Once considered as dim as a dusty candle, Bethnal Green is experiencing a revival that’s transforming it into a chandelier. Some of the neighborhood’s back alleys remain endearingly dodgy, but Bethnal Green’s influx of boutique hotels, boutique firms, and boutique...boutiques, are quickly adding to its rising stardom. Art galleries and swanky lounges share Bethnal Green with its resident cast of gentlemen’s clubs—the sort of venues that lend the neighborhood its mischievously illicit atmosphere.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Place of Juxtapositions
Don't miss the Broadway market, the walk along the park and Canal, the Hackney Farm, the Columbia flower market, Brick Lane at night and the market on sunday. Everything you need to enjoy London for a week end."
Visited in 2012
A Place to Exhibit
The area has everything you could wish for with a very cool and trendy atmosphere-local markets are great and fun for people watching. We didn't venture away from the district at all during our stay as we were having so much fun."
Visited in 2012
A Place to Shop
I really enjoyed the neighborhood. You are able to explore Shoreditch and other areas of East London by foot (or bike - there's a city rental stand right outside!)"
Visited in 2013
Residential Urban Landscape
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Arne is a German photographer and cameraman. He gained experience in various fields such as TV drama, commercials, and documentaries. His work has taken him all over the world and since 2008, he's been based in London where he recently finished his MA of Arts at Goldsmiths College. While working for Airbnb, he discovered a completely new side of London and many of its hidden secrets.
Sophie Carr is a London-based freelance travel photographer who specialises in landscapes and cities. Her love of travel has taken her to many far-flung parts of the world, but home will always be London. Brought up near London, she has lived in the city for almost 20 years, and loves to explore its varied neighborhoods. She loved shooting her home city for Airbnb, and hopes her photos will encourage visitors to come to her local neighborhoods.