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Bethnal Green

Offering a really good selection of independent shops, cafes, pubs, bars, restaurants and street markets, Bethnal Green has a lot in common with Greenwich; it’s just not nearly as posh.

Estate & letting agents Bethnal Green

At Franklyn James we believe in no half measures, we are transparent in how we do business, committed to achieving your goals, and we take pride in every element of our work. If you’re thinking of selling, letting, or using property management across the Bethnal Green area, let us be frank, you need Franklyn James.

Described as ‘trendy’, ‘a creative hub’ and ‘cool’, Bethnal Green is a fascinating part of East London. Its architectural history has created a diverse range of available property, from ex-local authority flats, to rows of Georgian houses and striking new build loft conversions; no matter what your style, you will find a home here to meet your needs. Many houses were built in Bethnal Green during the Industrial Revolution for those working in the furniture and silk-weaving trades, and it is also home to Britain’s first council housing development – The Boundary Estate. One of the main draws of the area is its proximity to the City; this was also the reason the area became popular with the Tudor gentry of the 1500s, as they wanted to be close to the centre of London but still have land for hunting.

Fulfilling your lifestyle aspirations…

Although the area has seen an influx of fine dining restaurants and boutique hotels in recent years, it still manages to retain its ‘rough ‘n’ ready East End flavour’, as described by Time Out. Sunday mornings are all about Columbia Road Flower Market, where the bursts of colour and aromas make it a full-on sensory experience. Alternatively, you can grab brunch in a local cafe or take a stroll around one of the many independent galleries.

Animal lovers should definitely drop by Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium for coffee and cake, where cats slink around looking for available laps. Bethnal Green is also home to London’s largest independent music store, Vintage Guitar Boutique, which is home to iconic and timeless guitars, as well as being an official dealer for leading brands such as Fender and Gibson USA.

If you’re looking for somewhere to go for a jog, you’ll find Victoria Park the ideal location. Covering over 86 hectares, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the number of available running routes. It is also home to several clubs and sporting facilities, including the Victoria Park Harriers and Tower Hamlets Athletics Club.

Getting around

You won’t be surprised to learn that, due to its location, the area is very well connected. Bethnal Green is in Zone 2 and it takes around 15 minutes to arrive at Oxford Circus on the Central Line. There is an Overground train service to Liverpool Street and you can also access the following bus services: 8, 106, 254, 309, 388, D3, D6, N8 and N253.

Families will love

One of the highlights of the area for young and old is the V&A Museum of Childhood, which boasts the UK’s national collection of childhood objects. From clothing and toys to furniture and games, you can reminisce as you find your personal favourites. They also host a number of activities for children to get involved in throughout the year. Even with the area’s industrial past, there are still pockets of countryside to be found. One of these is home to Stepney City Farm, which operates as a working farm, giving children a hands-on experience of working with animals and growing food.

There are a number of good schools in the area, including Bonner Primary School and Virginia Primary School and local secondary schools include Beatrice Tate School and Morpeth School. To discover properties within the catchment area, contact Franklyn James, sales and letting agents Bethnal Green.

Local amenities around Bethnal Green

  • The Gallery Cafe
  • Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium
  • Roman Road
  • Columbia Road Flower Market
  • Vintage Guitar Boutique
  • York Hall Leisure Centre
  • Stepney City Farm
  • V&A Museum of Childhood

Our local office

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Contact our Limehouse office if you are looking to buy or sell in this area.

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LimehouseBethnal Green estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Great service, kind and fast responder. Glad to have done businesses with him! He helped us going beyond his duties. "

LuisDecember, 2017

LimehouseBethnal Green estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Recently sold our flat through Frankly James. Had a very positive experience and found them to be exceptionally professional throughout.

We had four different agents give us valuations - which differed hugely between high and low. Antony provided our valuation on behalf of Franklyn James and impressed not just with accuracy and justification of his assessment but also with the amount of homework he'd done - including pulling out the previous particulars from when we bought it, something which the agency which actually sold it to us had not.

After a further discussion we agreed on a price at which we would market and a level which we were aiming for. Throughout the process we were kept well informed of viewings and given good feedback. It didn't take long to get an offer which we were happy to accept though, as were agreed within two weeks.

David and Antony did a good job of nudging the sale along as the lawyers were doing their work and ensuring any sticking points got dealt with promptly, meaning we exchanged a mere 6 weeks after the offer was accepted - pretty quick for a leasehold property.

Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to sell in the area. "

Rob McLeodNovember, 2017

LimehouseBethnal Green estate & letting agents - testimonial

" A very good Estate Agent. Found David to be professional throughout the buying process, sticks to his words and happy to resolve issues when needed. David is also easy to reach and always contactable. Would recommend David to friends, colleagues etc. "

JNovember, 2017

LimehouseBethnal Green estate & letting agents - testimonial

" I found David to be one of the best agents that I have used. He was always contactable and responded quickly to any questions without the need to be chased. He was also very helpful and patient with me while I decided on a property. Would certainly recommend David and use him again. "

TerryNovember, 2017

LimehouseBethnal Green estate & letting agents - testimonial

" David is just fantastic, very proactive and responsive. We took a bit of time deciding on the property and asked to see it several times. David was always very accomodating and happy to schedule the viewings for us at the most suitable time. During the buying process everything was just perfect. We never had to chase. We both highly reccommend David and will use his help again. "

AlonaOctober, 2017

LimehouseBethnal Green estate & letting agents - testimonial

" The team at Franklyn James has been very professional and proactive. Lee was particularly helpful and always responded very promptly whenever we had any queries, which made our lives less stressful! A very satisfying experience overall in renting our flat. "

IonianOctober, 2017

LimehouseBethnal Green estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Friendly and professional team at Limehouse. Lee, Tristan and Gary Provided information promptly and addressed any queries swiftly. Would recommend. "

D JohnsonOctober, 2017

LimehouseBethnal Green estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Lee is really professional with quick response from beginning to the end and frequently provides advice wholeheartedly. I appreciate his assistance and the renting experience with his assistance is impressive and unforgettable. "

LSeptember, 2017

LimehouseBethnal Green estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We had an amazing experience with Franklyn James, and especially with Tristan and Gary, who supported us from the flat searching to the handover of the keys to our new flat.
Tristan was amazingly helpful with us, we had tons of questions about our prospective flat and he patiently answered all of our queries. He also followed our referencing process closely, so that this went through as quickly as possible. We couldn't have had a better experience!
Gary helped us through the signing of the contract and handover of the keys and we couldn't be more satisfied with the service we received.
We would definitely recommend Franklyn James to all prospective tenants, they are a extremely helpful, professional, caring and super efficient. "

LIndaSeptember, 2017

LimehouseBethnal Green estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Franklyn James did an excellent job letting out my flat in Limehouse. I had previously used Foxtons but I feel their standard have dropped recently and think this is likely because they do not have an office which focuses exclusively on the Limehouse area. Franklyn James do and it shows as they really seem to understand the area and the value proposition of my property.

It is also worth noting that the level of service they provide is very high, both from the Sales team but also Property Management and Accounts Management. Swift and accurate responses at all times. "

BenSeptember, 2017