What is there to do in Dalston?


The Dalston area of London really is a hidden gem if you’re seeking unusual gift ideas, a hipster vibe and plenty to do once the sun goes down.

Just a Tube ride away from the Montcalm hotel London, this guide will showcase the best of Dalston and give you a little inspiration for quirky activities to enjoy during your next visit to the British capital.

Ridley Road Markets

Colourful and aromatic, Ridley Road market has been serving the Dalston community for over 130 years and offers a plethora of vibrant fruits, vegetables and spices from all over the globe. From delicious eastern spices to vegetables you’ve probably never heard of before, it’s well worth a stroll around the stalls to see what’s on offer.

There’s also an array of craft items on sale too, so you can be sure to find a treasure to take home with you.

If all that food has made you feel hungry, but you’re looking for something a little more upmarket, why not treat yourself to a luxurious champagne afternoon tea London back at the Montcalm hotel London before making plans to head back over to Dalston in the evening?

Rio Cinema

Dalston really does come to life after dark, and the impressive Rio Cinema offers the latest Hollywood blockbusters as well as independent films from all over the world.

A great spot for a family night out or couples staying at our boutique hotels London, make sure that you check out what’s scheduled during your stay in the city as you’re bound to find a showing that suits your individual tastes.

You can reach Dalston from the Montcalm hotel London via Tube in just under half an hour using the Central line, so it’s easy to reach if you fancy a night in front of the big screen. 

Dalston Roof Park

At first glance, Dalston might seem like it’s lacking in green spaces, but look at a little closer, and you’ll discover that there is one particular area you can visit for your park fix!

The Dalston Roof Park is one of the area’s best-kept secrets and offers impressive views of the area, great cocktails and even a sunrise yoga class in the warmer months. If you’ve been indulging in our champagne afternoon tea London and need to get your health goals back on track, it’s a great place to head when staying at our boutique hotels London.

Arcola Theatre

Lovers of the arts will be happy to find out that Dalston has a buzzing theatre scene too!

The Arcola currently calls an old paint factory home, and you’ll find revivals of dramatic Ibsen classics mashed together with a series of new pieces from emerging talent on their programme, so why not head over from the Montcalm hotel London to see what going on during your visit?

With so much to see and do in Dalston, you really will be spoilt for choice!