In this video tour, New York Habitat ( explores London’s developing East End!
On the tour, David Hill will stop by some of the most popular and iconic neighborhoods and streets in London’s East End, including Shoreditch, Hoxton, Spitalfields, and the Spitalfields market. All of these neighborhoods comprise the greater East End, and overlap with equally popular Hackney. Find out more about Hackney in our blog ( Home to artists, rebels, and young professionals, there truly is a place for everyone in this diverse, eclectic neighborhood. Once a shipping and industrial center, recent decades of prosperity have transformed London’s East End into one of the best-kept secrets in town!
Find this dynamic neighborhood between Bishopsgate in the west and the River Lea in the east, as well as the River Thames to the south and Regent’s Canal to the north. You can find our other London apartments here (
Once a working class neighborhood, this section of town has blossomed in recent decades into a hip and trendy spot for young professionals. Yet architectural elements still linger from Shoreditch’s days as a dockyard, silk center, and furniture hub. You can see some examples of this in our long-term rentals in London ( In fact, Shoreditch has been a home to artists for centuries, and was the location of the first playhouse built in England. The popup shops of Boxpark Shoreditch are especially famous, so be sure to check them out.
Synonymous with theaters and music halls, the neighborhood of Hoxton is known by locals as a great alternative to the theater districts in the West End. Its roots in the area are ancient, as even the Romans once traversed Ermine Street. Today it’s known for its loft conversions and fabulous entertainment hotspots. It’s a great place to look into if you’re thinking of renting an apartment in London. (
Stretching from Swanfield Street to Whitechapel High Street, Brick Lane is famous for its Bangladeshi cuisine and avant-garde art. Local curry houses are famous for their spicy and delicious fare, while the streets serve as a showcase for professional and student art.
Made famous as Jack the Ripper’s hunting ground, Spitalfields has evolved from a hotbed of crime to a thriving and diverse community of locals. Spitalfields market is a great place to pick up inexpensive vintage goods while St. Catharine’s docks have been recently transformed into a modern marina and crisp housing development. It’s a great place to find a short-term vacation rental apartment. ( You certainly can’t beat the view, since the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London are but steps away.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this tour of London’s East End neighborhood! Don’t forget to check out our blog for more information about the area:
Did we miss any of your favorite spots? Let us know in the comments below!
hi I'm David Hill with New York habitat welcome to another New York habitat london video tour today we'll be discovering London's trendy and vibrant East End the East End of London was once a series of villages outside the city of London high demand for workers servicing Trade and Industry around London's docks saw rapid growth during the 19th century and brought along with it considerable development the East End of London refers to the area east of the city of London the old city walls along Bishopsgate are the western edge the River Thames is the southern border and the River Lea the eastern boundary the northern edge of the East End remains unclear but we will consider the region's canal as the northern boundary this is Shoreditch once a predominantly working-class area it is now popular and thriving with records dating back several hundred years Shakespearean plays were performed in this neighborhood before moving to the globe in Suffolk this is the area known as Hoxton along with shortage it was to become an alternative to the West End in the 18th and 19th centuries with numerous theatres and music halls today Hoxton is synonymous with loft conversions and is popular for its art fashion and entertainment why not take a look at some of New York habitats East and apartment rentals from loft style apartments to modern developments visit NY habitat calm to discover your next London apartment rental the area known as Spitalfields was once a byword for urban deprivation with direct association with Jack the Ripper Spitalfields in the 19th century was not the place to be but all that has changed today the old Spitalfields market dates back to 1638 the original market moved in 1991 but in its place is a top London market offering fashion and vintage clothing as well as food and arts and crafts the East End has seen immigrants from across the globe and Brick Lane is the heart of Bengali Anglo Indian cuisine so if you like curry then you've come to the right place fashion is synonymous with the East End from street art and graffiti around Brick Lane to the modern galleries in Hoxton there is plenty to see a far cry from the working-class docks of the 1800s st. Katharine's dock once managed by the Port of London Authority is now a modern marina surrounded by offices residential housing and restaurants the dock is now a haven of tranquillity located next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London the East End continues to develop the East End of the 21st century is a far cry from its 18th and 19th century past from an area synonymous with overcrowding and criminality it has now become a respectable and desired location for both residential and commercial housing while we reached the end of our video tour of London's East End this is a fantastically diverse area with many hotspots we weren't able to get in if you know of any fun places make sure you leave a comment in the comment section below and if you're coming to London be sure to visit our website at NY habitat comm and book a vacation rental or furnished apartment with New York habitat you'll find furnished apartments all over London I'm David Hill with New York habitat thank you for watching our video tour and we hope to see you soon in London