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The View Tube, London

4.2
#241 of 425 in Sightseeing in London
Observation Deck Tourist Spot
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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4.5
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  • Not the easiest place to find but worth it. Nice place for breakfast/brunch/lunch, good coffee, great view. We rented bikes for 2 weeks, since we were working in the Olympic Parc.  more »
  • Really great service. I would recommend. For the bikes we made a good deal for more than a week rent.  more »
  • 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.  more »
Google
  • 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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