Bromley-by-Bow Station is in East London, in the borough of Tower Hamlets. This area has an interesting and varied history, having been a place where many different immigrant communities have settled over the years. Unfortunately, the area suffers from the problems of poverty and deprivation, although it is now being regenerated. There isn’t much in the way of shops, restaurants and nightlife, but the Docklands are within easy reach. For those who appreciate the outdoors, there are some parks nearby and you can take an interesting walk along the river Lea, seeing many old mills and warehouses.
There are 1, 2 and 3 star hotels near Bromley-by-Bow Station. You can find cheaper prices here than elsewhere in London. A more varied selection of hotels can be found around Stratford, where there is even a block of luxury serviced apartments. Bromley-by-Bow hotels would suit those on a budget who would like to be close to the Docklands. Many people come to the area on business, but hotels in the Docklands can be very expensive.
Bromley-by-Bow is an underground station in Tower Hamlets, East London. It’s on the District and Hammersmith & City Lines, on the boundary of Zones 2 and 3. The station opened in 1902. In the popular soap opera “EastEnders”, Bromley-by-Bow’s position on the tube map is taken by the fictional station of Walford East, where the programme is set. The station is less than 500 metres from Devons Road, on the Docklands Light Railway.
Bromley Civic Centre is located in a very interesting building, Bromley Old Palace. It was built in 1775 for the Bishop of Rochester and is set in landscaped grounds. It’s a very picturesque place to hold a wedding or a civil partnership.
The Nunnery is a gallery for modern art, run by the Bow Arts Trust, which is a charitable organisation. They work with a range of artists, curators, writers and arts organisations, across all the disciplines of the creative arts, whose work is exhibited in the project space.
There are a couple of parks nearby. Grove Hall Park used to be the grounds of a stately home. Three Mills Green is a new public space, on former industrial land. It’s surrounded on 3 sides by the River Lea and used to have the largest and most powerful tidal mill in the country. Some of the historic buildings remain to this day. A former distillery warehouse has been turned into 3 Mills Studios, London's largest studio, home to numerous film and television programmes including "Fantastic Mr Fox", "Eastern Promises" and "Hell's Kitchen".
Abbey Mills Pumping Station was built by Joseph Bazalgette as part of his plan to rid the London of its sewage, in 1865. He didn’t see this as a lowly purpose; for him this was a grand project and he designed the place like a cathedral. It has a cruciform shape, in Byzantine style, with beautiful architectural flourishes. It’s really a monument to excrement, and you can appreciate it on a pre-arranged tour.
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