Waterloo Office Guide
About East London
Set to a backdrop of towering skyscrapers and converted warehouses, East London has had something of a renaissance in recent years. Once a rundown part of the city, it is now a stylish and sought-after office location for businesses that want to soak up the cool cultural atmosphere and rub shoulders with London’s creative types.
East London is defined by six boroughs of London: Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering, as well as much of Hackney. This area has seen a massive amount of regeneration over the last two decades and populations have risen exponentially as a result. Some notable highlights of East London include the ArcelorMittal Orbit installation, iconic markets in Brick Lane, the Olympic Park in Stratford and the Docklands marinas.
Serviced Office Space in East London
East London provides a mix of offices, from quiet and well-connected premises in areas such as Leyton to those closer to the heart of the city in Canary Wharf, Stratford and Spitalfields. Companies with small teams and those looking to expand will benefit from premises in this area, with great facilities for their staff, the options for serviced offices or managed agreements and flexible terms to suit individual businesses. There are numerous options for parking in East London, including car parks on Brick Lane, Whitechapel High Street and Tobacco Dock near Wapping.
The East London area is surrounded by the City of London, Holloway, Peckham, Dulwich and Brentwood. The East End of London is a subset of this area, with Aldgate Pump at the edge of the City considered a symbolic beginning of the East London area.
East London offices benefit from plenty of transport connections. The entire area is well served by Underground and Overground services, including Circle, Jubilee, District, Hammersmith and City lines, as well as the DLR line that runs through to London City Airport.
Using the Overground, commuters can be in Oxford Street from Hackney in just 20 minutes, providing quick access to the more central locations of the city. East London also has numerous local bus routes. For those driving, the A12 and A13 roads have seen an upgrade and made it much easier for travelling through the city by car.
Food, Drink and Leisure
Visitors to London often head immediately for the West End and Central London when it comes to dining and shopping, but the east of the city has a surprisingly large amount to offer in terms of entertainment, much to the benefit of those who work in offices in the area. From familiar high street brands to independent shops and restaurants, as well as the much-loved Spitalfields, there is plenty to explore.
Areas such as Dalston and Hackney have become popular for restauranteurs, while Canary Wharf remains one of the best areas for shopping and eating, with over 200 shops, bars and cafés to enjoy. On Brick Lane, you will find a host of multicultural markets and restaurants, while Bethnal Green has a number of well-known brands and chain restaurants as well. For grabbing a coffee before work, there is a great selection of coffee shops around the area.