London City Guide: 244 Best Travel Tips from London Locals

East London in London

Why locals love it

Shoreditch you say? Well not quite. East London expands well out of the city, and encompasses the areas of Dalston and Hackney. These up and coming neighbourhoods around the canals grow increasingly popular as more young Londoners move in, transforming tired old warehouses and shops into the coolest eateries, bars and night spots.

Why you should visit it

If you ride a fixie, love coffee and craft beers, or generally prefer something a little different to the usual mainstream offerings of the city centre, then this is the place for you. Hidden away East you'll find a true reflection of young London's unique style, fashion, music, art and culture.

Special tip

To head East to Dalston and Hackey, take the Victoria Line to Highbury and Islington, then change for the London Overground AKA Hipster Express.

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