London area of Bethnal Green guide
What to do and where to stay in London's Bethnal Green neighbourhood
If you want to sample the true character of London's East End, Bethnal Green is a good place to start. Putting aside the murkier parts of its chequered history - Jack the Ripper prowling the streets, the worst civilian disaster of World War II at the Tube station and the notorious Kray twins living there - the area is a real slice of London life. Multicultural, lively, unpolished and the place to sample the Cockney meal of pie, mash and jellied eels, Bethnal Green is also home to the charming V & A Museum of Childhood and can call Brick Lane and the bloomin' marvellous Columbia Road Flower Market local. There are more hotels situated westwards towards the City and trendy Old Street but they're still within easy reach of this eclectic part of town.
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93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, Bethnal Green, London E1
Originally the Paragon Music Hall, built in 1885, Genesis Cinema is east London's oldest cinema. Located between Whitechapel and Stepney Green tube stations, the independent cinema ...
112 Cheshire Street, Bethnal Green, London E2
Vast warehouse near Brick Lane packed with vintage clothing and accessories.
American vintage clothing outlets don’t get much bigger or better than this. Having bagged a huge, ...
The Old George
379 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green, London E2
Sitting at the heart of Bethnal Green Road, The Old George is a beautifully restored London boozer, originally built in the 1700s. With a large emphasis ...
Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Bethnal Green.