East London has long been a cultural melting pot. With the 2012 Olympics, this area once known for slums and industrial sites was transformed into a multicultural corner with a bright future. Its patchwork of trendsetting neighborhoods has since become a hectic and eclectic site of developments and shops for rent in East London serving a generation of creative professionals.
While Spitalfields is home to Georgian architecture and well-known weekend market, central Shoreditch is the centre of the contemporary arts scene and the UK’s version of Silicon Valley. The mini-city of Stratford combines art and business worlds with multicultural enclaves, as well as the massive Stratford shopping centre – shops at Westfield Stratford City. Similarly, an influx of young professionals has transformed Hackney’s industrial buildings into hives of creativity. When it comes to transportation, the Regent’s Canal runs through it all – providing a connecting route for walkers and cyclists.
With climbing property prices, development of land for sale in East London is expanding into Whitechapel and Bethnal Green. Dalston, and Homerton have already developed café culture, with bars, boutiques, restaurants, and lively nightlife. The Mayor’s 20-year plan calls for hundreds of thousands of new homes, commercial property to rent, transport upgrades, and river crossings. Recent examples include Peabody’s Neptune Wharf and canal-side Tour Road with 250 homes for young professionals in Shoreditch. These and other properties to rent in East London make this group of districts an ideal setting for any business to start anew.