Mile End’s most recognisable landmark is the brightly coloured Green Bridge, which links the two sides of Mile End Park. The area was fortunate enough to not suffer the extremes of poverty some its East End neighbours experienced, however it is far from affluent. That being said, more and more of the Victorian terraced houses are being converted into flats and studios to cater to the students from Queen Mary University and young professionals who can’t afford to live in the city. Roman Road has numerous shops as well as a lively market; the controversial Gherkin building can be seen in the distance.
Your All In London guide to Mile End