A local guide to move in Bow

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London from above

Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Bow (/ˈboʊ/) is an area of east London, England, within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, 4.6 miles (7.4 km) east of Charing Cross. Historically in Middlesex, it became part of the County of London in 1888. “Bow” is an abbreviation of the medieval name Stratford-at-Bow, in which “Bow” refers to the Bowed Bridge built here in the early 12th century. Bow contains parts of both Victoria Park and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Old Ford and Fish Island are localities within Bow, but Bromley-by-Bow immediately to the south is a separate district. These distinctions have their roots in historic parish boundaries. “

What to do in Bow

There are always activities happening in lively Bow. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Bow page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Bow snapshot.

Some great things about Bow

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Bow has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Bow.

Green space in the city of Bow

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Bow offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Victoria Park Grove Road, London 4.7 15444
Tom Thumb’s Arch 148 Malmesbury Road, London 3.8 20
The Victoria 110 Grove Road, London 4.3 899
Victoria Park Raemers Skatepark. Victoria Park, London 4.6 212
Old English Garden at Victoria Park Grove Road, Bow, London 4.5 68
Grove Hall Park Fairfield Road, London 4.3 143
The Ecology Pavilion Mile End Park 125 Grove Road, London 4.4 198
St Stephens Green 10 Saint Stephen’s Road, Old Ford, London 4.1 32
Trellis Square Allotment Trellis Square, Bow, London 5 1
Guerin Square Bow, London 4 3
Matilda Gardens London 3.5 2
Tredegar Square London N/A N/A
Locton Green Ruston Street, London 4 24
Four Seasons Green Caxton Grove, London N/A N/A
Crown Gate East 302 Old Ford Road, London N/A N/A
Band stand GXP6+C9, London 4 2
Crown Gate Roundabout 362 Old Ford Road, London 4.5 2
Mile End Community Garden Clinton Road, London 4.5 8
Mile End Park Clinton Road, London 4.3 3573
The Lovely Lake Mile End Road, London 4.1 8

Pubs in the area

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Bow has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Lock Inn 26 East Bay Lane, Here East London E15 2GW Canal side bar with outside seating. Interior is simple with 8 taps and 2 cask ales. Food is Burgers & pizzas

Museums & Galleries nearby

The vitality of a region is shaped by its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Bow, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

What kind of gyms are there in Bow?

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Bow could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Ability Bow Saint Stephen’s Road, London 4.3 32
Shamanic Yoga Studio London 4.3 N/A
Capoeira Ceara The Parish Church of Saint Barnabas, Grove Road, Bethnal Green, London 4.3 N/A
Old Ford Bikeworks All Ability Club 145 5N, London 4.3 7
Admac Fitness B12, 153-159 Bow Road Basement Room, London 4.3 114
PureGym London Bow Wharf Victoria Park, Bow, 221 Grove Road, London 4.3 238
Anytime Fitness Bow 62-64 Vernon Road, London 4.3 80
pause practice yoga St Paul Old Ford, Saint Stephen’s Road, London 4.3 1
move studio london Dane Place, Bow, London 4.3 36
Ánimo London Ground Floor, 475 Roman Road, London 4.3 28
Radojunkie Caxton Grove, London 4.3 11
MindBodyPilates Flat 1, 62 Tredegar Square, London 4.3 N/A
Charlotte Seirberg Chisenhale Dance Space, 64-84 Chisenhale Road, London 4.3 N/A
Victoria Park Track Unnamed Road, London 4.3 13
GroundWork Training Unit 4, Riverbank House, Riverbank Business Park, 455 Wick Lane, London 4.3 67
Futbool Haverfield Green Grove Road (Stop D, London 4.3 N/A
Wennington Green Active Zone Mile End, London 4.3 3
Yoga with Harriet Autumn Street, London 4.3 1
Old Ford Circus 22 Smeed Road, London 4.3 N/A
Outdoor Gym (bars only) GXR8+5R, London 4.3 N/A

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Bow. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Bow.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Budgens 209-211 Southborough Lane, Bickley, Bromley 3.8 165
Chatterton Food and Wine 42 Chatterton Road, Bromley 3.1 13

Restaurants

Bow is able to produce a large amount of different cuisines if you are looking. Take a look at the table below to find the most popular places to eat if you are a resident of Bow.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Morgan Arms 43 Morgan Street, Bow, London 4.3 978
G Kelly 526 Roman Road, Old Ford, London 4.3 636
Flavas Pizza & Peri Peri Chicken 612 Roman Road, London 4.3 223
Shell 445-453 Wick Lane, London 4.3 107
Domino’s Pizza – London – Bow 473 Roman Road, Bow, London 4.3 324
Pavilion Cafe Victoria Park Victoria Park, Old Ford Road, London 4.3 1688
Palmers Restaurant 238 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London 4.3 340
Balman’s Kebab 401 Roman Road, Bow, London 4.3 79
Nando’s Mile End 552 Mile End Road, London 4.3 1651
Chilli Garlic Indian Restaurant & Take Away 501 Roman Road, London 4.3 88
Roman Empire 485 Roman Road, London 4.3 66
Lotus House 485 Roman Road, London 4.3 56
Moguls Kitchen 609 Roman Road, London 4.3 165
Sultan Sofrasi 72 Parnell Road, Bow, London 4.3 815
Symposium | Wine Shop and Bar, Italian Restaurant & Deli 363 Roman Road, Bow, London 4.3 279
Mighty Bite Cafe 123 Bow Road, London 4.3 147
The Victoria 110 Grove Road, London 4.3 899
Original Taste 74 Bow Road, London 4.3 504
Little Driver 125 Bow Road, Bow, London 4.3 438
Rusty Bike Pub Mile End 588 Mile End Road, London 4.3 1494

The facilities you might need in Bow

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Bow name before moving in the neighbourhood.

In Bow, what tube and train stations are nearby?

We assembled the train and tube stations of Bow in a convenient table below so you can find the best location for you to live if transport connections are important to you.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Mile End Mile End Road, London 4.1 196
Bow Road Underground Ltd, Bow Road, London 4.3 82

Post offices in Bow

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Bow provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail Bow Delivery Office 66 Tredegar Road, London 3.7 158
Bow Post Office 161A Bow Road, London 3.1 182
Mile End Post Office Unit 2, Bleadon House, 13 Burdett Road, London 3.7 372
Roman Road Post Office 603 Roman Road, London 3.2 73
Cut Price Store 603 Roman Road, London 0 0
Postbox 67 Jodrell Road, London 5 2
Postbox 429-437, Wick Lane, Bow, London 0 0
Parcel Postbox 21 Monier Road, Fish Island, London 0 0

Medical institutions in Bow

bow has 2 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Doctors for Madagascar UK 8 Wright’s Road, London N/A N/A
Bowstring Plaza E34TS UK N/A N/A

What schools are nearby in Bow?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Bow vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Central Foundation Girls’ School 25-33 Bow Road, London 3.8 14
Old Ford Primary Academy Wright’s Road, Old Ford, London 4.1 19
Baby Sensory Canary Wharf Saint Pauls Church, Saint Stephen’s Road, London 5 1
Tower Hamlets Pupil Referral Stafford Road, Old Ford, London 5 1
Singing Lessons east London 23 Hitchin Square, London N/A N/A
john foward guitar tuition 63 Clinton Road, London 5 1
MathBase Bow Business Centre, 153-159 Bow Road, London N/A N/A
Kumon Maths & English Community Centre, Southern Grove, London 4.2 5
Malmesbury Primary School Coborn Street, London 4.3 13
Pillar Box Montessori Nursery School 107 Bow Road, London 2.8 17
Phoenix Primary and Secondary School 49 Bow Road, London 3.9 7
Pillar Box Gardens 49 Fairfield Road, London 5 3
Chisenhale Primary School Chisenhale Road, Bow, London 4.2 5
Olga Primary School Lanfranc Road, Bow, London 4.4 8
Cftl 449, 3 William Place, London N/A N/A
SAMA 544 Roman Road, Bow, London 4.5 25
Knitting SOS Rosebank Gardens, London 5 15
London East Alternative Provision – Third Base Centre Stafford Road, London N/A N/A
Catherine Fox Violin/Viola/Piano/Theory Teacher 13 Malmesbury Road, London 4.6 9
School 64 Parnell Road, Bow, London N/A N/A

Other nearby neighbourhoods

What do you think about Bow?

Feedback is always important when it comes to anything and when it comes to our blog, your feedback could help other individuals moving in to the area of Bow and could also help us understand you that bit better. If you would like, leave some feedback below on your insight into Bow. It would be great to hear from you.

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You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Bow. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Canary Wharf See the guide here
Blackwall See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Poplar See the guide here
Shadwell See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Canning Town See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Shoreditch See the guide here
Mile End See the guide here
Mill End See the guide here
Three Mills See the guide here
Bromley-by-Bow See the guide here
Cambridge Heath See the guide here
Bethnal Green See the guide here
South Hackney See the guide here
Old Ford See the guide here
Victoria Park See the guide here
Haggerston See the guide here
West Ham See the guide here
London Fields See the guide here
Stratford See the guide here
Hackney Wick See the guide here
Dalston See the guide here
Maryland See the guide here
Homerton See the guide here
Hackney Central See the guide here
Hackney Marshes See the guide here
Lower Clapton See the guide here
Temple Mills See the guide here
Canary Wharf See the guide here
Blackwall See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Poplar See the guide here
Shadwell See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Canning Town See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Shoreditch See the guide here
Mile End See the guide here
Mill End See the guide here
Three Mills See the guide here
Bromley-by-Bow See the guide here
Cambridge Heath See the guide here
Bethnal Green See the guide here
South Hackney See the guide here
Old Ford See the guide here
Victoria Park See the guide here

Are you looking to buy or sell a property in this area? Have a look at our detailed analysis of the postcodes below

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
E15 See our property price guide for E15
E3 See our property price guide for E3

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