Mile End: Surprisingly convenient.

The East End is not only a hub of history, culture & diversity; it is also home to various restaurants & quirky bars. Every corner reveals an independent shop, café or studio. Below are just a handful of reasons why we love Mile End, and why you should too…

 

  • Lower than average rent prices & transport convenience

 

Although Mile End has excellent transport links (a tube ride into Bank being around 8 minutes & further West to Oxford Street being 16 minutes) you will find the rental prices are not as high as most well connected areas. The average rental price for Mile End is currently around £1,232pcm for a 1 bedroom apartment and around £1,813pcm for a 2 bed. Slightly lower than the surrounding areas such as Bethnal Green and much lower than Shoreditch.

 

  • Roman Road (And surrounding areas!)

 

If you’re a foodie then you’ll be sold on the vast selection of food & drink options. Mile End benefits from the Roman Road stretch, compromising of many various eateries. A few of our favourites are:

 

  1. Les Table des Saveurs

A lovely what-you-see-is-what-you-get café. Mainly specialising in pizza, they also offer a variety of sweet & savoury baked goods. For something different, we recommend the tarragon chicken flatbread! Perfect for a snack or light lunch. P.s they do delivery too!

 

  1. Café East

Venture here for a breakfast only dreams are made of. Have your camera at the ready; the pancakes here will look fabulous on your Instagram feed!

 

  1. Vinarius

Fancy something a little more refined? Vinarius offers a variety of wines alongside mixed platters of cheese & charcuterie. What’s better, is that the staff serving this to you all have a vast knowledge of each and every wine. We’d highly recommend for a date night.

 

  1. Mae + Harvey

Not the type of person to wake up early enough to catch brunch? No need to worry – Mae + Harvey serve up brunch all day long. Another niche café boasting Instagram worthy food.

 

  1. Barge East (Hackney Wick)

Waterside dining on a boat? Sold! Be sure to check out Barge East for an exclusive dining experience upon the River Lea. Sadly, not located on Roman Road but a short walk away. P.s – they cater for gluten free diners & vegans too!

 

 

  • History & Nature

 

Surprisingly, Mile End is home to the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park which was converted into a nature reserve in year 2000. On their website they have lists of wildlife you can spot in the reserve, perfect for nature lovers or little ones. Be sure to watch your step as you may come across grave stones that are long forgotten about!

 

More of an indoors person? Be sure to check out the Ragged School Museum! Inside you’ll find a replica of how this once Victorian school looked & receive information on who opened the school & why. You can explore the school on the first Sunday of every month, though this does of course require a donation. Their blog is also very interesting to read into. Great for children and adults alike.

 

Don’t take our word for it - go and explore; find out for yourself!