Five great things to do
1Wander through Brick Lane on a Sunday to make the most of the diverse stalls and vibrant graffiti.
2 Visit a city farm (righti) at Spitalfields away from the bustle of the capital.
3Take a trip down memory lane at the V&A Museum of Childhood with a great selection of toys from throughout the ages, with interactive exhibits.
4Shop until you drop at Westfield Stratford. Go during the week and take a breather at Wahaca, which has delicious Mexican street food.
5Take a stroll through Olympic Park. You can't go inside just yet, but there's plenty of atmosphere to soak up even now.
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