From its storefronts to its murals, artistic expression speaks loudly in Shoreditch – one of London’s coolest neighbourhoods. Its funky lofts, open-plan offices and nightclubs have an edgy, urban vibe.
As well as being the spiritual heart of London’s East End, Bethnal Green is a short walk from the bars and curry houses of Brick Lane, and one tube stop from the multiple travel links of Liverpool Street.
Best known for the large Bangladeshi community that made Brick Lane famous for its curries, this area is now a melting pot of cultures. Don’t miss the ever-popular market.
Whitechapel attracts young professionals looking for easy access to the City. It is now best known for art venue The Whitechapel Gallery, rather than being the former haunt of Jack the Ripper.
Sandwiched between Commercial Road to the south and Mile End Road to the north, this up-and-coming part of the East End attracts people priced out of buying or renting property in nearby Bow.
Perhaps not as desirable as better known East End neighbourhoods, but good transport links are attracting middle class professionals and City workers to Poplar’s new luxury homes.
Known for the Green Bridge that links the two sides of Mile End Park, this part of East London is popular with young professionals and students at nearby Queen Mary’s University.
Hipster-friendly Hoxton has its own vibe yet is still within easy reach of Shoreditch and Brick Lane. Hoxton Square and the White Cube gallery are where it all started and remain the heart of the area
With its thriving arts and fashion scene, as well as a host of bars and clubs, Hackney’s proximity to the City has been key in driving new buyers to the area, many of whom walk or cycle to work.
Taking in parts of the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Greenwich, Docklands has been transformed from the world’s largest port into a commercial and residential hub.
Bow offers excellent links by tube, DLR and bus to Canary Wharf, the City and the West End. Nearby Roman Road Market and Victoria Park are as much an institution to the East End as pie and mash.
Aldgate was the eastern most gateway through London Wall leading from the City to Whitechapel and the East End. Now it a hub for mixed-use developments offering the best in modern living.