Plaistow is a small district in the borough of Bromley, positioned on the border of Bromley and Lewisham. The area is home to Discover, a fascinating attraction for children; while nearby there are a number of art and cultural centres such as the V and A Museum of Childhood, Sutton House and Fred London. The O2 Walkway is close by, which gives people a bird’s eye view of the massive O2 entertainment and events arena.
Plaistow is home to many independent businesses as well as larger companies. Many recruitment agencies have taken up space in executive suites in the area. Other businesses include florists, travel and tour operators, funeral directors, newsagents, printing presses, dentists, car garages and MOT centres, as well as the Voice of Africa radio station. Actual Support Services Ltd, Clarke M A & Co Ltd, Focus Furnishings and KGP Accountants are all businesses that can be found in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Plaistow offers something for everyone in the entertainment category, with the O2 Arena a major crowd puller. Matter, inside the O2, is a great nightclub, while IndigO2 has some famous performers walking through the doors on a regular basis. Theatre-lovers can check out some upcoming playwrights at the Half Moon Young People’s Theatre, while cinemagoers can head down to the Hackney Picturehouse or the Greenwich Picturehouse to catch new movies. There are many restaurants offering a variety of international cuisines in and around Plaistow. Jamie’s Italian, from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, is in the area, and King Eddie’s offers great food at reasonable prices. Fatboy’s Diner serves up tasty American food and the Gaucho in the O2 Arena is a great place to sample Argentine meat and steaks.
Plaistow and West Ham Tube Stations are located within near by, while mainline services can be accessed from West Ham or Maryland railway stations. There are various bus routes running through Plaistow and taxis are also readily available.