An insider's guide to East London

East London: A corner of the capital where old and new collides, rubs shoulders and exists in a mesmerising and jaunty harmony – that’s truly addictive.

Stretching from Shoreditch along the river to the ‘second City’ on the Isle of Dogs, north up to artsy Hackney and east to Dalston – our guide will help you navigate the surrounding areas around one of the best places to live,

East Village. Get exploring!

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life

Dr Samuel Johnson

Places to eat

East London has some of the best restaurants and dining experiences in the capital. In our top picks, you’ll find something to tickle every tastebud, scratch every itch and please every pocket.

12 Restaurants in East London you MUST try

Places to drink

From loveable pub landlords to magical cocktail mixologists, if you’re thirsty, East London is the place to be.

Our favourite East London pubs and bars for a tipple

Places to shop

From homewares to high-end style, or handmade – this neck of the woods has it all. Of course there’s the shopping-centre-MECCA that is Westfield Stratford City on the doorstep but East London has some of the best independently-run markets Chin the capital.

5 Best markets in East London

Arts, music, culture

Let’s entertain you… Culture vultures, music lovers, dance-til-dawners, film-buffs, party-lovers, super-chillers, supersonic, super-sassy…

10 Spots for arts and culture in East London

Activities great for kids

There’s a reason why there are so many families living in this part of town. Miles of parkland and outdoor space, plus plenty to keep their brains ticking.

Child-friendly activities to do in East London

Staying well

Get your sweat on, feel that addictive endorphin high, feel well, understand your body, stretch – in East London there’s something for every fitness fanatic and Zen master.

Places for fitness and wellbeing in East London

And there you have it – a flavour of East London life…

There’s so much more to explore outside of East London, although why would you ever? Stratford connects you to it all – with the Underground, Overground, DLR and TfL just a hop, skip and a jump away.

East Village is the perfect corner of East London to tick off all our suggestions. Living in East Village puts everything on your doorstep – an abundance of restaurants, bars & cafes, shops for your everyday needs and beauty & grooming destinations. Take a tour of our neighbourhood and see our apartments to rent in East London.

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