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We may be in the middle of lockdown 3.0 but that doesn’t stop you from exploring the area around The Hive in Bethnal Green.

Before we start, what are the rules about leaving your student accommodation? Gov.uk states that you should minimise time spent outside your home, but you can leave your home to exercise once a day. So, on that daily exercise why not explore Bethnal Green a little more?

Below are 5 Instagrammable locations on a 4-mile walk around Bethnal Green and the surrounding area that will get you out and about for just over an hour.

Grab a Coffee.


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Take a quick walk-through Weavers Fields and head to E Pellicci on Bethnal Green Road.

This Bethnal Green institution has been serving residents since the 1900s. The interior is as it was back in 1946, it’s a true Art-deco masterpiece. Even in lockdown, the café is open for takeaways from 7 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. Check out Pellicci’s Instagram account to see what it’s all about.

Location: 332 Bethnal Green Road, E2 0AG
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Museum Passage.

With that takeaway coffee in hand take a stroll down Cambridge Heath Road to Museum Passage and recreate this quintessential urban England scene, with the wrought iron railings and free standing lamp posts you could be in Mary Poppins especially when you look at Instagram pics like this one!

Mile End Park.

Mile End Park, Bethnal Green / Tower Hamlets, London.

From Museum Passage in Bethnal Green, head down Old Ford Road and onto the Towpath of the Regent’s Canal to Mile End Park.

A 32-hectare park which was created on land devastated by World War II bombing. Today the park is in the Shadow of Queen Mary University, so if you’re studying there, you’ll know the park well.

Need some Instagram Inspiration? Check out this pic.

Trinity Green Almshouses.

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From the park head down the tree-lined Mile End road, heading back to The Hive in Bethnal Green (When you walk down the road and reach Sports Direct on the right-hand side be sure to look up and take in the stunning sandstone, art-deco building that today is home to both Sports Direct and Tesco Express).

After a mile and just before you reach Nando’s Whitechapel you’ll come across the walled community of Trinity Green Almshouses.

The ships on the roof of the houses are perfect for a cheeky Instagram pic or two. They were originally built in 1695 to provide homes for retired sailors, hence the ships, and are the oldest almshouses in Central London.

The Rooftop.

And finally, head down Cambridge Heath Road and you’ll be back to some of the best views in all of Bethnal Green. Where? Head to The Hive’s very own Rooftop terrace and just take in the views of Central London.

And with that, you will have covered almost 8,500 steps and well on track to hitting the recommended 10,000 steps a day and got some great images for your Instagram on the way.

Feel like taking on the walk? You can do it by following this link to the route on Google maps.

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