Bethnal Green Road

Bethnal Green Road, running through the heart of the East End, has long been a destination for people from Tower Hamlets and beyond – and there's just as much going on there today as ever.

There are shops to meet every need, from grocers and fishmongers to jewellers and Asian wedding stores. Plenty of bargains to be found in Bethnal Green's historic market too.

If you are looking for something to eat or drink, there's just as much to choose from. Whether it's traditional café food and Italian specialities served up in art deco splendour, Turkish kebabs, authentic curries or upmarket French cuisine – there's something for every taste.

The area is not short of places to keep you entertained. Rich Mix has live music, theatre, films and more, seven days a week. The V&A Museum of Childhood is just around the corner in Cambridge Heath Road. There are great parks nearby as well – Weavers Fields, Bethnal Green Gardens and Museum Gardens are all just a short walk away.

These pages have useful information about places to shop, eat and drink in Bethnal Green Road. Whether you're hungry or thirsty, doing your weekly shop or looking for something special, there's something in Bethnal Green Road for you.

Getting here

Bethnal Green Road has excellent transport links and services.

London Underground stations

  • Bethnal Green (Central line)
  • Whitechapel (overground, District line)
  • Stepney Green (District line).

Railway stations

  • Bethnal Green railway station
  • Cambridge Heath railway station.

Bus routes

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Map of Bethanl Green Road

Local services

Bethnal Green Library. Located on the green space locally known as Barmy Park. Provides leisure facilities and information.

The London Chest Hospital, directly served by buses D3 and 309.