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Tobacco Dock - from ageing warehouse to modern commercial event space

Situated in the Docklands at London's East End, Tobacco Dock was originally used to store imported tobacco in the early 19th century. It became a shopping centre in the 1990s, but has found greater use as space for corporate and commercial events in recent years. In 2012 it was even used as accommodation for thousands of soldiers deployed to guard the Olympic Games.

Get your skates on by the Tower of London

Less than a mile away, the Tower of London is one of the capital's greatest attractions - but did you know you can go ice skating Nearby during the winter months. One thing is for sure, you won't get another chance to skate around such an iconic landmark in the UK.

And once you're skated out, you can explore and learn the history of the tower itself.

Be a culture vulture at Whitechapel Gallery

Also a stone's throw from Tobacco Dock, Whitechapel Gallery has displayed works by world famous artists for over a century. The list reads like a who's who - works by Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollack, as well as popular contemporaries such as Thomas Struth and Sarah Lucas.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Tobacco Dock? Travelodge London Central Aldgate East Hotel is only 6 minutes away by car. Travelodge London Central Tower Bridge Hotel is also only a minute further out.