Thinking about moving to a home in Tower Hamlets, Greenwich, Newham, Waltham Forest, Bexley, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Lewisham, Havering or Hackney? If so, congratulations; you’re about to become an East Londoner. What’s the big deal? We’ll explain.

Great Housing

London might be one of the most expensive places you can choose to live, but your wallet will thank you for settling in the east. In particular, you can still find attractive homes in pockets like Beckton (Newham), Catford (Lewisham), Charlton (Greenwich) and Leyton (Waltham Forest) for less than £300,000.

If price tags aren’t so much of an issue, then East London is your oyster. Whitechapel, Bethnal Green and Bow still harbour some old London charm, while those chasing a comfortable-but-cool location can choose between Shoreditch, Hoxton and Hackney. If you love living in the centre of the city but long for some green spaces, look to the area north of Victoria Park, where apartments and terraced homes make up East London’s “leafy little secret”.

Plenty of Employment

The reason that London is considered one of the financial capitals of the world? The East End’s very own Canary Wharf. Home to global financial corporations, international law firms and media giants (names like HSBC, JP Morgan, Thomson Reuters and Clifford Chance spring to mind), this area alone supports over 145,000 jobs.

You can also find a buzzing start-up industry in East London, with rising start-ups such as Shutl and TrasnferWise basing themselves locally.

You’ll Never be Bored

There are a million and one things to do in East London, with enough world-famous hotspots to keep just about anyone entertained.

For a modern London landmark, take a trip to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in Stratford. Fitness fans can go for gold at the impressive Velodrome stadium, while those who enjoy more unusual pursuits can try the world’s biggest tunnel slide at the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit tower.

If you prefer a bit of history, take a tour of the Tower of London (found on the Thames at the border with the City), or head to Sutton House, an original Tudor building which hosts provocative and diverse art exhibitions throughout the year.

Don’t forget retail therapy. Hight street brands are covered with the huge Westfield shopping centre, while independent shops and boutiques fill the corners of Hackney, Stoke Newington and Shoreditch. For a truly vibrant experience, head down to Spitalfields or Brick Lane to visit their infamous markets.

Transport

Most of East London benefits from both overground and underground links, as well as bus routes and the DLR. Once the Elizabeth Line opens (scheduled for the end of 2019), the area will see the additional benefit of a route from Abbey Wood, going through Custom House, Canary Wharf and Whitechapel to Liverpool Street.

Drivers will appreciate the A12 and A13 running through East London to the North Circular and M25, while the M11 can be reached from Woodford. Those travelling further afield can make use of London City Airport, from which Flybe operates around 40 flights each day to domestic and European destinations.

The Best Nightlife

East London isn’t just about quality of life, it’s about quality of nightlife. Whether you fancy rubbing shoulders with Shoreditch darlings on Hoxton Square or want to hit the legendary sounds of Fabric, you can be anyone you like after dark in East London.

Indulge in live music at XOYO, pop classics at Amber, soul and hip-hop inspired hits at East Village or a little bit of everything at the Dalston Superstore.

Prefer a quiet night at the pub? East London is crawling with bars dedicated to serving craft beers, like rough-and-ready Howling Hops in Hackney, and the cosy King’s Arms in Bethnal Green.

Before committing to a new home in East London, be sure to give us a call. At Daily Move, our teams of expert conveyancers and surveyors have worked with property all over the city, and would be happy to assist with your purchase. For a friendly chat to discuss your position, call us on 0845 862 2275, or send us a message from our Contact Us page.