Is Mile End a nice place to live in?

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Mile End is a district of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in the East End of London, England, 4.2 miles (6.8 km) east-northeast of Charing Cross. Situated on the part of the London-to-Colchester road called Mile End Road, it was one of the earliest suburbs of London. “

In Mile End, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Mile End? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Mile End to help you decide to move in there.

Gyms to stay in shape in Mile End

In Mile End, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Are there any good pubs in Mile End?

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Mile End has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Artful Dodger 47 Royal Mint Street London E1 8LG Ex Ind Coope pub called the Crown & Seven Stars, it is a Grade II listed building. It originally got its licence in 1904 and was closed for four years before finally being re-opened in September 1985.
Astronomer 125-129 Middlesex Street London E1 7JF A Fuller’s Ale & Pie pub re-opened under its new name in July 2016. The beer range has increased (including some interesting bottles) and food is now served from 9.00am. The theme is very much around astronomy and there is some very interesting bric-a-brac to catch your eye as well as the downstairs Hubble Bar. Middlesex Street was originally named Petticoat Lane, possibly prudish Victorians changed the name, but on Sundays it remains home to the famous market.
Bell 50 Middlesex Street London E1 7EX A former Truman’s house.
Black Horse 40 Leman Street London E1 8EU Former Courage pub.
Brown Bear 139 Leman Street London E1 8EY A Grade II Listed Building because part of original glass remains with brass letters on sills and brass rails inside. An excellent Edwardian decorated pub with superb facilities and very comfortable. The food offering is Thai with some English options.
City Bar & Kitchen 9 Stoney Street c/o White Kennet Lane London E1 7BH Opening in October 2017 as a sports bar having been a smokehouse bar for two years. Five handpumps though they only have 3 real ales.
Culpeper 40 Commercial Street London E1 6LP Ex-Truman pub which changed hands and was renamed in 2014. Now unrecognisable, it looks more like a Shoreditch warehouse conversion, with glazed tiles, bare brick, metal bar fittings, parquet floor. Seems very popular, with a trendier after-work crowd. The first floor kitchen is Open and bookable for Lunch Tue-Fri (12 – 3pm) & Dinner Tue-Sat, (6-10.30pm).
Dog & Truck 72 Back Church Lane London E1 1LX Smart and comfortable back street local which is a former Watney Combe Reid pub rebuilt in the 1930’s. Now run by the Bermondsey Pub Co, Food is served all day from the Pieminister range.
Duke Of Somerset 15 Little Somerset Street London E1 8AH Renamed Thirst & Last then back to Duke of Somerset.
George Tavern 373 Commercial Road London E1 0LA Modernised grade II listed old pub with live music and door charge on occasions. Has retained huge tiled painted mural.
Golden Heart 110 Commercial Street London E1 6LZ Exceptionally popular ex-Trumans pub, often packed. Excellent interwar building and interior, in two completely separate bars, although the public bar on the right used to be further divided. Period features include wood panelling on the walls and under the bar, gilt Trumans lettering around the top, brick fireplaces. One of the Inter-War pubs listed in 2015.
Good Samaritan 87 Turner Street London E1 2AE Classic Trumans interwar pub, built in 1937. Later Grand Met, S&N Retail. Had a spell from 1984 as Good Sams, reverting in 1995. Traditional pub well used by staff from the London Hospital, standing room only on peak nights. Patients from the hospital have been known to nip in for a quick drink.
Goodman’s Field 87-91 Mansell Street London E1 8AN Modern Wetherspoon pub not far from Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. The spacious L-shaped bar is comfortably furnished. The TVs are muted except for major sporting events, and are confined to one area. The three regular beers are accompanied by three guests and a cider (usually Westons). This pub is usually less busy than those nearer the Tower and is fully accessible by wheelchair.
Grapeshots 2-3 Artillery Passage London E1 7LJ Close to Liverpool Street station and tucked away down Artillery Passage, the dark wood panelling and hessian-clad walls here are reminiscent of an old ski lodge, with its cosy nooks and crannies and comfortable seating
Grocer Spitalfields Market London E1 6DW Situated within the redeveloped part of Spitalfields Market, this is a large spacious gastropub with a covered terrace and beer garden. Smart, clean and modern with a quirky mix of furniture as typical of Geronimo Inns. Despite being geared up for diners, drinkers are also welcome – 2 real ales and a Westons cider on handpump. Two tank beers from Meantime.
Half Moon 212-223 Mile End Road London E1 4AA Wetherspoons pub, opened in 1998, an award-winning conversion of a former Welsh Methodist chapel (built in 1900), which had later served as the Half Moon theatre. Two separate rooms, each with its own bar and a different selection of beers. The front room is the former chapel, with a dramatic central “lantern” feature, while the back room is in the modern extension, where the theatre stage used to be. Always very popular with a great mix including office, medical and student custom. Decent patio at side
Horn Of Plenty 36 Globe Road London E1 4DU Refurbished in 2015 retaining a central bar. Maps are displayed on the wall. Quiz night is Tuesday. March 2023 – Kitchen is closed so you can order pizza for delivery.
Leman Street Tavern 31 Leman Street London E1 8PT Opened in February 2016 in a new build as part of the Goodman’s Fields development. The pub is dominated by a central bar, with a restaurant area to the left of the entrance. There is an open kitchen to the rear. Modern design with exposed brickwork and aircon ducting visible.
London Hospital Tavern 176 Whitechapel Road London E1 1BJ Historically this was the London Hospital Tavern (named after the hospital next door), renamed in 2000. Ex-Allied, Ex Punch. Medium-sized interior, broken up by paneled pillars, wood & glass screens, and glass display cases. Busy enough during the week with a relaxed atmosphere, can be heaving towards the weekend with medical and student custom.
Princess Of Prussia 15 Prescot Street London E1 8AZ Former Truman and later S&N pub acquired by Shepherd Neame in March 2005. Two room pub with beer garden at rear. Named after Victoria, the eldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert who married Prince Frederick William of Prussia in 1858.
Running Horse 7 Piazza Walk, Leman St, Goodmans Field London E1 8FU Close to Aldgate station. The Running Horse has the bar sitting centre stage, exhibiting Trumans fresh tank beer. and a range of craft beers. Food is available from an open plan kitchen. The third handpump was occupied by Rosie’s Pig cider on a July 2023 visit.
Sir Sydney Smith 22 Dock Street London E1 8JP The pub has reverted to Sir Sydney Smith. It has 3 hand pumps, 2 in use except at busy times. Sometimes has an offering from a London brewer such as Truman’s, ELB or Southwark , along with varied Greene King ales.
Ten Bells 84 Commercial Street London E1 6LY Shabby chic interior but with striking patterned wall tiling plus 2 large tiled 18th century street scene murals which gave this pub Grade II listing. One of the unfortunate victims during the murderous reign of Jack the Ripper was allegedly last seen alive leaving here. Lunchtime food. Toilets downstairs. 3 handpumps on the bar counter. Classic pub snacks which include homemade pork scratching, pork pies, scotch eggs, sausage rolls and crisps.
White Swan 21 Alie Street London E1 8DA Comfortable pub built on the site of the Half Moon Theatre on the fringe of the City, which can get busy during lunchtimes and early evenings. One bar serves two areas, the smaller of which, the original pub, was extended into the next door building in recent years. There is also a small room upstairs used mainly for dining and private functions. Grade II listed building with wood fronted bar and half wood wall panelling. Display of old photographs and news sheet editions.
Whites Gentlemans Club 32 Leman Street London E1 8EW Now Whites Gentleman’s club.

Museums & Galleries

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Mile End below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Ragged School Museum 46-50 Copperfield Road, London 4.4 249
Sculpture by Trevor Tennant 3 Dora Street, London N/A N/A

What supermarkets are there?

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In Mile End, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sainsbury’s 88-92 Kilburn High Road, London 4 1811
Yogi Supermarket 170 Fifth Avenue, London 4 2
Londis 28 Salusbury Road, London 4.3 4
M&S Foodhall 31 Salusbury Road, London 4.2 609
Tesco Express 100 Willesden Lane, London 3.3 51
Poundland 110-114 Kilburn High Road, London 4.2 1000
Supersave Food & Wine 36 Salusbury Road, London 3.1 14
ALDI 142-162 Kilburn High Road, London 4.1 2974
Tesco Express 34-36 Kilburn High Road, London 3.3 77
Sainsbury’s Local 105-109 Salusbury Road, London 3.8 48
Tesco Express 31 Chamberlayne Road, London 3 61
M&S Simply Food 66 Kilburn High Road, London 4.1 526
Supersave 3-4 Kilburn Bridge, London 3.8 4
Iceland Supermarket Kilburn 100-104 Kilburn High Road, London 4.1 580
Lebanon Gate 326-328 Kilburn Lane, London 4.7 56
Al-Bustan Supermarket 291 Kilburn Lane, London 3.6 10
Poundland 172-176 Kilburn High Road, London 4.2 255
El Dahshur Supermarket 2 Willesden Lane, London N/A N/A
AM2PM 120 Chippenham Road, London 4.2 42
Albrouche Super Market London 204 Kilburn High Road, London 4.1 10

What kind of restaurants are there?

Mile End has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Med’s Cafe 37 Burdett Road, London 4.3 635
Morgan Arms 43 Morgan Street, Bow, London 4.3 978
TGF Kebab & Grill 2 Midlothian Road, London 4.3 285
Ariana Restaurant LONDON 2 Midlothian Road, London 4.3 733
Nando’s Mile End 552 Mile End Road, London 4.3 1651
G Kelly 526 Roman Road, Old Ford, London 4.3 636
Dixie Chicken 361 Mile End Road, London 4.3 177
Madina Charcoal Grill 4A Grove Road, London 4.3 232
Carolines Pizza 31 Burdett Road, London 4.3 162
Rusty Bike Pub Mile End 588 Mile End Road, London 4.3 1494
Roosters Piri Piri – Mile End 558 Mile End Road, London 4.3 588
Subway 395 Mile End Road, London 4.3 622
Starbucks Coffee 389 Mile End Road, London 4.3 672
The Coffee Room – Mile End 6A Grove Road, London 4.3 607
Ground Café 329 Mile End Road, London 4.3 143
The Curve Mile End Mile End Road, London 4.3 209
Chicken Mahal 84 Ben Jonson Road, London 4.3 238
Domino’s Pizza – London – Bow 473 Roman Road, Bow, London 4.3 324
PIZZA GRILL 201 Mile End Road, London 4.3 161
Union Shop & Cafe 432 Bancroft Road, London 4.3 1

Green spaces and parks of Mile End

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Mile End in more detail.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Southern Grove, London 4.7 174
Mile End Canal Side Mile End Play Pavilion,, Locksley Street, London 4.4 179
The Victoria 110 Grove Road, London 4.3 899
Tom Thumb’s Arch 148 Malmesbury Road, London 3.8 20
UK Garden Works 477, Railway Arches, Bow, London 5 5
Fairfoot Woods The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, London 3 1
FoTHCP Heritage Trail – Post 1 London N/A N/A
Copperfield Rd Woodland Walk London N/A N/A
Dog Agility Park Unnamed Road, London 4 24
Mile End Community Garden Clinton Road, London 4.5 8
Tredegar Square London N/A N/A
Mile End Park King George’s Fields Mile End Park Leisure Centre, 190 Burdett Road, London N/A N/A
Towpath Walking Trail. (Mile End) Towpath, London 4.8 4
Corporal Alfred G Drake VC Memorial Harford Street, London N/A N/A
Shandy Park 24 Bale Road, London 4.2 248
Stepney Canalside GX97+JC, London N/A N/A
Mile End Park Clinton Road, London 4.3 3573
Terrace Garden Mile End, London 5 2
Ackroyd Drive Green Link Ackroyd Drive, London 5 2
Guerin Square Bow, London 4 3

What kind of things are there to do in the city of Mile End?

Mile End is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in Mile End. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Mile End. Also having a clear view of what is available in Mile End and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

What type of amenities may you need in Mile End?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Mile End name before moving in the neighbourhood.

What schools are in the area of Mile End?

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within Mile End

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Central Foundation Girls’ School 25-33 Bow Road, London 3.8 14
St Paul’s Way Secondary School 125 Saint Paul’s Way, London 3.6 28
Mazahirul Uloom Stepney Green 241 Mile End Road, Stepney Green, London 4.3 32
Harry Roberts Nursery School Commodore Street, London 4.3 6
Guitar Lessons London City 4 Candle Street, London N/A N/A
john foward guitar tuition 63 Clinton Road, London 5 1
Kumon Maths & English Community Centre, Southern Grove, London 4.2 5
QMUL, Academic Development Scape East, 438-490 Mile End Road, London N/A N/A
Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust 275 Bancroft Road, London N/A N/A
St Paul’s Way Primary School 32 Saint Paul’s Way, London 5 4
Tower Hamlets Pupil Referral Stafford Road, Old Ford, London 5 1
Tower Hamlets Portage Service Meath Gardens Children Centre, 1 Smart Street, Smart Street, London N/A N/A
Malmesbury Primary School Coborn Street, London 4.3 13
Pillar Box Montessori Nursery School 107 Bow Road, London 2.8 17
Mulberry Stepney Green Maths, Computing & Science College Ben Jonson Road, Stepney Green, London 2.7 63
Ben Jonson Primary School Harford Street, London 4.5 11
Stebon Primary School Burdett Estate, Wallwood Street, London 4.7 10
Phoenix Primary and Secondary School 49 Bow Road, London 3.9 7
Wellington Primary School Wellington Way, Bow, London 3.6 9
Halley Primary School Halley Street, London 3 14

Post offices in and around the area of Mile End

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Mile End branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Mile End Post Office Unit 2, Bleadon House, 13 Burdett Road, London 3.7 372
Royal Mail Bow Delivery Office 66 Tredegar Road, London 3.7 158
Royal Mail Post Box Commodore Street, London 0 0
Ben Jonson Road Post Office 52 Ben Jonson Road, London 2 53
Globe Road (Stepney Green) Post Office 34 Globe Road, London 4 108
Priority Post Box Rounton Road, London 0 0

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Mile End

Mile End has 10 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Mile End Hospital via A104, Bancroft Road, London 3.4 132
The London Independent Hospital 1 Beaumont Square, London 3.9 984
Sabya Medical Ltd 54, Stileman House, 82 Ackroyd Drive, London 1 1
The Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health Bancroft Road, London 1.6 18
All About Spines 1 Beaumont Square, London N/A N/A
Bowstring Plaza E34TS UK N/A N/A
Nihal’s Hairline 197 Mile End Road, Bethnal Green, London N/A N/A
London ITU Ltd BMI The London Independent Hospital, 1 Beaumont Square, London 5 1
Cassandra private hospital 1 Beaumont Square, London N/A N/A
London Allergy and Immunology Centre 1 Beaumont Square, London 3 2

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Mile End

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Mile End entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Mile End Mile End Road, London 4.1 196
Stepney Green United Kingdom 3.8 115
Bow Road Underground Ltd, Bow Road, London 4.3 82

Other areas nearby

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Mile End? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Rotherhithe See the guide here
Cubitt Town See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Canary Wharf See the guide here
Blackwall See the guide here
Tower of London See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Portsoken See the guide here
Poplar See the guide here
Aldgate See the guide here
Shadwell See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Bishopsgate See the guide here
Liverpool Street See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Canning Town See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Shoreditch See the guide here
Mill End See the guide here
Three Mills See the guide here
Bromley-by-Bow See the guide here
Cambridge Heath See the guide here
Bethnal Green See the guide here
Bow See the guide here
South Hackney See the guide here
Old Ford See the guide here
Victoria Park See the guide here
Haggerston See the guide here
London Fields See the guide here
Stratford See the guide here
Hackney Wick See the guide here
Homerton See the guide here
Hackney Central See the guide here
Hackney Marshes See the guide here
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Rotherhithe See the guide here
Cubitt Town See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Canary Wharf See the guide here
Blackwall See the guide here
Tower of London See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Portsoken See the guide here
Poplar See the guide here
Aldgate See the guide here
Shadwell See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Bishopsgate See the guide here
Liverpool Street See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Canning Town See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here

Looking for something more precise? Have a look at our analysis on the property market at the postcode level

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
E1 See our property price guide for E1
E3 See our property price guide for E3

Tell us what you think of Mile End

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