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.

See our recommended nearby Bethnal Green Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Bethnal Green Hotels

in or near Bethnal Green
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Patriot Square, E2
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2
This hotel is modern, clean and very convenient if you want to explore the sights and bright lights of trendy Shoreditch. Although close to the City, ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Commercial Road
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
5 Cavell Street, E1
Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More
 
 
 

Bethnal Green Entertainment

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Backyard Bar & Kitchen
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
231 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London E2
The famous Backyard Comedy Club, one of East London's hottest comedy spots, was originally opened in 2000 by comedian Lee Hurst. In 2004 the comedian ran ... More
 
 
 
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10 Gales
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arch 10, Gales Gardens, Bethnal Green, London E2
One of Bethnal Green's best kept secrets, 10 Gales is a contemporary art space, live show venue, vintage fashion boutique, coffee shop and hairdressers all under ... More
 
 
 
Bethnal Green Library
London > Entertainment > Bethnal Green Library Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London E2
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Bethnal Green Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Bethnal Green
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V & A Museum of Childhood
London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London E2
The Museum of Childhood houses the UK's largest collection of toys including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets, games, and toys. Collections showcase all aspects of childhood, from ... More
 
 
 
Interim Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
42 Herald Street, Bethnal Green, London E2
Art Gallery ... More
 
 
 
Maureen Paley
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21 Herald Street, Bethnal Green, London E2
Maureen Paley started out selling art from her Victorian terraced home in London's East End in 1984. Since September 1999 the gallery has been situated in ... More
 
 
 

Bethnal Green Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Bethnal Green
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King & Queen of Bethnal Green
London > Shopping > Clothing
41 Temple Street, Bethnal Green, London E2
When one reader, Barbara Buchanan, came across this gorgeous vintage and fashion boutique she wanted to pass on the shopping tip. "I have used your recommendations ... More
 
 
 
Between Bridges
London > Shopping > Art and Design
223 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London E2
This light and airy gallery run by Turner Prize-winner Wolfgang Tillmans has a reputation for exhibiting neglected artists and rarely seen works. A good example is ... More
 
 
 
Datacall
London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Gales Gardens, Birkbeck Street, Bethnal Green, London E2
Invitation printers ... More
 
 
 

Bethnal Green Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Bethnal Green London?
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The Camel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, London E2
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Florist
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Bethnal Green, London E2
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Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2
Vegetarian cuisine. ... More
 
 
 

Bethnal Green Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Bethnal Green.
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The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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 ... More
 
 
 
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The Camel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, London E2
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Florist
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Bethnal Green, London E2
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Bethnal Green Leisure

Bethnal Green gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2
York Hall Leisure Centre in Bethnal Green includes a gym, day spa, 33-metre swimming pool, Turkish bath and offers a wide range of exercise classes but ... More
 
 
 
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spa LONDON
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
York Hall Leisure Centre, Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2
Bethnal Green's former Turkish baths have been refurbished and turned into a spa complete with aroma steam rooms and a plunge pool. Spa LONDON is run ... More
 
 
 
Yoga Place E2
London > Leisure > Fitness
449 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green, London E2
Yoga ... More
 
 
 

Bethnal Green Education

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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London E2
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
Oaklands School House
London > Education > Old Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green, London E2
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Bethnal Green Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Bethnal Green.
 
The Oxford House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Oxford House, Derebyshire Street, Bethnal Green, Bethnal Green, London E2
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