"I've been spending time in Leytonstone, after living for 20 years or so in Bethnal Green, roaming Hoxton, Shoredtich etc. I have a feeling that lots of people who originally enjoyed Hoxton have now moved either to Dalston if they can afford it, or to Leytonestone. It isn't shiny or trendy, but that's exactly what Hoxton was like before the trashy money moved in - and is now moving out again as soon as they realise the artists have left. Seems like I am writing in 2012 - so clearly places change very fast! I doubt Leytonstone will ever be like Hoxton or Hamstead, but does it matter? London is great because all these neighbourhood offer lifestyle choices...."