If you're staying multiple days or just want to take a stroll, the consider some of the following and ask staff - theyll be happy to help and give you a few local recommendations.
There's so much to see in Hoxton and in nearby Shoreditch and Dalston, all of which have loads of music venues (too many to list here!) with gigs every night of the week.
Central London is just 20 minutes away by public transport so you can easily get to the West End or other areas for activities and sightseeing.
Every Sunday come rain, hail or shine, Columbia Road bursts into colour lined with stalls selling flowers and plants. There's a heap of other lovely shops and cafes to visit down the sides too.
On any day Brick Lane is busy and full of places to drink, eat, buy new and vintage clothes, a sheesha or two... On Sundays this is amplified with stalls by artists, designers, collectors, chefs & bakers.
North of the studio in Dalston is Ridley Road Market (open every day except Sunday), which harbours all sorts of authentic West Indian, Afro-Caribbean, Asian and European treasures.
Broadway Market is on every Saturday, filling the street with some of the best food and handmade goods in London. The street is worth a visit any day, with a lovely array of permanent shops, cafes and restaurants.
Just at the top of Broadway Market is London Fields, one of east London's most beautiful parks. It has plenty of space, bicycle paths, a basketball court and London Fields Lido, an Olympic size open air pool that is heated all year round.
Hackney City Farm truly is a rural oasis in the middle of east London where you can eat great organic food, see the farm animals, or even take pottery classes!
Haggerston Park is right next door to Hackney City Farm, and is another of east London's many green spaces. It comes complete with BMX track, ping pong tables and tennis courts, in case you're feeling sporty.
Victoria Park is a lovely big park easily reached by walking along the canal, complete with a small lake and Chinese pagoda. It even has pedallos! Stop by the Pavilion Cafe for coffee while you watch the swans go by.
Forgive us for being biased but our cafe downstairs is pretty amazing, serving food and drinks all day, and Turkish cuisine in the evenings!
Birds advertises themselves as having "the best free range fried chicken you've ever tasted."
And you know what? They're right.
The bakery edition of Victoria Park's Pavilion Cafe, this hole in the wall on Broadway Market has some of the freshest bread and best cups of coffee you can find this side of Melbourne.
In the heart of Shoreditch is Cream, an industrial style cafe/canteen with a great menu that is always revolving around seasonal ingredients along with great coffee.
If you like your drinks with a bit of bounce (sorry, couldn't resist) then go no further than Shoreditch ping pong bar, Bounce. Sadly beer pong is not allowed, but it does have great cocktails, Italian pizza and good music until late.