Bourgeois? Nah mate, Bethnal Green's still got that rough 'n' ready East End flavour. The locals fall roughly into three groups: old-school embedded East Enders, Bangladeshi families an recently arrived professionals. And the best thing is that everyone gets along famously, whether it's strolling around at Columbia Road Flower Market, partying at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, or eating and drinking at one of the many quality pubs, bars or restaurants the area has to offer.
What are your favourite Bethnal Green haunts? Let us know in the comments.
Restaurants in Bethnal Green
Things to do in Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club has incubated many of London's leftfield performers, from interactive theatre crew You Me Bum Bum Train to trannytastic party Sink the Pink.