Neighbourhood guide: Bethnal Green


Bethnal Green is one of the many historic districts in London that has now become a hotspot for travellers and tourists. This area of Central London is one of the oldest parts of the city and was originally a hamlet in the Parish of Stepney, dating back hundreds of years.

Today the bustling district of Bethnal Green sits at the heart of the Tower Hamlets Borough, offering all kinds of historic landmarks and attractions to those exploring East London. Our guide to the local area will help you figure out the best things to do and see in Bethnal Green during your stay at the M Hotel in Shoreditch London.

V&A Museum of Childhood

Cambridge Heath Road, London

Learn about the history of childhood in the UK at this East End branch of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Browse exhibits and collections that feature some of the most iconic childhood artefacts and memorabilia from the last few hundred years. The aim of the museum is to celebrate the experience of being a child in the UK through the collection and exhibition of books, toys, literature, clothes and all sorts of other collectables. If you find yourself exploring East London with the kids be sure to stop by this fun and insightful museum.


Backyard Comedy Club

Cambridge Heath Road, London

Get ready for a night of gags and gaffes at this vibrant comedy venue in Bethnal Green. The Backyard Comedy Club has become a local hotspot for London’s comedic talent and you can see some of the best new performers reeling off their latest material every night of the week. The purpose-built comedy house has been known to host some of the best stand-up comedians from around the country so be sure to check it out if you’re up for a laugh.

Yoga Nest

Old Ford Road, London

If you’re not a fan of the hustle and bustle of the busy London streets then an afternoon of yoga is the perfect way to clear your head. Before a relaxing bath in your suite at the M Hotel in Shoreditch London, spend a few hours at Yoga Nest where you’ll be taught by professional instructors. Yoga has become very popular in recent years and the friendly atmosphere at this Bethnal Green studio will help you de-stress while working on your poses.

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History

Mare Street, London

Find everything from curious artefacts to quirky trinkets at this quaint boutique-style museum in the heart of Bethnal Green. Just a short walk from the Tube station you’ll find a weirdly-wonderful world of historical documents and classical artworks. See what the smaller museums of London have to offer and take a trip to The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History.

Spitalfields City Farm

Buxton Street, London

Just around the corner from Bethnal Green is one of London’s favourite farms. It may seem strange having a farm in the middle of the country’s busiest city but the Spitalfields City Farm is a conveniently-located getaway. Take the kids to enjoy a fun-filled day of feeding animals and admiring the natural scenery.