Bethnal Green – From a grim slumland to a hip heartland

A world-famous flower market, a grade II listed cafe and inevitably, the Krays

Once considered as dim as a dusty candle, Bethnal Green is experiencing a revival that's transforming it into a shimmering chandelier.

But as the area is regenerated, it’s easy to lose sight of its remarkable history. Bethnal Green is the home of some of the first philanthropist funded social housing, was heavily bombed during the war resulting in one of London’s worst wartime disasters and of course it gave birth to the notorious Kray twins. It also houses a wonderful museum, a world-famous flower market, an illustrious boxing venue and a Grade II listed cafe.

This brand-new walk for 2018 which costs £10 per person, takes around two hours and will be illustrated by historic photographs. It starts at St Leonard's Church Shoreditch and ends at Bethnal Green tube station. Full details will be sent to you nearer the date of the walk.

Go to the Contact Us page to find out more.

Private groups and dates can be arranged; rates on request.