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The View Tube

The Greenway, Marshgate Lane, London E15 2PJ, England
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Ranked #398 of 1,108 Attractions in London
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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- Aug 23, 2014
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We ate here on our day out to the Olympic Park. Very quirky space. Our lunch was delicious and good value for money. The Ukelele group were practising for their show tomorrow. You can have a go on the piano... write a story on the wall, draw a picture and generally hang out - and yes, you can hire a... More

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berkshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Leading up to the Olympics and shortly afterwards it was the 'in place' to go to eat, meet friends and have a good view of the important bits of the Olympic Park. It was never intended to be posh but the simple food was acceptable at reasonable prices. Now the Olympics has been over for a couple of years I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
5 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Used this for a corporate hospitality day and I cannot fault it. The venue does have the feel of a classroom and the chairs are lower than normal however once you get over this the technology available is great and the views of the stadium from the balcony are second to none. It's easy to get to but most of... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
9 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Between Pudding Mill Lane DLR station and the Olympic Park the cafe offers great views and is a lovely place to stop off for a drink or snack, way better value than inside the park itself. There's a section that gives information about the area, you can also hire a bike and even have a go on the piano whilst... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

First of all, the positive aspects. I used the ViewTube to hire a bike to go riding around the Olympic Park for a couple of hours. The bikes they have are nice and sturdy and you are offered a helmet, lock and hi-vis jacket if you want one for no extra cost. It's £7 for 2 hours so not a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

But I've also been in the sewer and that might be a bit smelly, but it's in such good condition despite being built in the mid-1800s, that everything noxious stays there. The cafe gives good views of the Olympic Park and offers snacks and cakes in addition to excellent drinks. I'm a coeliac and they always seem to have gluten-free... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This a is great meeting point with a café (called Moka East) , bike hire and community centre. I cycle here a lot - it has become a regular stopping off point on my many cycle rides. It is brilliantly situated on the Greenway next to the Olympic Park, has great views over the park and is often the starting... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Throughout the construction of the Olympic Park, The Greenway was closed. This is one of my favourite walks across east London and it's loss was felt even more keenly by those who used it as a safe, traffic free foot or cycle commute too. One of the few bonuses of this closure though was the creation of The View Tube.... More

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Chislehurst, Kent
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is much more fun! Situated just across the road from the Olympic Park it has great food or just a coffee. Also serves locally brewed beers. Do walk through the cafe to find the outside seating area amongst the vegetable and herb garden!

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited the View Tube over the weekend and after a long cycle we decided to have lunch. The food was homemade and delicious and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. There is a place to leave your bike, a chance to look at art work and get involved in projects. I would recommend a look at the website!

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