Mile End is located in the borough of Tower Hamlets in East London. It is situated to the east of Bethnal Green and south of Hackney, and covers the postcodes E1 and E3. It may have been one of London’s first suburbs back in the 1300s, but there’s little about East London’s Mile End that feels suburban today. Gritty, creative and increasingly gentrified, it’s a true city area with great transport connections and a diverse mix of residents. With Queen Mary’s University located right in the heart of Mile End, its always had a reputation for being popular with student renters, but there are more and more young professionals moving into the area to make the most of lower rents than Shoreditch and Bethnal Green, as well as a speedy commute into the City and Central London.
The Regent’s Canal offers a charming route north to Victoria Park or south to Limehouse, with Mile End Park not much further. Victoria Park offers festivals such as Lovebox, sweeping from indie through to house and techno via all things urban. The greedy Cow restaurant has an exotic range of meats: kangaroo, camel, wild boar and crocodile. For more cultural activities, the Ragged School Museum celebrates Dr Barnado’s impact on the East End, and the Chisenhale Gallery a short walk away provides exhibition space for underrepresented artists.
This location is perfect for commuters working in the city. Mile End benefits from great transport connections, with Mile End Underground Station covering all the Central, District and Hammersmith & City lines, giving you a host of options right on your door step. A journey to Bank takes 8 minutes, while a journey further west to Oxford Circus takes 16 minutes. There are also a host of bus options which makes commuting around and into the city even more convenient.
Mile End high street is full of local stores to suit all your daily needs, from grocery stores such as Asda, Sainsbury’s and Co-op, to grabbing a bite for lunch at the local Costa Coffee, Nando’s or Subway – there are plenty of shops to choose from. Mile End Hospital is also just off Mile End Park, as well as the local Post Office and Pharmacy a few steps further. Mile End Road leads directly into Whitechapel, where further useful stores such as Argos can be located.