A guide to living in East London

Are you planning to move home in East London? Well, you're in for a treat. East London has the reputation of being the centre of Londons creative scene and eclectic social atmosphere. It is hands-down the capital for young working professionals.

East London is full of trendy hangout spots, art galleries, busy food markets and independent coffee shops. Let's take Hackney as an example. It's brimming with creativity and is no question one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in the capital. The area borders Regents Canal, Victoria Park and London Fields. It's the perfect mix of chill out parks and vibrant, eclectic bars and restaurants. Broadway Market is the perfect example of the vibe Hackney has to offer.

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What residents of East London love to do

Still lake at Victoria Park in East London.

Victoria Park

Victoria Park is one of East Londons favourite parks. It's located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and is the most visited park in East London, attracting over 9 million visitors per year. The park has everything you need; playgrounds, cafes, football pitches, bowling clubs, tennis courts, skate parks, cricket nets and outdoor gyms.

Victoria Park (East London)
The Kenton Pub garden lined with benches and beautiful murals painted on the walls.

The Kenton Pub

If you're planning to move home in Homerton, East London you have to check this one out. The Kenton Pub in East London is a beautifully decorated public house covered in antiques and collectables (including a genuine Norwegian moose head!). They are conveniently located on 38 Kenton Road, E9 7AB.

The Kenton Pub (East London)
Two groups of friends dining indoor at the Nest restaurant in Hackney, East London.

Nest Restaurant Hackney

If you're planning to move home in Hackney, East London, you'll want to pay a visit to Nest Restaurant. They specialise in seasonal, local produce dishes with limited meats and a delicious selection of wines. They are rated very highly with over 200 Google reviews.

Nest Restaurant Hackney (East London)

Top rated schools in East London

Period building which houses Gatehouse School in Bethnal Green, East London.

Gatehouse School

Are you moving home in East London with young children? If so, you'll want to pay a visit to Gatehouse School in East London. They were founded 1948 and ever since have been providing exceptional education to children aged three to eleven years.

Gatehouse School (East London)
Girls dressed in burgundy uniform standing outside Mulberry School for Girls in Shadwell, East London.

Mulberry School for Girls

Mulberry School for Girls was founded in 1965 and ever since has been providing outstanding education to girls aged 11 to 19 years. The secondary school and sixth form is located in the Shadwell area of the East End of London. They currently have capacity for 1400 students.

Mulberry School for Girls (East London)
A boy making up a tie for their friend at The Lyceum School in East London.

The Lyceum Preparatory School

The Lyceum Preparatory School is a small, independent educational institution for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 years old in Central East London. They believe in providing a well-rounded and rich curriculum where each child is given the right education to shine.

The Lyceum Preparatory School (East London)

Local information for East London residents

Black and white council tax bill for East London residents.

East London Council Tax

Depending on where you're moving home in East London, you will need to contact either Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest council to work out the rateable value for your new property in East London.

East London Council Tax
Train leaving the platform at Bethnal Green tube station in East London.

East London Tube Stations

East London is exceptionally well connected with tube stations. If you're planning to move around E1 you have Stepney Green and Bethnal Green tube station. If you're planning to move closer to Homerton you'll most likely be using Homerton Rail Station.

East London Tube Stations
Number 25 London red bus travelling to Ilford in East London.

East London Buses

If you're moving home in East London you'll be happy to know it's exceptionally well connected via buses. You can catch buses in East London every 3-7 minutes. Buses usually operate throughout the day and night.

East London Buses

Top rated estate agents in East London

Shop front for Dexters estate agent in East London.

Dexters (East London)

Dexters (East London)
Estate agents working at the desk at LiFE residential in East London.

LiFE Residential (East London)

LiFE Residential (East London)
Exterior of Peach Properties in East London.

Peach Properties

Peach Properties

Moving home in East London? Check out the surrounding areas

If you're the creative type then East London is perfect for you.

Check out: Homerton, Hackney, Bethnal Green, Shoreditch, Stratford and Stoke Newington.

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