Living in Shoreditch & Bethnal Green area information and guide

Shoreditch & Bethnal Green area overview

Bethnal Green in east London is an increasingly trendy area and one which is laying claim to title of heir of Shoreditch. As a creative hub it's popular with young artistic types. There is plenty of edgy entertainment to be had, a particular favourite being the Bethnal Green Working Mens club which puts on a range of frivolities including burlesque nights and ironic discos. The fact that it's only 15 minutes from oxford circus on the central line means that it's never going to be the cheapest area of London but the lack of shops and abundance of street markets means its less desirable to families and normal boring people, which helps keep a lid on rents (for now).

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Key statistics for
Shoreditch & Bethnal Green E2

Rentonomy Ratings1
Price:
Transport:
Shopping & Leisure:
£ £ £ £ £
People Profile1
Type:
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Multicultural Towers
< 20 years old
Bangladesh, Republic of Ireland, Turkey
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Shoreditch & Bethnal Green?

Shoreditch & Bethnal Green contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Bethnall Green station (E2 0)
  • Central Bethnall Green (E2 6)
  • East Shoreditch (E2 7)
  • Haggerston (E2 8)
  • Cambridge Heath (E2 9)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Shoreditch & Bethnal Green

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Cambridge Heath
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (8 min)
Bethnal Green
Central
Oxford Circus (14 min)
Bethnal Green
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (3 min)
Hoxton
Overground
Liverpool Street (18 min)
Haggerston
Overground
Liverpool Street (22 min)
London Fields
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (10 min)
Whitechapel
H'smith & City
District
Baker Street (20 min)
Shoreditch High Street
Overground
Liverpool Street (5 min)
Stepney Green
H'smith & City
District
Baker Street (23 min)
Dalston Junction
Overground
Liverpool Street (23 min)
Hackney Central
Overground
Charing Cross (26 min)
Old Street
Northern
Leicester Square (4 min)
Aldgate East
H'smith & City
District
Baker Street (17 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
 
<20
 
20 - 29
 
30 - 39
 
40 - 49
 
50 - 69
 
60 - 74
 
75+
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Bangladesh

Bangladesh

54% of non-UK born population

Republic of Ireland

6% of non-UK born population

Turkey

4% of non-UK born population

Type: Multicultural Towers

Here you'll find lots of flat-dwellers from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, renting mostly from the council in large purpose built blocks.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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This map shows the main points for the following locations:

Pubs & Bars
Restaurants & Cafes
Open spaces
Shops & Markets

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