Stepney Green sits itself on the cool fringes of East London, retaining connection to prime central London locations on the Hammersmith and District Tube Lines (such as Bank in under 15 minutes) as well as the arty air of the east.
Take for example the Genesis Cinema on Mile End Road (5 minute walk to Station) which screens not only mainstream releases but offers independent art-house films as well: Past seasons saw showings of golden oldies like Casablanca and The Godfather, which felt so at home in the American-Styled 150 year old building.
But to play hard, you have to work hard and for anyone who is desperate for some peace and quiet Stepney Green has the Idea Store on Whitechapel Road. Membership to this library is completely free and will allow you access to the wide range of literature, CDs and DVDs as well as the on-site IT facilities. This centre also offers many adult-learning courses in areas such as Foreign Languages, IT, Cookery and Fitness to name just a few. It is therefore an all-round ideal location to buckle down if you do not trust yourself to resist the TV and kettle at home.
So you’ve worked hard, played hard, now you need to eat like a king and Stepney Green is your palace especially if you are inclined to spice. There are several authentic Indian restaurants in the area as well as a number offering alternative Asian food such as Thai and Chinese. Notably, The Hayfield Masala on Mile Road (80m from the station) is instantly striking for its purple exterior and the traditional Indian menu within goes down very well among the sociable crowds it attracts. An added nice touch is that it lights up at night, you are drawn – literally – like a moth to a flame.
There is a range of typical, comfortable London pubs in Stepney Green, most within easy walking distance from the station many of which host quiz and live music events, it wouldn’t take long to settle in to your new favourite local. For a livelier evening out definitely look up what’s on at Troxy. This venue is buzzing with activity: you can find anything from mainstream music concerts to fashion shows; art exhibitions to cage fighting. And because everything is set against an extremely cool, 1930s décor the atmosphere guarantees a good night.
Our flats in Stepney Green are all within close proximity to either Stepney Green (District and Hammersmith & City lines) or Limehouse (DLR) tube stations which both allow an easy commute to the city centre. Mile End station is just one stop along from Stepney Green and connects with the Central Line which will take you to Liverpool Street (westbound) and Stratford (eastbound). The area also has plenty of interconnecting bus routes the number 25, 205, N205, 309 & 339 buses.
Just a 3 minute walk west from Stepney Green underground, and adjacent to the Genesis Cinema (a local independent with bags of character) is the local ASDA which is a convenient place to pick up your weekly supplies. The ASDA is part of a small shopping complex made which also includes a Halfords and Currys PC World. Alternatively, closer to Troxy there is a Tesco Express to the east and a Sainsbury’s to the west.