Limehouse Travel Guide: What to See, Where to Stay, What to Eat & Drink and Where to Shop

A district in east London in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Limehouse is a place to impress “travelholics” across the globe. Conveniently located 3.9 miles (6.3 kilometers) east of Charing Cross, Limehouse is on the northern bank of the River Thames. It enjoys easy connectivity to the city center and Heathrow Airport. Limehouse station is the nearest station to this area that is well connected to the DLR train Line and is just 6 minutes away from Bank in the City. Became a major port in late medieval times, this area of Limehouse is a former marshland.

Interesting places to visit in nearest vicinity of Limehouse

How can one afford to miss out visiting these below places while in Limehouse?

White Swan

Make your visit memorable and fun-filled with White Swan that has a dance floor as well as more relaxed pub area. Step out to its legendary amateur strip night that takes place every Wednesday and you can also get to enjoy cabaret and karaoke nights there.

Museum of London Docklands

This museum unites artifacts and multimedia displays to map the city’s history through its river and docks. It has got a lot for kids to explore the history of the Thames including the hands-on Mudlarks gallery. Some special exhibitions are also organized here every few months for which there is usually a charge.

King Edward Memorial Park

A public open space in Shadwell within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, this park was opened in 1922 in remembrance of King Edward VII. It has received the Green Flag Award for quality and comprises children’s play area, tennis courts, and waterfront benches.

Stepney City Farm

This 4.2 acres Stepney City Farm that was formerly called as Stepping Stones Farm, runs projects like Saturday Craft Sessions, Community growing club, and other volunteering plans. You will witness here free rural arts workshops for all ages that take place on the first Saturday of every month.

Where to stay at ease?

If you plan a trip to Limehouse, make sure to choose accommodation that is budget friendly, provides space and privacy and is wrapped with all lavish comforts. Opt for a short stay serviced apartment near Limehouse for your short stay and enjoy your entire trip with utmost relaxation and peace. The apartments are available at convenient locations near London’s neighborhood Limehouse.

Treats for food lovers

Limehouse is certainly going to win the hearts of foodies with its exclusive cafes and restaurants serving cuisines ranging from Indian, Thai and Chinese to Caribbean, South American, and Italian. Check out below few of the best places to dine out in Limehouse –

The Narrow

Get a wonderful dining experience at this riverside restaurant and bar offering immaculate fusion of waterside views and a British menu with a Mediterranean touch.

La Figa Restaurant

This elegant Italian restaurant having an outdoor seating area with a fountain is all set to impress guests with its traditional menu of pasta, seafood, pizzas and irresistible desserts.


If you prefer to dine out in a calm ambiance, Ariana is the place for you.  It serves luscious Middle Eastern food.

Rajboy Indian Restaurant

Rajboy Indian Restaurant serves classic regional Indian cuisine that is simply scrumptious.

Sapore Italiano

Sapore Italiano is a family-run restaurant, perfect for a pizza treat.

Where to shop?

Limehouse has got a load of options for shopaholics; some of the prominent places for clothing include Austin Reed, East End Thrift Store, Frock Brokers, Gap, Silverman’s Government Surplus, Fat Face, Cecil Gee, Next and French Connection.

Footwear options in Limehouse include Church’s Shop, Dune and Faith.

A must-visit underground shopping mall, the Judilee Place Mall is home to a wide range of fashion, restaurants and cafes. You can explore Banana Republic for fashion and The White Company for housewares.

Last but not the least, there is an interesting market in Limehouse “Billingsgate Market” which is a place for wine, iron, coal, fish, and other goods. It opens from Tuesday to Saturday. Though aimed at wholesalers, one must visit this amazing market.

About the author

Hi, I am Kanika, an ardent traveler, a big foodie and a hardcore shopaholic. I like to explore new places and share my experiences. While my visit to Limehouse, I spent a beautiful time in a short stay serviced apartment near Limehouse that offers homely and lavish comfort.