About The Area

Situated in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Bethnal Green lies northeast of Liverpool Street station and is part of the city’s East End. Home to old school East Enders, a new generation of professionals, and a strong Bangladeshi community, this area of London is home to famous markets and many quality pubs.

Bethnal Green station is an overground station, some eight minutes’ walk from Bethnal Green tube station, which is on the Central line and part of London’s Night Tube service. Nearby Liverpool Street provides connections to the London underground (four major lines) and mainline rail services to Cambridge and much of the South East. Business here is mostly centred around dining, fashion, and tech – but this is an area that is constantly evolving, despite its East End roots, so most businesses thrive in the area.

Bethnal Green is in a great location for those who want the best of connections to Central London, with a more relaxed vibe. Thanks to places like Box Park and nearby trendsetting Shoreditch, there’s always something new happening and plenty of fresh custom from tourist attractions and visitors to the area.

What businesses does Bethnal Green suit?

Businesses that want to be able to get into the rest of London from the east flock here thanks to the excellent transport links. This is an area that often adopts the latest trends in fashion and food, with pop-ups and newer businesses flourishing alongside the traditional East End charm of long-standing pubs and markets. 

There’s a high concentration of successful tech companies across the East End, however, Bethnal Green also supports the fashion and food industries, thanks to its numerous pubs and restaurants and well-known vintage fashion shops along Brick Lane. 

Workspace has three commercial office buildings near Bethnal Green: Pill Box,  brand new Mare Street Studios, and Brickfields.

"Bethnal Green Tube Station" by Sunil060902

Bethnal Green boasts its own tube station on the Central line, plus an overground station that services Chingford, Enfield Town, and London Liverpool Street. You can easily access the West End, city centre, or use Liverpool Street (the third busiest underground station) for further afield. Bus routes are also good in this area, it only takes 20 minutes to get from Bethnal Green to Liverpool Street and the 205 route that passes though Paddington and Euston train stations also runs past the area.

From Bethnal Green tube station:

Liverpool Street: 13 minutes

Oxford Circus: 23 minutes

Euston: 36 minutes

Canary Wharf: 33 minutes

Bethnal Green is also within easy reach of Stepney Green station on the Hammersmith & City line.

A veritable treasure trove for foodies, Bethnal Green offers traditional East End grub, Bangladeshi treats, and modern cafes and pubs that serve food with a twist (this is, after all, where the UK’s longest running Cat Café resides). Try E.Pellici on Bethnal Green Road for authentic Italian, head to Brick Lane for street food markets and the best curry houses in London, and don’t forget to grab a cocktail at Satan’s Whiskers (bonus taxidermy on display here). Franze & Evans has its main café at the end of Brick Lane, but you’ll be able to enjoy their delicious food and drink at a resident café in Brickfields and Workspace Mare Street and Lock Studios.

A night out after work is bound to be fun in Bethnal Green. Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club offers comedy, cabaret, and drag shows all accompanied by friendly staff and locals, while aptly named Apples and Pears has a more laid-back vibe with folk and acoustic nights. The Big Chill bar serves an excellent burger with a pint, and you will find great DJ sets playing on the weekends.

After work drinks are easy to come by in a variety of settings thanks to this area’s diverse clientele and Bethnal Green has plenty of quirky cafes and refined settings to wow clients, too. 

 

Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road overflows with blooms every Sunday. From 8am-3pm, this narrow street becomes a horticulturalist’s dream and the side streets are filled with cafes and restaurants for a stop or two as you shop. 

V&A Museum of Childhood

Home to one of the world’s finest collections of children’s toys, this attraction isn’t just for kids. Take a nostalgic trip to see any toy you can possibly think of, the museum has been collecting them since 1872. Regular exhibitions are held upstairs, while the café serves delicious treats below.

"Columbia Road Flower Market" by JasonParis