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The View Tube, London

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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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  • August 11, 2017
    Just a quick stop for breakfast but the others there were eating roasted vegetable salads and grilled chicken in flatbreads which looked very good. Food quantity is generous and quality high but price...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    Went for brunch with family and it is the perfect little spot. The location is like a little oasis located on the greenway. The food is excellent and well priced and the coffee is also fantastic. This...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    Nice location in the Olympic park, outdoor seating. Really flavoursome food with lots of fresh herbs, not just your average meals.  more »
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  • The flatbreads are my new favourite thing to eat! The lamb is just incredible. Amazing coffee by baristas that know what they are doing. Pleasant atmosphere and lovely staff. Great value for money.
  • Lovely place, but incredibly expensive to eat... I'm not sure how they can justify £7 for blueberry pancakes, or £8.50 for what is a very simple cooked breakfast (two rashers of bacon, an egg, bread, a big mushroom and a tomato)...
  • The Common Greenway is now the food and cafe name. I don't know why the change happened. Kid corner is gone now which is unfortunate. The food was okay, fairly good actually, just quite expensive considering the portion size. We ordered flat wrap with lamb etc and feta asparagus w egg on hash.
  • Lovely brunch in the sun, food is great value and delicious!! 👍🍳
  • An oasis for cycling, good food and drink plus friendly service, the viewing is spoilt by West Ham FC

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