Boxing and the York hall have a long association with Bethnal Green. To the east of the area lies Globe Town, popular with the silk weavers in the 1800s and now home to a large multi cultural population. The Roman road has long been famous for its markets and café bars and is situated on the oldest known trading route in Britain. The area has still maintained its trading heritage and is a favourite for shoppers looking to pick up something old, something new and something borrowed at bargain prices. Furthermore, ‘Super Saturday’ takes place every weekend throughout the summer and features the very best in crafts, home & garden, food, clothing and books.
Lying north of the area is Victoria Park. Named as one of London’s most historic parks, stretching all the way to Hackney Wick and a stones throw away from the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. The park is religiously used by loving residents as it is a haven for recreation and leisure and a rest bite away from the hustle and bustle of the east end. The area displays rows of magnificent Victorian properties making it a desirable location for many young professionals or people looking to raise a young family.