Need to know
In 1888 the area bore witness to the match girl strike at the Bryant & May factory, an event which is now cited as a forerunner to the suffragette movement of the early 1900s.
Roman Road Market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays sells everything from fruit and veg to household goods. Pharmeca is a great little organic goods store, and Richards in Goring sells fantastic groceries. However if you're looking for fashion, electronics, homeware, beauty, or literally anything else, you really don't need to look further than Westfield shopping centre in Stratford. You can grab something to eat, take in a movie, and kids even get mini cars to drive around in. What's more, it offers a magnificent view over the entire Olympic Park.
BOW HAS PLENTY TO OFFER BY WAY OF EATING AND DRINKING ESTABLISHMENTS ' TAKE A WALK THERE AND YOU'LL FIND THE WORLD ON A PLATE.