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Living in Bromley-by-Bow

Thinking about moving to Bromley-by-Bow? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Bromley-by-Bow

Why Bromley-by-Bow is a good place to live

Bromley-by-Bow is just the right blend of traditional East End charm and contemporary London lifestyle. The district is well-known for its impressive heritage, excellent transport links, and is popular among diverse residents. Its secret is that while it affords a more relaxed and readily affordable lifestyle than the West End or Canary Wharf, it still offers convenient access to both the City and Canary Wharf. Green spaces aren't scarce in this captivating district with outdoor spaces such as Mile End Park, Victoria Park, Wennington Green, and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Add to that its intriguing history dating back to Roman times, and living in Bromley-by-Bow becomes rather appealing.

What's Bromley-by-Bow famous for?

Bromley-by-Bow has a lineage stretching back to Roman times and brags of its historic Roman Road. While strolling down lanes, don't miss the spellbinding Victorian terraces built for wealthy artisans and city clerks, especially in the Driffield Road Conservation Area. On the other hand, modern-day pop culture has its echoes reverberating in Bromley-by-Bow: it's the setting for the popular BBC soap opera 'EastEnders' and is affectionately called 'Walford East' on the show.

Things to do in Bromley-by-Bow

There is always something to do in Bromley-by-Bow. You could visit historic parks like Victoria Park or delve into the local culture at Chisenhale Gallery. Adventure lovers can explore the East End's longest-running market on Roman Road. Whether you're a fan of gastropubs like the Morgan Arms or more of a spirit tastings person at the East London Liquor Company, Bromley-by-Bow doesn't hold back. And once you've had a satisfying day, feel the calming lull of the Riverside views along Bow Creek and River Lea, offering scenic walks and connection to nature.

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Transport in Bromley-by-Bow

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Local connections

Devons Road
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Bow Church
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Bow Road
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Langdon Park
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Mile End
0.7 miles / 1.1 km

Schools in Bromley-by-Bow

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Education in Bromley-by-Bow

The Clara Grant Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Marner Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Ian Mikardo School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
St Agnes RC Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2012)
Wellington Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Old Palace Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in Bromley-by-Bow

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  • Beehive

    London E3

    . Lively backstreet local behind what was St Andrews Hospital. Darts and pool. Childrens room. Cooked meals at all times.

  • Angel of Bow

    London E3

    OUR STORY We have taken an old dilapidated 1930s Public House and have refurbished it to a high standard, this venue was for many years one of the East Ends best-known music venues.

  • Coborn

    London E3

    Within the pretty Victorian terraces on Coborn Road,between Mile End and Bow Road tube stations lies Young’s East London jewel.Serving a great selection of drinks and a mouth-watering menu, The Coborn is waiting to be your favourite local.

  • Lord Tredegar

    London E3

    A beautifully charming East London pub, standing between Victorian houses on a tree-lined street with a pretty bricked beer garden to the rear and roaring fires inside