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The View Tube, London
(4.3/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
Made out of old shipping containers and sat on The Greenway next to the London 2012 Olympic stadium, the View Tube is a community venue offering a cafe, arts and education, with panoramic views of the Olympic park.

With over 10,000 visitors a month, the View Tube offers the chance for visitors to watch the Olympic park develop before their eyes.

View Tube Art - innovative projects with renowned local, national and international artists

View Tube Eat - grab an award winning coffee, or delicious homemade food made with produce from View Tubes kitchen garden in the Container Cafe

View Tube Grow - volunteer as a gardener in the View Tubes very own sustainable kitchen garden, supplying local residents and the Container Cafe with organically grown fruit and vegetables

View Tube Learn - the only classroom with an Olympic View! Young people's chance to learn about the Olympics and local wildlife from Field Studies Council and the London Wildlife Trust
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TripAdvisor
  • Visited this little cafe on a cold but sunny November day. It was quite busy there but we managed to get a table. Well organised, efficient, good food - would recommend. 
  • We visited on bank holiday Sunday. there were 5 children and 4 adults, we hired the bikes easily, they had all sorts of sizes or children and baby seats etc. the man was friendly and gave us a map, bi...  more »
  • Rented a bike for 3 hours to tour some of the canal paths along the Greenway. Excellent service. Adjusted the seat three times until it was just right. Good prices compared to other London bike rental...  more »
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  • A little oasis. I've only visited a handful of times over the years, but always had great coffee and found a moment of rare calm. Added to that the bike guy sorted me out quickly and efficiently after an over enthusiastic blast on my new ride left me with a puncture.
  • Wonderful place! Run by an energetic, friendly and welcoming man this place serves delicious and filling food, original as well as more common cakes and pastries and good coffee. It also has beer from Crate, just across the canal. Only downside...not open late enough for an after work coffee/drink.
  • Great place for food and coffee. Rustic and family friendly. Seems to be very popular with the cycling crowd
  • This is certainly one of my favourite cafe's in London! I love their coffees and fruit smoothies, fresh food & home-made cakes. Their vegetarian breakfast is delicious and big enough to share between 2 people :) The staff are always happy and friendly. And what an amazing view of the Olympic Stadium and the Orbit tower from here! We have discovered this charming coffee spot by chance while cycling through Greenway when they started building the Olympic Stadium, and have become regular visitors since. View Tube cafe is located on the Greenway away from traffic, and is easily accessible by foot or bikes (bike racks are available behind the cafe). Relaxed atmosphere. Definitely a TOP spot for coffee and fresh organic food lovers at very reasonable cost. There is also a Bicycle Hire and Bike Service by VT Bikes next to the cafe run by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. I was very impressed with an efficiency and value when I got my bike brakes fixed here!
  • Socially interesting, fantastic food (especially breakfast!) and great view of park. Who could ask for more?