Pretty barges line the tow paths, and groups of friends huddle around small tables outside cafes before picking up street food from London's gourmands.
No day in Hackney Wick is ever the same. Temporary galleries pop up, quirky Pilates studios play with a new workout and exciting developments rise from the rubble. If something's happening here, you must be involved.
In Victoria Park, hot summer days see the perfectly maintained grounds attract friends barbequing and children cart wheeling, whilst all year-round, joggers and cyclists make their way around the fishing pond.
East of the Wick, the newer Queen Elizabeth Park basks in the Olympic legacy afterglow. As well as giving you 560 acres of woods and trails to explore, here, you can step inside impressive venues such as the Velopark and Aquatics Centre, built in the run up to the 2012 games.
Bars and restaurants dot the canal side whilst quirky restaurants and pop up’s house themselves in the remnants of disused factories where locals sit at shared tables and the staff remember your name - and your regular tipple.
In the summer, terraces and beer gardens that cater for catch up’s in the sun, transform at twilight when the secret warehouse parties too cool for guestlists evolve the atmosphere to accommodate the nocturnal party animals of East London.