Whitechapel and Bethnal Green are quintessential London East End and have recently risen up the league tables as attractive property investments for London buyers. Easy proximity to the centre of the city, as well as thriving cultural local hot spots, have made this part of London a contemporary hub with a lot to offer.
Recent regeneration. Both Bethnal Green and Whitechapel have experienced periods of growth and regeneration that have brought increased wealth and amenities into the area. A lot of work has been done to improve East London traffic systems too, and the arrival of Crossrail in 2019 means Heathrow Airport will be just 36 minutes away.
Location. Both Whitechapel and Bethnal Green are just a short distance from London’s financial district and have excellent transport links to other parts of the capital. Both have underground stations (Bethnal Green on the Central Line and Whitechapel on the District and Hammersmith & City lines). The area also has a multitude of bus links to every London compass point. A lot of people who choose to live in Whitechapel and Bethnal Green do so because it enables them to walk or cycle to work.
Entertainment and going out. Bethnal Green is increasingly being populated by cool restaurants and bars, as well as the odd club. Both areas are an easy hop to Shoreditch, which remains an attraction for those seeking out the vibrant nightlife that East London has become legendary for.
Food and eating out. East London is a foodie heaven and in Whitechapel and Bethnal Green the number of independent coffee shops, gastropubs and exciting dining experiences is increasing by the day. The area attracts large number of Londoners from other locations keen to explore all the taste sensations that are available here.
Markets and shopping. Lovers of London’s market are in the perfect spot with Spitalfields, Columbia Road and Brick Lane markets all nearby. In fact, this part of London is perfect for shopping and browsing in general with its combination of trendy boutiques and high street stores – plus, the buzz of Oxford Street is just a short train or bus ride away.
Culture and cool. East London has become one of the capital’s cultural hot spots, whether your idea of culture is music, art, food, sports or people. The Whitechapel Gallery, Whitechapel Bell Foundry and Bethnal Green’s well known boxing venue York Hall are just a few of the new institutions that draw people to this part of London.
Green spaces. Bethnal Green has some great green spaces nearby if you need to step away from the rush of the Capital. Victoria Park is just one area you can find a tranquil afternoon or the Haggerston Park and Museum Gardens are also great places to have a stroll around.