Stepney

Stepney's no-frills demeanor softens around its namesake green space.

Established by hard knocks and tough as nails immigrants, Stepney makes no apologies. This unfiltered east London neighborhood’s no fuss, no frills attitude rewards those looking for a hardy atmosphere where the pubs are simple and the pints are tall. Although a few relics of its Victorian-era architectural past survive, brick apartment towers and terraced homes now characterize the neighborhood. Stepney’s stone churches and namesake green space provide solace from its lean surroundings.

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On the Map

Stepney is within LB of Tower Hamlets and bordered by Globe Town, Mile End, Shadwell, Limehouse, Bethnal Green, Bromley-by-Bow, Whitechapel/Brick Lane, and Bow

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

The London Eye: 40 minutes on the tube
The Tower of London: 20 minutes on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 100 minutes on the tube
Gatwick Airport: 80 minutes by tube and train
Kings Cross: 31 minutes on the tube
National Gallery: 39 minutes on the tube

A Laid Back East London Neighborhood

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Stepney is a laid back East London neighborhood with a rich architectural history, a mixed community, and a little bit of an edge.

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... very cosmopolitan and caters to most tastes - the whole area got a huge boost from last year's Olympics and the energy continues to be very positive and trendy too."

Stepney City Farm

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The Stepney City Farm is a working farm, Rural Arts Centre, and community meeting place.

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The farm gives children and adults a chance to meet farm animals, learn how to grow food, and participate in arts and crafts activities.

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Beyond teaching residents animal husbandry, Stepney City Farm provides its residents with a communal sense of pride and a community place to gather.

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Photography

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.

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