Guide to Bethnal Green
It’s safe to say that Bethnal Green has come a long way from its gangster roots when the Kray Twins were prowling the streets - and they only bovvered their own. Nowadays the most violent thing you’ll see is impressionist artwork leaping out at you from the windows of the many galleries down Vyner Street.
Bethnal Green proudly heralds its new-found optimism with the newly restored V&A Museum of Childhood and the rather swanky Town Hall Hotel bringing a welcome injection of money into the area. Like Wanstead, education here is lauded with nearly all schools receiving Good or Outstanding OFSTED ratings, and both faith schools and state schools equally represented.
House prices have increased on average 26% over the last few years according to the Land Registry so buying here is in high demand. Rental prices have also increased, with an average 1 bed flat going for £350 per week (£1500 per month) but considering its location and connectivity to the rest of London, is it any wonder? After all, you can get to the West End in around 20 mins.