Tower Hamlets lies directly east to the City of London and is home to the traditional part of the East End. Fascinating and full of history, the East End has always been a place of change and today it´s one of the most culturally diverse boroughs in the capital. Historical areas include: Wapping, Bethnal Green, Bow, Stepney, Whitechapel and London Docklands. Some famous residents include: TV´s Graham Norton, artists Gilbert and George and rapper Dizzee Rascal.
Shopping in Tower Hamlets is as unique as the place itself and is home to some hugely popular markets namely Brick Lane, Spitalfields and Columbia Road Flower Market.
Brick Lane market opens every Sunday and is a snoopers paradise; almost anything can be found here from antiques to cutting edge fashion. It´s a favourite among students, fashionistas and photographers as well as locals. Spitalfields is London´s oldest market and opens seven days a week, here you can find contemporary, vintage, and retro fashion; jewellery, artwork and home interiors. If you have green fingers, every Sunday Columbia Road Flower Market transforms a relatively quiet street into a forest of flowers and foliage. It is also one of the few markets where it is composed of over sixty quirky independent shops.
Also located in Tower Hamlets in London´s newest financial district is Canary Wharf Shopping Centre, which boasts two large malls and over 200 high-end shops, bars, restaurants and cafes.
Whatever you´re looking for, Tower Hamlets is an area of London you can´t afford to miss.