Stepney is no longer the overlooked poor relation

Does this mean we can no longer wipe our noses on grimy sleeves, when they are not pressed up against windows? Gosh.


Fizzy Stepney Green (Picture: Supplied) Fizzy Stepney Green (Picture: Supplied)

Stepney: This week, Metro Moves east to an emerging neighbourhood that could be the next big thing

East London’s capital of hip is indisputably Shoreditch but cool doesn’t come cheap. Legions of buyers who can’t afford to live there or in other fashionable neighbourhoods – such as Bow or Victoria Park – are now taking a serious look at Stepney.

Much of the East End was known as Stepney prior to 1900, when a small borough of the same name was created. In 1965, it was absorbed into the new borough of Tower Hamlets, and Stepney now covers a compact enclave between Whitechapel Road and Commercial Road.

A church has stood on the site of St Dunstan’s in Stepney High Street for more than 1,000 years. The existing building dates from the 13th century and is east London’s oldest surviving church. A medieval village developed…

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