About East London
Although historically one of the poorest areas of London, East London is also one of the most charming, and is probably the area that the rest of the world models their view on London from. East London is basically everything to the East of the medieval City of London, and has had a run of bad luck from its beginnings, with much of the area being part of the copyhold system in medieval times, making it difficult for the land to be developed. The area was ‘Target A’ for bombing during the Second World War, and was badly hit during the Great plague and various cholera epidemics in the past. Because this area has this poor reputation, however, it offers fantastic opportunities for businesses, with much lower rents than much of the city. For this reason, much of East London is now business-focused, with Canary Wharf being one of the main points of interest in this area.
Setting up your business here
East London enjoys a wide and varied range of businesses and industries. Canary Wharf is a major financial area, whilst areas such as Brick Lane welcome more cultural and artistic businesses. retail is well represented here as well, and because of the wide range of businesses, there are plenty of opportunities for networking for almost any company. East London is home to major businesses such as News International (home of The Sun and The Times), Barclays, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan, with an extensive transport network making the area easily accessible.
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Things to do in East London
East London has a fantastic range of interesting culture and entertainment options, with a variety of theatres, galleries and music halls. Victoria Park (known colloquially as ‘Vicky Park’) is the largest open green space in the district and provides a relaxed space for work breaks and days out. Whitechapel Art Gallery has a focus on modern art and has shown some of the greats as part of its regular new exhibitions. For something a little out of the ordinary, the Jack The Ripper Tour provides a really macabre and unusual adventure, with tours lasting around two hours and exploring the world of the famous serial killer. For a quick bite to eat after work, Gaucho Grill is very popular, offering fresh meat cooked over hot coals, and a great South American cocktail selection. Scu-zi is an exciting and trendy Italian eatery which overlooks the river and has a great bar as well. For post-work drinks, Mahogany Bar harks back to the Victorian era, and has a luxurious look, set in contrast with the dilapidated Wiltons Music Hall in which is sits.
- Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Central
- Mainline stations: Liverpool Street
- Nearest motorways: M4, M25
- Nearest airports: Heathrow
- Other: Buses and taxis