Bus Route 277: Highbury Corner to Canary Wharf

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Art, music, shopping and parks: winding from Dalston to Canary Wharf via London Fields, the 277 also stops at some of the best, and least-visited, green spaces. Along the way there are numerous ways to spend your money, stuff your face and feed your brain

  • Route 8 | Route 25 | Route 135 | Route 149 | Route 277 | Route 394

    Route 277.jpg Be warned though – while the journey from Highbury Corner to Canary Wharf takes less than an hour, once you factor in a requisite leisurely lunch and miles of meandering, you’ll most likely just make it home for bedtime. It’s a great route to follow for an all-day jaunt.

    Dalston
    Starting at Highbury Corner, the 277 soon passes through Dalston, where you’ll find some of London’s best music venues, including the Vortex (11 Gillett Square, N16 8JH, 7254 4097), one of the top places to catch new jazz talent, with a busy programme of gigs. There’s also Bardens Boudoir (38-44 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 7XJ, 7249 9557), the party palace of choice for the thinking (and drinking) indie fan. These were recently joined by Café Oto, (18-22 Ashwin St, E8 3DL, 7923 1231) with film, music and spoken word.

    Mare Street
    Staying on the 277, you arrive at Mare Street. This is one of the best places for authentic Thai and Vietnamese food, with several top-quality, bottom-price-bracket eateries. Our favourite is Vietnamese restaurant Green Papaya (191 Mare St, E8 3QE, 8985 5486), which serves up some of London’s best pho, along with pancakes, braised meats and even banana flowers. It’s also hard to miss the lovingly refurbished Hackney Empire (291 Mare St, E8 1EJ, 8985 2424) which has stood magnificently on this spot for over 100 years and continues to host comedy, music and theatre shows as well as local community events.

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    London Fields
    London Fields (turn off Mare Street at Richmond Road) is a firm favourite with east Londoners, partly due to its proximity to the stalls, shops and pubs of Broadway Market (see Route 394), which means the park is often a bustle of locals enjoying gourmet picnics and reading the weekend papers.

    Lauriston Road
    The villagey area of Lauriston Road and Victoria Park Road throngs with boutiques and cafés that are busy from Monday morning coffee to Sunday dinner. There’s a great children's bookshop and craft studios, while other favourites include a branch of luxury butchers Ginger Pig (99 Lauriston Rd, E9 7HJ, 8986 6911) and fancy gift shop Sublime (225 Victoria Park Rd, E9 7HD, 8986 7243). There are plenty of good pubs too, including the Royal Inn on the Park (Victoria Park, E9 7HJ, 8985 3321) which has a leafy terraced beer garden overlooking Victoria Park. On the other side of the park, check out the reopened gastro delight The Crown.

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    Vortex

    Mile End to Canary Wharf
    The bus heads south alongside Mile End Park (see Route 25 and Route 8). Stop off for a budget bite at the Orange Room Café (63 Burdett Rd, E3 4TN, 8980 7336); their Lebanese fare is a local favourite. Get back on the bus and in less than ten minutes you’re right in the middle of the iconic skyscrapers of Canary Wharf. There are over 200 shops spread across several vast, mostly underground indoor malls (7477 1477). The 277 stops right by the entrance to One Canada Square, a brilliant place to start your shopping spree among the high-street names and independent stores on offer. There are some great restaurants and cafés here too and special free events through the year.

    Route 8 | Route 25 | Route 135 | Route 149 | Route 277 | Route 394

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The bus heads south alongside Mile End Park (see Route 25 and Route 8). Stop off for a budget bite at the Orange Room Café (63 Burdett Rd, E3 4TN, 8980 7336); their Lebanese fare is a local favourite. Get back on the bus and in less than ten minutes you’re right in the middle of the iconic skyscrapers of Canary Wharf. There are over 200 shops spread across several vast, mostly underground indoor malls (7477 1477). The 277 stops right by the entrance to One Canada Square, a brilliant place to start your shopping spree among the high-street names and independent stores on offer. There are some great restaurants and cafés here too and special free events through the year.Route 8 | Route 25 | Route 135 | Route 149 | Route 277 | Route 394

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