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Introducing Plaistow Village

Introducing PLAISTOW VILLAGE… Yes, Really.

Last week, we found an Instagram account called @PlaistowVillage and it took us rather by surprise (if it’s your instagram account, give us a shout and let us know if we missed anything). Shocked at having left the Plaistow stones uncovered for so long, we popped on our explorer boots and brushed up on what’s what in E13….

Turns out poor ole Plaistow often gets overshadowed by its shinier bouncier siblings. East Ham, West Ham and Stratford have all been known to take the credit for a Plaistow-ian gem  or two, so we’re here to set the record straight.  Scroll down to discover our best picks for Plaistow.

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Cycle Newham (East Blam)
E6 NEWS, THINGS TO DO, TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

FREE CYCLING LESSONS FOR NEWHAMITES!

Get on yer bike, son!

Ever fancy getting a bicycle (or getting it out of the shed), but are afraid of the craziness of the London roads? We know how you feel…

You could change all that with Cycle Confident, the cycle safety firm that partner with Newham Council to provide free (yes, you heard us, FREE!) cycling skills workshops for all of you Far East {Londoners}, whether you live, work or are in full time education in the borough. Continue Reading

FOOD & DRINK

Traditional East End Pie & Mash at Ginnys

Hunting for comfort food on a hangover…

Last Saturday, as a result of excessive alcohol consumption, we went a-hunting for comfort food on the East Edge.

We found it in the form of Pie and Mash from Ginny’s on Barking Road AKA East End Pie & Mash (take a sneaky peek at their instagram feed here to have a nosey around…).

Its traditional, yeah. So traditional that it is owned by Daniella Westbrook, of actual Eastenders fame. We are not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing, but we got distracted by the pie and forgot to care. Continue Reading

GREEN SPACES, TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

The Bike-tastic and car free GREENWAY

East BLAM to Strat{west}field in 25 mins. Traffic free? Don’t mind if I do… A quick post for the cycling enthusiasts.

Before taking up residency in East BLAM, I cycled to work every day so have been keen to investigate the cycle paths of Newham.

I heard a rumour about a mythical pathway called ‘The Greenway’ that takes you from East BLAM all the way to Stratford (AKA Strat-field) and beyond. It runs on an old sewer line, and past the Lea sewage works WITHOUT ANY CARS!

I wondered and speculated wildly: Where does it start? where does it stop?  Is it lit? Is it a smooth ride?  Is it safe for women to cycle at night? Is it stinky (it is on a sewer works, silly!)?

Try as I might, Google did not yield any helpful results. The only option was to go old skool, and actually see it for myself.

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