3 star modern hotel
231- 237 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0ELShow on map
The Travelodge Bethnal Green opened in January 2013 as a purpose built 131 bedroomed Travelodge Hotel. The Travelodge Bethnal Green hotel is a 131 bedroom hotel located in the East End of London. The hotel... Read More »
5 star city chic deluxe hotel
Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9NFShow on map
"Film star luxury in the East End brings back Edwardian and Art Deco glamour" In a vibrant part of East London, The Town Hall Hotel is in a beautiful Edwardian building dating from 1910 that has been used as a... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
419-437 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, E2 8PPShow on map
This affordable, modern hotel is in East London, within easy reach of the City. The nearest railway station is Cambridge Heath, 0.3 miles away in Travelcard Zone 2, with regular trains to Liverpool Street... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
261 - 267 Commercial Road, Whitechapel, E1 2BTShow on map
In the centre of trendy Shoreditch, visitors will find the Holiday Inn Commercial Road which is a 4 star, 133 room hotel. You can have the chance to explore a number of shops, bars and restaurants in the area... Read More »
4 star urban cool hotel
42 Adler Street, Whitechapel, E1 1EEShow on map
Scheduled to open early 2014 in Whitechapel Following the success of the Qbic Amsterdam we now have the London opening scheduled for early 2014. If its anything like the Amsterdam Version (World Trade Centre)... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
100 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JQShow on map
The Crowne Plaza Shoreditch will reopen in September as part of the ACE hotel chain Formerly the St Gregory hotel, the Crowne Plaza Shoreditch in the trendy East London borough of Shoreditch is now one... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
12 Osborn Street, Algate East, Aldgate, E1 6TEShow on map
"Affordable budget accommodation in the City of London" The City Hotel is in East London, close to the City, it is ideal for travellers and holiday makers who want a budget hotel with easy access to... Read More »
Apartment - classic modern
58 Commercial Road, Aldgate, E1 1LPShow on map
Marlin Apartments are situated along the trendy Commercial Road, close to Aldgate tube station and only 2 or 3 minutes walk from the Aldgate Tower. The apartment units are superbly appointed, with bright... Read More »
251-253 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3NSShow on map
These serviced apartments are in a lively, up-and-coming area on the edge of London Fields, a large popular park that has a cricket pitch, a heated outdoor lido, a small BMX track, tennis courts, a table... Read More »
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Bethnal Green is an area that encapsulates the spirit of East London, a mix of gentrification and imposing council flats, large enclaves of immigrant communities, an artsy vibe and a lingering reputation of poverty and debauchery. The name Bethnal Green derives from the ancient Anglo-Saxon for 'happy corner', although some Londoners may scoff at this, the area is one of the more fascinating places to visit in the city and despite steeply rising property prices, it retains a laid-back bohemian vibe, which has made it popular with students and an artistic crowd, as well as many young professionals who can't afford places closer to the centre of London and who enjoy the spoils of a diverse community such as the 'curry mile' along Brick Lane, a street filled with some very authentic Indian restaurants and some overly enthusiastic touts who will just stop short of dragging you in.
Bethnal Green has been the stalking ground of many of London's most notorious characters, originally the site of London's silk trade, where Huguenot and Irish immigrants plied their wares, the Dickensian conditions of the area led to the Spitalfields riots, where two weavers were hung outside the Salmon and Ball tavern. The area was also rife with prostitution and it was near here that Jack the Ripper found a few of his victims and was never caught for the murders. Bethnal Green was also home to the Krays, London's mob leaders, who organised armed robberies, torture and murders in the area and have gained cult hero status despite their misdeeds. More recently, the area was also home to heroin addict and singer Pete Doherty, whose band The Libertines would hold impromptu gigs in their flat. The area is also well known for the slightly more gentlemanly pursuit of boxing, where 18th century champion Danny Mendoza used to live, and York Hall still holds boxing matches today.
Bethnal Green is perhaps best known for its many fantastic, cutting edge art galleries, many of which sit along Vyner Street in discrete converted warehouses, such as Nettie Horn fine arts, Vyner Street Gallery, Fred London and Wilkinson Gallery. Private View shows, where there is an open bar and a very hip, well-heeled crowd, are held on the last Thursday of every month and the street is filled with people and has a party atmosphere. Bethnal Green's other artistic enclave is Brick Lane, where The Old Truman Brewery is located, which hosts annual end of year shows for up and coming designers, artists and architects, where you can see trends emerging and the art world's next brightest stars. There are also some fantastic clubs in the area, such as 93 Feet East, which has an open courtyard for sunny days and there is some very tasty street food to be found at more reasonable prices than some local restaurants.
Bethnal Green is also home to some great pubs, where you might run into some true cockneys, although it is more likely you'll find yourself sat with crowds of young hipsters, and if you tire of looking at the weird and wonderful modern art offerings, you might like to indulge in some nostalgia by visiting the V & A Museum of Childhood, which houses a charming selection of old-fashioned toys, or the Columbia Road Flower Market, one of the areas more sweeter smelling delights.
Bethnal Green tube station sits on the Central Line, which provides easy access to the centre of London, and there are fantastic bus links to King's Cross St Pancras Station, where you can catch the Eurostar, or Liverpool Street Station, where you can travel to other areas of the UK. Hotels in the area, much like the housing, vary in quality, with some good low-cost hotels and some very charming boutique hotels to be found. The areas proximity to Old Street, the Docklands and central London make it a great place to stay, although it can be noisy at night if you're a light sleeper, due to early morning revellers.