Best Areas to Live: East London


Best Areas to Live East London

We’re continuing our series on the best areas to live in throughout London. This week we’re concentrating on East London, arguably one of the most diverse and multicultural areas within the capital. East London provides an eclectic mix of period properties, commercial developments and industrial regeneration so there’s plenty of choice for young professionals and families alike. The easterly side of the capital offers a unique mix of industrial heritage, artistic flair and strong community spirit where there is always something to see and do.

Read our guide to the top areas to live in East London, to help you narrow down your search for your next buy-to-let property.


Hackney is one of East London’s most recently regenerated areas and has become synonymous with a vibrant and bohemian culture. As such, it’s no surprise that Hackney is becoming increasingly popular with both buyers and renters, thanks to its mix of housing styles, highly regarded schools and excellent transport links to Central London. There’s a huge selection of bars, restaurants and independent shops as well as Broadway Market, popular with the artistic crowd. Find out more about life in Hackney here.

Bethnal Green

Rapidly becoming one of London’s most vibrant areas, Bethnal Green offers everything from culture to green spaces to trendy East End bars. Located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Bethnal Green benefits from its close proximity to the city centre, made possible with excellent underground and overground transport links. This affordable area is steeped in culture and represents the infamous East London neighbourhoods, with a great nightlife scene and selection of restaurants. Leafy retreats such as Bethnal Green Garden and reputable schools make this area equally as popular with families. Read more about life in Bethnal Green here.


Located two-and-a-half miles north of the City of London, within the London Borough of Hackney, Shoreditch is one of the best-known East London neighbourhoods. Being home to the first two London theatres, this neighbourhood has an artistic personality and is considered the heart of today’s cultural scene, with galleries, museums, and street art on every corner. Find out more about what there is to do in Shoreditch here. The many converted industrial spaces prove popular with young bohemians, whilst the houses near Victoria Park attract families looking for green spaces and excellent transport links.  


A combination of old and new, this north-east London postcode is in high demand with young professionals and families alike and is awash with creativity, boutique shops, cultural attractions and the latest restaurants. Dalston has undergone a rapid process of regeneration in recent times, meaning renters and buyers can choose from modern apartment developments or much-loved Georgian houses. With good transport connections, a bustling community spirit and highly regarded schools, Dalston is an up-and-coming area with a bright future. Read more about why Dalston could be a great choice for your next buy-to-let property here.

How Can We Help?

In a crowded rental market, it’s imperative to know who you can rely on to maximise your return on property rental. If you choose ZFA Group, we will handle the management of your property with expertise and experience to offer you the highest quality service.

If you’re thinking of buying to let in East London, chat to one of our friendly knowledgeable employees – we can help you with a range of services, from rent guarantee and property management, estate agency and property investment, and commercial letting.

Contact us today if you have any questions and we’ll take care of the rest.

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