Bethnal Green, the heart of the East End, rolls up history and heritage into one compact and buzzy area. It was as soon as the centre of the silk weaving market; then came the furnishings trade– in reality, much of the markets’ factories and workshops still stand today, protected by preservation status. The location has a harder, grittier location in history too: it was the previous stomping ground of Jack the Ripper and the Kray Twins.
Victorian balcony homes, commercial storage facilities, ex-council flats, and towering brand-new builds form the architectural landscape– a genuine selection due to the effect of the 2nd World War. However there’s lots of pockets of green areas, and Regent’s Canal skirts the eastern edge. While Bethnal Green’s east London cousins– from Shoreditch to Hoxton– have actually gone through significant gentrification, there’s still an uncommon genuine beauty to the location, house to veteran East Enders, a big Bangladeshi neighborhood, and young creatives alike. Here’s our guide to the area– plus, 3 of our finest houses for sale here.