Your Guide To A Perfect Sunday In East London

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Sundays are a time for rest and relaxation, even when you’re on a sightseeing trip to London through a Montcalm London hotel package. First time visitors to the city will want to see as much of it as they can, even on a Sunday. But to make sure you don’t burn yourself out, a breather is more than necessary, and what better time to relax than on the day of the week that everything runs a little more slowly.

Sundays in London conjure a one of a kind atmosphere, seeing thriving markets open and in the spring and the summer especially, the parks begin to fill with locals and tourists wanting to soak up the sun. they don’t call it Sunday for nothing!

This blog will explore some of the ways that first time visitors staying at the Montcalm Hotel London City can make the most of their Sunday, providing a few tips on going native.

Columbia Road Flower Market 

Running every Sunday between 8 am and 3 pm every Sunday, Columbia Road Flower Market is one of the best examples of traditional London culture. Run for and by Londoners, guests of spa hotels London might find it difficult to buy and take home the many houseplants on sale here, but the flower bouquets make a great gift or will simply brighten up your hotel room. Surrounded by multicoloured terraced houses and pop up cafes, the Columbia Road Flower Market is definitely one to get up early for on a Sunday. 

Broadway Market 

Next up on the Sunday market tour of East London is Broadway Market. By name and by nature, this street is adjacent to London fields and conjures weekend food and vintage markets that are elevated even further by the array of independent book and clothes shops lining the street. With fish and chips and pub grub to rival the menus of the Montcalm Finsbury Square restaurants, Broadway Market is a perfect stop for your Sunday afternoon. 

Canal Walks To Victoria Park 

And the icing on the cake at Broadway Market is that it is just a few kilometres walk from Victoria Park - the route to which can be navigated by the canal. The East London leg of the Regent’s Canal has you pass quirky houseboats, stylish homes and whisks you what seems like a thousand miles away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Just watch out for those cyclists though, the canal path is rather narrow! 

The Delights Of Hackney Wick 

After walking through Victoria Park, aptly nicknamed the “people’s park”, a bridge at its northern tip will take you over the A12 motorway and into Hackney Wick. This bustling area of warehouses, breweries and restaurants overlooks the canals of Hackney Marshes, and on a sunny day is positively buzzing. A great place to watch the sunset from, Hackney Wick and its adjoining Hackney Marshes are a great place to end your dream East London day out.