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A guide to living in Mile End

Situated in Tower Hamlets, Mile End has become increasingly popular and has built a standing as a bit of a commuter hotspot. The area is a central cog to the well documented rise of East London as the capital’s cool hub. This is helped by the Mile End residence of Olympic Opening Ceremony organiser and Hollywood director extraordinaire, Danny Boyle. 

Mile End is largely residential, housing a lively mix of young professionals taking advantage of the convenient commute. The area is more gentrified than you might expect and has benefited well from the presence of the 2012 games.

“Although mainly consisting of terraced houses and blocks of flats, there is also a generous selection of slick new-build developments and grand period houses”

A cacophony of culture and bohemia, Mile End Road has a diverse range of shops, small businesses and pubs. Furthermore, for those lovers hoping to make it up to their other half, Columbia Road Flower Market will provide all the necessary opportunities.

The Ragged School Museum harks back to Victorian East London; ragged schools were set up for deprived children to receive some form of education. This museum offers enthusiasts the opportunity to experience a Victorian style lesson on the first Sunday of every month. 

There is a large diversity of property in the area. Although mainly consisting of terraced houses and blocks of flats, there is also a generous selection of slick new-build developments and grand period houses.


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Eating & Drinking

The Greedy Cow has forged a reputation as a local institution. Specialising in hearty burgers and steaks, this restaurant is the ultimate fast food meets gourmet dining experience. 

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Mile End Park is fantastic. With all the hallmarks of a classic London park, this one also provides go-karting facilities, a climbing wall, a swimming pool and a selection of tennis and sports courts.

Travelling to Mile End

Sitting in Zone 2, this area is very well connected, Mile End tube station has services on the Central, District and Hammersmith and City Lines. There is also a large selection of buses running along Mile End Road.

Local Atkinson McLeod office – Mile End Estate Agent