For too long Mile End has suffered a bad rep. And not unlike Brixton, this negative reputation does not reflect the facts.Situated in East London within the Borough of Tower Hamlets, Mile End is one of the cleanest places in London you’re likely to see. Stepping out onto Mile End Road you are immediately greeted by the original, and impressive, view of The Green Bridge, which allows Mile End Park to rise above the road and continue on into the horizon.
We’re a community that really cares about the area.Pamela Tironi - Community Champion Coordinator
Rarely in London do you find parks so brilliantly kept as the two that service Mile End. Mile End Park has a stunning canal running alongside it while Cemetery Park offers glorious walks to get lost on.
If it’s a vibrant nightlife you’re after, unless you’re a student, you might find things a little pedestrian. But there are some quaint little pubs such as The Palm Tree which backs on to the aforementioned canal and has live jazz on the weekends.
But where Mile End really comes to life is in its simple pleasures. Pamela Tironi owns and runs The Coffee Room, a gorgeous outlet that offers every kind of coffee and tea under the sun, not to mention a host of mouth-watering pastries, sandwiches and other goodies, Pamela is also the Community Champion Coordinator. While there are the likes of Costa and Starbucks round the corner, Pamela points out there will always be an appetite for everyone to fit in; “Some people like their chains of coffee shop but others prefer independents like us.”
Part Of A Community
Pamela has always been an East London resident and moved to Mile End in 2011. Part of what she loves about the area is the friendly nature of the residents: “Mile End is one of the nicest places I’ve ever lived in. You get to know your neighbours by name. That’s very rare for London. On my street in the morning we’re all talking to each other and saying ‘good morning’, you really know people. In other parts of London I don’t think that’s the case. They don’t have the same vibe as here.”
That sense of community is strengthened when you learn that the previous weekend Pamela and other residents were out in force cleaning and maintaining the local parks. She tells us, “We’re a community that really cares about the area and want to maintain it as somewhere we can be proud of.” There are not many of areas of London that share that pride.
Based in Zone 2, Mile End is serviced by no less than three tube lines: Central, Hammersmith & City and District. Add to this a plethora of bus routes that pass through spitting distance from the likes of Canary Wharf, The City and Whitechapel, which will be serviced by Crossrail, and Mile End, as Pamela points out, is undervalued.
Indeed, exclusive research executed by DataLoft on behalf of SellMyHome.co.uk demonstrates that Mile End is one of the top three locations likely to benefit from the addition of the 24-hour Tube service that is about to be introduced.
[In Mile End] you get to know your neighbours by namePamela Tironi - Community Champion Coordinator
London is one of the most ever-evolving cities in the world and like Mile End it’s gone through enough changes nothing can be taken anything for granted here. It’s time to abandon the negative stereotypes that surround Mile End – this is an area that’s going the distance.
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