Beyond the East End
The East End of London is now a viable option for those looking to buy a home.
by ANDY MARINO WITH private property in London’s fashionable East End – Hackney, Bow, Whitechapel, Shoreditch – now pretty much out of reach for sub-millionaires, it’s worthwhile looking at the places where Cockneys dreamed of escaping to in past times, when the ambition was not moving into, but instead fleeing the East End. That means going even further east, along the river to the outskirts of town, “Where the air is clear,” to quote Mary Poppins. The suburbs on the very edge of the city are often seen as being more Essex than London. Also, as largely working class and…
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