Bethnal Green is a hip neighborhood in the throes of gentification yet it remains relatively affordable. It isn’t clear how much longer home prices will remain reasonable as high street stores, highrises, new developments, and boutique hotels encroach, driving up the cost of living.
The residents are a mix of firmly established working class families and young professionals making inroads as the neighorhood's cachet increases. It’s become highly popular with people in their twenties and thirties who still haven’t started a family since it offers two important standards: good nightlife and a short commute. Renting is definitely cheaper, especially if you are willing to live with a roommate.
For foodies, Bethnal Green's hundreds of restaurants will keep you happy for a long, long time. It's got a goodnightlife as well. Local favorites include Satan's Whiskers cocktail bar, whose unique interior included taxidermied animals in clothing and a "unicorn" skeleton.
The local Weavers Fields park has a dog walking area, a playground, and athletic fields.
Bethnal Green is on the Underground's Central Line to it's a short commute into the City.
The City: 1.7 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 20-25 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 3.1 miles / 15-20 minutes by car / 30-40 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Southwark: 3 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit / 15-20 minutes by bike
Westminster: 4.1 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 40-45 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 1.1 miles / 5-10 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by foot / 10 minutes by bike
BrewDog Shoreditch is part livewire extrovert, flourishing from behind a glass-backdrop bar overlooking the street, and part custodian of antiquity, clad in graceful antique tiles.