Bethnal Green serviced apartments belong to an area branded as a piece of 'Real London' just minutes away from the City of London financial district.
Bethnal Green is a small district in the county of Greater London, based in what is often called ‘the East End’ of the capital. The area makes up the northwestern segment of the Borough of Tower Hamlets and earns most recognition as the most typical East London district.
Where it differs to many other areas business travellers might stay in is the fact that Bethnal Green is mostly inhabited by ‘born and bred’ Londoners. The area boasts a down-to-earth genuine community unlike any other in the heart of the capital. The community is made up of an eclectic mix of cultures. They help to make Bethnal Green a shining example of what a vibrant and diverse city London can be.
Staying in Bethnal Green aparthotels also means being in touch with the rest of the city. With Liverpool Street station just one stop, and Bank station two stops westbound on the Central Line from Bethnal Green station, overground services and five other London Underground lines can be accessed in a matter of minutes from the nearby subway station.
As mentioned before, Bethnal Green is based within the borders of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. This proves to be greatly beneficial for the district's economy. After all, the Tower Hamlets has the third highest economic output of any local authority area in the United Kingdom. It has also increased by over 70% since 2010 which symbolises some of the fastest economic growth across the country.
We can also identify that Bethnal Green has an economy fuelled mainly by small or micro-businesses. Ninety-eight per cent of businesses in the Tower Hamlets borough are these types. The East End district also appears to be a hub for young entrepreneurs, as a soar in new cafe, pub and restaurant openings is flooding Bethnal Green.
Periods of growth have converted a location with a murky past into a place of business promise. The improvement of travel and business infrastructure have enabled Bethnal Green to be a worthy place for businesses to relocate to or for corporates to commute from to access the heart of London. What’s more, both London Heathrow and London City airports are both no further than thirty miles away. Making the great choice to stay in Bethnal Green corporate accommodation, therefore, enables guests to access not only London, both other major European business hubs too.
Knowledge of Bethnal Green in history first comes in the 13th century when it was described as ‘Blithehale’. Commonly translated as ‘happy corner’, the land supposedly grew outwards around what is the present tube station. Amongst the changes throughout the growth of the area was the district’s name. It changed from ‘Blithehale’ to ‘Blethenal Green’ to ‘Bethan Hall Green’ before finally being named Bethnal Green.
The East End district then remained relatively indifferent up until the 1700s, as a peaceful retreat on the outskirts of London. This was prior to the arrival of developments and industry. The following centuries saw Bethnal Green become known for market gardens, the silk-weaving industry and boxing royalty links. With great successes came great falls for Bethnal Green though.
The area was branded a ‘slum’ in the nineteenth century, only to then fall victim to one of the worst civilian disasters. During a World War air raid in 1943, a stampede ensued on the stairs of Bethnal Green tube station. The result was an unfortunate pile up, killing over 170 people. The award-winning memorial honouring the tragedy is worth visiting for an insight into a big aspect of the area’s history.
This historic site, along with the likes of the Bethnal Green Garden, WW1 Cyprus Memorial and the V&A Museum of Childhood, are all amazing reflectors of the area’s heritage and are all within the close vicinity of our range of Bethnal Green corporate housing.
Whether visitors here plan to live like a tourist or a corporate, whilst staying in either Bethnal Green extended stay apartments or short term accommodation, please note that anyone can quickly gain a sense of East End lifestyle within seconds of being here.
A big part of the experience for anyone new to the area is the V&A Museum of Childhood. This institution is a UK National Museum and is the biggest of its kind in the world. It is trusted with displaying some of the most famous childhood collections and exhibits. Set inside a stunning 1872 hangar based on the beautiful Bethnal Green itself, this museum allows visitors to have a look at toys, artefacts and clothes dating from the 1600s. This museum is honestly a must-see!
Being one of London's vibrant East end districts, Bethnal Green and its surrounding areas boast a thriving social atmosphere and nightlife. Even guests staying at our Bethnal Green short term accommodation should make the most of their ideal proximity to the Shoreditch high street, known for its great nightlife. Brick Lane, famous for street art and the market held every Sunday, is also only a few minutes’ walking distance away.
There are some places for entertainment in Bethnal Green too. The Backyard Comedy Club, for instance, is one of London’s longest-standing comedy venues based along Cambridge Heath Road. There is also the acclaimed Coupette cocktail bar, run by the former head bartender of the Savoy’s Beaufort Bar. The atmosphere here is always upbeat and offers a great place to relax and enjoy some French cocktails.
If you are after a place to relax and socialise that is completely exclusive to Bethnal Green though, look no further then the Blind Beggar. This is the infamous pub where gangster Ronnie Kray shot and killed one of his rivals.
Ultimately, Bethnal Green serviced apartments and their great location makes business life or leisurely visits to the East End easy. Bethnal Green is unlike any other in London, something which is not truly represented considering the district’s small size.
Easily the closest international airport to Bethnal Green is London City Airport (LCY), just twenty minutes away by car and around forty minutes away via the tube or railway.
The next closest airport to Bethnal Green is London Heathrow, which is twenty-three miles away to the west. Taxi transfers to-and-from our Bethnal Green short term accommodation or extended stay apartments to the airports of guest’s choosing could be arranged upon request.
Bethnal Green does have an underground station which sits on the Central Line between Liverpool Street and Mile End stations. The station can be found on the A107 road, opposite the Bethnal Green Garden.
An alternative underground station which can be utilised in the Bethnal Green is Stepney Green station, which acts as a stop along the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines, in between Whitechapel and Mile End stations.
Belonging to the London Overground railway network, Bethnal Green station sits on routes between Liverpool Street, Hackney Downs and Cambridge Heath stations.
Visitors to the area can book stays in Bethnal Green corporate housing to be within close vicinity of the local railway station just outside Weavers Fields, or nearby alternatives such as Whitechapel and Cambridge Heath railway stations.
There are at least eight bus routes that run through Bethnal Green, including night services. These routes run to the following London areas; Hackney, Old Ford, Bow, Mile End, Canning Town, Poplar, Limehouse, Stepney, Whitechapel, Wapping, the Isle of Dogs and Shoreditch.
Most of these the bus routes to run through the area stop off at either Bethnal Green railway or underground stations.