Famous for being in the brown section of the monopoly board, Whitechapel is not the dreary investment opportunity it once was. Here’s why:
1. Although Whitechapel Station is just inside Zone 2, much of Whitechapel is in Zone 1.
2. Whitechapel is well connected. From Whitechapel Station you are able catch the Hammersmith and City, District and Overground lines. A short walk up to Bethnal Green will get you on the Central Line.
3. A Crossrail Station is being built in Whitechapel, properties within a short walk of these stations are enjoying value increases that exceed the average. JLL has produced a tool that ranks Whitechapel as the area with the most potential for property price increases. You can use the tool here.
4. It has one of the largest supermarkets in central London. The Whitechapel Sainsbury’s is also set to be redeveloped, adding to the floor space in the already large store.
5. Sundays are host to Brick Lane’s market, where you can try a wide variety of global cuisines from the ranks of street food vendors.
6. At Whitechapel Street Market, just outside the station, you will find everything from fruit juice to frying pans and mattresses to marshmallows.
7. Tayyabs curry house on Fieldgate Street is arguably one of the best in London. Lahore just down the road is just as good.
8. The Royal London Hospital on Whitechapel Road has one of the best trauma centres in the country, just in case you run into trouble.
9. You are a short walk from many of east London’s popular attractions; Victoria Park, Columbia Road Flower Market, Broadway Market, London Fields, Tobacco Docks, Shoreditch High Street……