Mile End & Bethnal Green
Shop by day and party by night in this multicultural East End melting pot, just minutes from central London
Whitechapel, Mile End and Bethnal Green are some of the most diverse and interesting districts in the city. Join the waves of overseas arrivals who’ve made London’s East End their home.
Rub shoulders with Cockney locals and newer arrivals from Bangladesh, India and China. Breathe in the spicy aromas of Brick Lane, London’s ‘Curry Mile’, or grab a late-night bagel from the 24-hour bakery. Explore one of the many local markets and find some great bargains. Or go native and sample jellied eels - a traditional Eastender favourite!
You certainly won’t be the only new kid on the block. The latest group of visitors to the East End are hipsters, artists and tech entrepreneurs. Alongside the traditional old pubs and neon glow of Indian restaurant signs you’ll find cool coffee shops, cutting-edge bars and shops selling fab vintage and fashion finds.
Take a short walk and you’re in trendy neighbour Shoreditch and the arty boutiques of Spitalfields. Enjoy the beautiful galleries and museums within easy reach of your new student home. Rediscover your inner kid at the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood. And we love the fascinating Victorian medical museum, hidden beneath the Royal London Hospital.
Students at QMUL and London Met are a mere hop, skip and jump from class. But with great train, tube and bus links, you’ll be minutes from any of London’s universities and perfectly placed to explore the city and the rest of the UK - although there’s a lifetime’s worth of things to see and do right on your doorstep.