Conveniently located in zone 2 on the central line you can be in central London within 20 minutes.
Drawing in young arty types in search of cheap accommodation, Bethnal Green is one of the edgier parts of working-class East London.
One of its major selling points is its proximity to the playgrounds of the ultra-hip – Shoreditch and Dalston.
The best bits of the borough are in pockets off the main roads – Globe Road for pubs, galleries, cafes and shops; Broadway Market for fresh produce and artisan foods; and Columbia Road for its flower market.
But Bethnal Green’s appeal reaches wider, with students of nearby Queen Mary’s University moving into its apartment blocks and City workers arriving in search of a crash pad near the office.