Back in the summer, we told you about the outdoor cinema pop-up at Barking Riverside, the newest (and final) station on our very own Overground line that stops at Leyton Midland and Leytonstone High Road.
And this season the new East London neighbourhood is going even bigger to draw your attention to its impressively photogenic 2 km stretch of Thames riverfront (tip: it makes a pleasant winter walk, too).
On Saturday 3rd December the strip will host its biggest ever event, Emerge East, welcoming all of us Londoners to experience the creativity, community and nature this area has to offer.
With a jam-packed schedule of activities, you’ll be able to taste local home-cooked food, bask in a sauna and support independent businesses. Here are 5 things you can’t afford to miss.
With the opening of the brand-new Overground station and Uber Boat by Thames Clippers pier in the past few months, Barking Riverside is easier to reach than ever before – for example, it’s just 17 minutes from Leytonstone High Road direct. Frequent local buses also serve the area.
Emerge East is free to visit (except the Riverside Sauna, which costs £12 for a 90-minute session), and takes place on Saturday 3rd December, 11am to 8.30pm, Barking Riverside Station Square, River Road, Barking IG11 0YS. The Emerging Makers Market as well as the food offer is affordably priced to allow as many people as possibly to experience this new corner of London. For more information head here.