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Bethnal Green Area Guide

Bethnal Green

Well-known for its unpretentious nature and generous sense of community, Bethnal Green offers affordable inner-city living that blends the best of urban dining and entertainment with a generous number of parks and green spaces. These range from the tiny Jesus Green, through to Weavers Fields and the 86 hectares of Victoria Park at its north eastern end.

Bethnal Green residents are an eclectic mix of old-school East Enders, Bangladeshi families, young professionals, and young families looking to upgrade from a flat to one of the sought-after terraces that escaped the bombing of this area during the Blitz.


Bethnal Green benefits from its own Tube stop (which is part of the Night Tube network) as well as two National Rail stations – Cambridge Heath and Bethnal Green.

Nearest Tube Stations

Bethnal Green: Central Line

As with all central London locations, Bethnal Green benefits from a high number of buses, including 24-hour and night bus services.

Dining & Entertainment

Bethnal Green really does have a little bit of everything to offer. From traditional east end fare to ultra-hip cocktail bars, there are no shortage of entertainment options in this vibrant area.

Capital Heights team favourites:

E Pellicci

332 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AG

Recommended for: a traditional East End fry-up. Generous-sized portions, friendly staff, and a Grade II listed art deco interior. There’s really nothing not to love about E Pellicci. Run by the same family for over 115 years, E Pellicci is an east London institution that is well worth the visit.

Al-Amin Restaurant 

483 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9BU

Recommended for: delicious Indian food and friendly service. A family-run restaurant that gets rave reviews from its loyal fans, and for good reason. Al-Amin offers delicious Indian food at reasonable prices, and with friendly attentive service to boot.

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

42-46 Pollard Row, London E2 6NB

Recommended for: good old-fashioned fun. The Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club is one of the last remaining survivors of this formerly great British institution. True to its original ethos as a Working Men’s Club, it’s a great place to enjoy live entertainment, play games and socialise, all with a friendly crowd that mixes old-school east end boys with the young and trendy.

Satan’s Whiskers

343 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9RA

Recommended for: ever-changing cocktail menu. Satan’s Whiskers is all stylish décor and (in good East London tradition) quirky taxidermy. But most importantly, the bar staff are knowledgeable and

the cocktails are delicious. If you’re a fan of hip hop music, you’ll find it on the radio there from Thursday to Sunday.

Insider’s tip:

Bethnal Green is home to London’s first ever cat café – Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium.


Primary Schools

  • Hague Primary School
  • Stewart Headlam Primary School
  • Bangabandhu Primary School
  • Lawdale Junior School
  • St John's Church of England Primary School
  • Elizabeth Selby Infants’ School
  • Globe Primary School
  • John Scurr Primary School
  • Willian Davis Primary School
  • Bonner Primary School

Secondary Schools

  • Darul Hadis Latifiah
  • Raine's Foundation School
  • Oaklands School
  • Swanlea School
  • Morpeth School

Local Authority

Tower Hamlets

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