The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen Victoria it was founded in 1852. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art right up to the present day.

  • Tate Modern - 1.9 Miles

    A must see London attraction – explore the most visited modern art gallery in the world. Based in the former Bankside Power Station, The Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art.

  • Southwark Cathedral - 1.1 Miles

    Southwark Cathedral is the oldest cathedral church building in London and has been a place of Christian worship for over 1,000 years. The present building is mainly Gothic, from 1220 to 1420, although the nave is a 19th-century reconstruction in a 13th-century style. Located close to Borough Market.

  • Billy Elliot at Victoria Palace Theatre - 4.7 Miles

    Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. Located just minutes from The Grosvenor Hotel, Victoria.

Local Attractions

  • The London Eye - 3.2 Miles

    One of London’s most famous attractions on the South Bank of the River Thames. The London Eye is the world’s largest observation wheel and offers a spectacular way to take in over 55 of London’s most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes.

  • The O2 Arena - 5.4 Miles

    One of London's top live music and entertainment venues with bars, restaurants a nightclub and cinema amongst its attractions. See which acts are headlining the O2 Arena and InigO2 in this classic modern entertainment venue built for the Millennium.

  • The Shard - 1.2 Miles

    Experience the highest most unobstructed 360° views of London from the newest, most dramatic addition to the city skyline, The Shard. Soaring over London Bridge and all of the city’s most famous landmarks, see the sky-scraping tallest construction in Europe.

  • Vinopolis - 1.4 Miles

    Wine lovers will appreciate over three acres dedicated to the subject of wine and oenology. Experience the 15-minute ‘How to Taste Wine’ session, ask our experts, sample award winning wines with over 6,000 in the Vinopolis cellar. Food and drink go hand in hand with five on site restaurants.


  • Pont de la Tour - 0.2 Miles

    Beautifully situated overlooking the River Thames, Le Pont de la Tour offers first-class French cuisine by Tower Bridge and is beloved of celebrities, London visitors and local residents alike. Delight in traditional yet innovative French cuisine, knowledgeable, friendly staff and thoughtful design that evokes 1930s Parisian chic

  • Butler’s Wharf Chop House - 0.2 Miles

    Set against the backdrop of Tower Bridge, Butler’s Wharf Chop House’s traditional, seasonal menu and riverside heated terrace makes it a perfect venue for celebrating the best of British dining. Enjoy a modern take on old favourites, such as steak and kidney pudding and Chop House fish and chips.

  • The Narrow - 2.3 Miles

    The Narrow is a delightful Grade II building enriched with history. Offering classic British pub dishes with hearty seasonal ingredients and panoramic river views. Located where the Grand Union Canal meets the Thames in the 1740’s it became the site of England’s first soft paste porcelain factory.


  • Borough Market - 1.2 Miles

    Borough Market is London’s most renowned food market; a source of exceptional British and international produce. Find out what’s on in the market, try delicious seasonal food, meet the traders and the produce they sell, and use the interactive market map to plan your next visit.

  • Spitalfields Market - 0.9 Miles

    Visit London’s oldest market, Spitalfields. It was once a Sunday only mainstay, and is now open every day. Resplendent under a Fosters & Partners-designed glass canopy, Spitalfields Traders Market and shops offer cutting edge fashion and interiors, original artworks and as well as food.

  • Westfield Stratford - 4.8 Miles

    With over 300 stores offering fashion, food, homewares, health and beauty and much more, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for at Westfield Stratford City. Expect pure entertainment with a state of the art cinema, a luxury bowling alley and an exciting selection of restaurants.

Tourist Spot

  • Tower Bridge - 0.1 Miles

    It took eight years, five major contractors and 432 construction workers to build Tower Bridge. Enjoy stunning views of London from the high level walkways and continue your journey to the Victorian Engine Rooms to learn about the inner workings of the most famous bridge in the world.

  • Tower of London - 0.2 Miles

    Part of the Historic Royal Palaces collection. Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. Visit the White Tower, see The Crown Jewels and photograph the famous Beefeaters.

  • HMS Belfast - 0.6 Miles

    Explore HMS Belfast’s nine decks to discover the stories of life on board this warship during the Second World War and beyond. Imagine sleeping in one of the tightly packed hammocks during duties in Arctic waters or being stationed on the ship when she opened fire on D-Day.

  • London Dungeon - 0.8 Miles

    Bringing to life London’s ghastly past, including the Great Fire of London, the Bubonic Plague and horrifying history including Jack the Ripper. Experience one of London’s most popular tourist attractions, which recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a grimly comedic style.

  • Central London - 3.7 Miles

    It’s the most exciting city in the world. And it’s ours. The nation’s capital has everything you could possibly wish for – including a choice of 16 hotels from which to explore it’s world-renowned sites, culture, entertainment and shopping

  • River Thames - 3.4 Miles

    Running straight through the capital the river Thames is home to some of London’s most famous sights, a trip down stream will take you past The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare’s globe, the Tate Modern, the London eye and the Houses of Parliament.

  • Saint Paul’s Cathedral - 1.9 Miles

    One of the most famous sights of London with its dome, framed by the spires of Wren’s City Churches. It has dominated the skyline for 300 years and the image of its dome surrounded by the smoke of the Blitz has become a symbol of the city’s endurance.

  • Britain at War Experience - 0.7 Miles

    Britain at War recreates the London Blitz. Experience all its fury, with special effects highlighting the sights and sounds, artefacts, and even the dust and smoke of an air raid. Take the lift to the London Underground air raid shelter and see where thousands spent sleepless nights.

  • St. Katherine Docks - 0.1 Miles

    St. Katharine’s Docks is a vibrant marina in the heart of historic London. Built on a site with over 1,000 years of dramatic history, traced to the 10th Century when King Edgar gave 13 acres of land to 13 Knights with the right to use land for trade.

  • Monument - 0.7 Miles

    Sir Christopher Wren’s flame-topped monument to the Great Fire of 1666. Constructed between 1671 and 1677 it stands 62 metres from the site which ignited the devastating fire on 2 September 1666. Climb the 311 steps up the Portland stone column for great views over the London skyline.

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