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Best things to do in Essex

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“Large shopping mall featuring a wide variety of shops, food courts , bowling and cinema. Situated near the Olympic park area . Open 7 days a week.”
495local recommendations
Park
“Wonderful royal park with great rose garden, cricket pitch, tennis courts, deer, playground and Queen Victoria’s ancient oak tree that she used to play in. Overlooking the River Thames and home to one of London’s most iconic views, Greenwich Park is an amazing mix of 17th century landscape, stunning gardens and a rich history that dates back to Roman times. The park’s 183 acres has something for everyone. Stand on the Prime Meridian, the reference point for the rest of the world, and visit The Royal Observatory. Follow in the footsteps of England’s kings and queens with a walk through Greenwich’s ancient trees. Visit the tranquil flower, herb and orchard gardens then stop for tea at the Pavilion Café.”
323local recommendations
Rock Climbing Spot
“Great Park to see the Olympic Stadiums and slide down the ArcelorMittal Orbit”
350local recommendations
Music Venue
“The O2 is home to the world’s most popular music, sport, comedy, entertainment and so much more. With premium outlet shopping at ICON Outlet, bars and restaurants, a multi-screen Cineworld, Oxygen Freejumping trampoline park and 12-lane Hollywood Bowl, it’s the ultimate destination. See a different side of the city by climbing the famous roof at Up at The O2 and experience incredible 360-degree views of London.”
309local recommendations
Observatory
“Home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian of the world and London’s Planetarium.”
252local recommendations
Beach
“Known for its maritime history, experience ultimate high-speed experience on the Thames, explore the local park”
198local recommendations
Beer Garden
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“A great place to shop and eat, so many unique stalls selling food, fashion, art and crafts. One of my personal favorites is the pie & mash shop a must for locals and tourists. ”
216local recommendations
History Museum
“The Museum has fourteen different galleries to explore. Find out what made J. M. W. Turner's largest painting so controversial. Get up close to the actual uniform Admiral Nelson was wearing when he was fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar. In the Pacific Encounters gallery, reflect on the complex legacy of European exploration and how this has shaped the Pacific as we know it today. Experience the lives of both ordinary seamen and well-known characters, such as Christopher Columbus, Elizabeth I, and Francis Drake in the Tudor and Stuart Seafarers gallery. See the most experienced of explorers being pushed to the extremes of human endurance through the stories of heroic explorers in the Polar Worlds gallery. Bring the kids for an action packed adventure: play in the free AHOY! gallery for under-7s or All Hands for 6-12 year olds. The National Maritime Museum is part of Royal Museums Greenwich which includes the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and the Queen's House.”
149local recommendations
History Museum
“Visit Cutty Sark, the celebrated historic sailing ship and fastest of its time. Now an award-winning visitor attraction in Greenwich, London.”
142local recommendations
Convention Center
“ExCeL London is a £500 million international venue offering an incredible 100,000m2 of flexible event space, including London’s International Convention Centre (ICC London ExCeL). ICC London ExCeL includes the UK’s largest auditorium (up to 5,000), London’s largest banqueting hall (3,000 guests) and a stunning, multi-function conference suite with fabulous reception and registration areas (2,500 delegates). The ICC is seamlessly integrated with ExCeL London’s existing meeting and exhibition space, including fully appointed meeting rooms, a self-contained conference facility and expansive Event Halls, ideal for large-scale events. ExCeL London has 7 on-site hotels, ranging from luxury to budget, offering 1,400 rooms between them. In addition, there are over 10,000 hotel rooms within 20 minutes of ExCeL London. The venue boasts excellent transport links for both national and international visitors with 3 onsite DLR (Docklands Light Railway) stations, easy access to London Underground, onsite parking for 3,700 cars and London City Airport just 5-minutes away. The venue is positioned in the heart of London’s ‘events district’, with great hotels, shops, bars and restaurants all ideally located within close proximity of Canary Wharf, The O2 and the Olympic Park.”
82local recommendations
Stadium
“The London Stadium is opposite the building but you'll need to walk around through Hackney Wick to get there. It's a huge space to explore. You can either take a leisurely walk around and take in the sights and various venues from the 2012 London Olympics or you can book activities like swimming, BMX cycling, velodrome and many more. ”
85local recommendations
Cable Car
“Enjoy impressive views across London from our only cable car. Go during sunset for the best view. You'll need to purchase a ticket to ride, which is around £3 with an Oyster card”
75local recommendations
Electronics Store
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“Huge shopping mall with loads of designer and all the high street shops in.”
110local recommendations
Convention Center
“One of the busiest International hub, Excel is the London award winning convention and events venue also offers a comprehensive selections of food on site. Excel address:Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL Getting to Excel: Custom House Station by DLR”
35local recommendations
Establishment
“Huge zoo in Stanway, Colchester, just half an hour drive from Maldon. Get there early on busy days such as school holidays and sunny weekends. ”
19local recommendations
Cable Car
“Although not as well known as the beloved London Eye, this relatively new attraction gives stunning views of London over the Thames. For the best experience I'd suggest going in the evening (after 7) for the extended Night Flights, which feature music and videos in the cabin to accompany the vibrancy of London after dark.”
67local recommendations