11 June 2019/ Area guides

Commercial property area guide: Bethnal Green - London

Commercial properties to rent in Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green is one of the truest, and oldest, of London’s ‘East End’ neighbourhoods. In the Victorian era and well into the 20th century the area was severely deprived, with thousands of people packed into rows of slum housing which became a hotbed of nefarious activities and people, the most notorious of which is known worldwide: Jack the Ripper.

Today the area is still down to earth, but like most of East London, it has attracted higher-earning professionals, a large migrant population and of course, the hipsters. As a result this diverse neighbourhood has become something of a melting pot, with a richly diverse economy with increasing confidence and a property market to match.

Fact check

  • Total buildings in area: 840
  • Largest unit available: 11,960 sq ft
  • Total available: 57
  • Average rent: £58 PSF 



Bethnal Green (Central)
Stepney Green (Hammersmith & City, District)

Bethnal Green (London Overground)

City Airport (40 minutes from Bethnal Green Underground via Stratford City DLR)
Gatwick Airport (1 hour from Bethnal Green Underground via City Thameslink)
Heathrow Airport (1 hours 15 minutes from Bethnal Green Underground via Ealing Broadway/Piccadilly Line via Holborn)

Offices to rent in Bethnal Green


Retail units to rent in Bethnal Green


Top places to grab a bite to eat

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Perfect meeting places


  • More than 15 Gyms in the area
  • 2 Post offices in Barbican
  • Over 7 Banks including Barclays, HSBC and Halifax
  • Home to Colombia Road Flower Market

Retail properties to let in Bethnal Green 

Agents operating in the area


Instant Offices

Peach Properties

Stirling Ackroyd


City & Urban International

Iconic buildings on Realla


Temple Street

224 Brick Lane


5 Calvert Avenue

Shoreditch Exchange


Big offices and coworking space in area:


Nearby offices:

Old Nichol Street

7 Winkley Street

1 Rushmead

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Nearby Coworking:

Four Corners

Pelican House

Pill Box 

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Serviced offices to let in Bethnal Green

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  • The Bethnal Green derives from Anglo Saxon, and translates literally as “happy corner”.
  • Jack the Ripper was known to operate in Bethnal Green and nearby Whitechapel
  • Bethnal Green is the birthplace of London’s most infamous gangster brothers, the Kray twins.

Neighbouring locations