An East London gem, Bethnal Green is located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and is becoming an increasingly popular place to live, primarily due to its excellent transport links. The district is associated with the E2 postcode district, but this also covers parts of Shoreditch, Haggerston and Cambridge Heath. Bethnal Green is a very diverse area, with many people from many backgrounds and cultures. It is popular with young families upsizing from flats to larger terraced properties as well as creative and City professionals. At first glance, it sounds like a myth made up by an eager young estate agent – a cool, young area with great transport links, plenty to do, and rental prices that are still halfway affordable for London. However, this is exactly what you’ll find in Bethnal Green, a closely-knit pocket of E2 located just to the east of Shoreditch.
Weavers Fields is a local park off Bethnal Green Road that has a café, a children’s playground and two football pitches. There are also lovely walks along Regent’s Canal and the extensive Victoria Park is on the northern edge of Bethnal Green offering a multitude of activities including sports facilities, playgrounds, fishing lakes and splash pools. The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green houses the UK’s national collection of childhood objects, ranging in date from the 1600s to the present day.
Being not far from the events of Shoreditch and the City, Bethnal Green is well-connected to the rest of London via the underground and various bus routes. It is possible to walk to many locations including Shoreditch High Street (10 minutes) and Liverpool Street (20 minutes). The Central line serves Bethnal Green Station, making travelling to Central and West London fast and easy – Oxford Circus is a 13-minute tube ride, and Notting Hill Gate takes only 21 minutes.
Bethnal Green is full of stores to meet your needs, from grocers (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Co-op etc) and fishmongers to jewellers and Asian wedding stores. Plenty of bargains to be found in Bethnal Green’s historic market too. If you are looking for something to eat or drink, there’s just as much to choose from with local bars and restaurants. Whether it’s traditional café food and Italian specialities served up in art deco splendour, Turkish kebabs, authentic curries, or upmarket French cuisine – there’s something for every taste.
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