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Swashbuckling ‘Captain School Kidd’ helps launch pirates’ invasion of Bethnal Green childhood museum 

18 Jul

Schoolchildren have turned to ‘piracy’ in Bethnal Green helping to create a swashbuckling show about fictional pirates.


Coroner slams council and care firm after Bethnal Green pensioner’s body lay undiscovered for three days 

16 Jul

A pensioner’s body lay undiscovered by carers for three days after he died following a fall at home.


Two jailed for receiving stolen mobile phones after GPS data tracks devices to railway arch in Bethnal Green 

15 Jul

Two men who used their east London shops to handle stolen mobile phones from a £1 million series of phone store burglaries were ironically traced by GPS mobile tracker data.


Woman dies after being hit by train at Bethnal Green station 

14 Jul

A woman has died after being hit by a train at Bethnal Green station today.


Bethnal Green station: Woman dies after being hit by Central line train in east London 

14 Jul

A woman has died after being hit by a train at a busy east London Tube station.


Carelessly discarded cigarette believed to have sparked fire at block of flats in Bethnal Green 

6 Jul

A carelessly thrown away cigarette is thought to have been the cause of a fire at a block of flats in Bethnal Green on Wednesday.


Police stop suspected ‘child sex party’ at kebab shop in Bethnal Green 

6 Jul

Underage girls were at “serious risk” of being abused at a “sex party” in the back of a kebab shop in Bethnal Green, police have said.


Evacuated families wait to return after fire in 10-storey block in Bethnal Green 

4 Jul

A Syrian war refugee whose best friend died in the Grenfell fire disaster was one of the tenants and families in Bethnal Green who were barred from returning to their homes today after a blaze broke out in a block of flats.


Block of flats on fire in Bethnal Green 

4 Jul

A fire has broken out at a block of flats in Bethnal green this afternoon.


Thousands enjoy Mela fun in Bethnal Green 

3 Jul

Thousands of people enjoyed a carnival atmosphere at the annual Boishakhi Mela.


Luther Edwards killing: Two jailed over Bethnal Green boxing match stabbing 

29 Jun

Two men who ambushed and stabbed a father-of-two to death after a boxing match have been jailed for a total of 26 years.


Boishakhi Mela Sunday carnival returning to Brick Lane heading to Weavers Fields live show 

27 Jun

The annual Boishakhi Mela returns to east London on Sunday with a carnival parade along Brick Lane and 40,000 spectators expected for the live stage show at Bethnal Green’s Weavers Fields.


‘Stairway to Heaven’ memorial to Bethnal Green’s wartime dead gets RIBA national award 75 years on 

22 Jun

A memorial that took 10 years to get going as a commemoration to the 173 people killed in the 1943 Bethnal Green air-raid shelter disaster has finally won a national architects award.


Hairdressing snippet: Joshua Galvin academy in Bethnal Green gets Standard Matrix award 

21 Jun

What a snip for Bethnal Green’s Joshua Galvin hairdressing academy whose staff have been awarded the prestigious Matrix Standard again.


Man found guilty of killing his ex-partner’s boyfriend in Bethnal Green 

20 Jun

A man has been convicted of killing the partner of his ex-girlfriend during a violent attack in Bethnal Green.


Scott’s ‘property guardians’ create living space in Bethnal Green’s disused BJ House 

20 Jun

A big old building in Bethnal Green had been empty for donkeys’ years until Scott Franklin’s ‘property guardians’ filled the space to make it useful.


Jury out on Luther Edwards Bethnal Green murder trial 

19 Jun

The jury went out today in the murder trial of the alleged killers of Luther Edwards, who was fatally stabbed in Bethnal Green.


Old lock-ups make way for new homes to cut Tower Hamlets’ waiting list 

12 Jun

The site of a new development with 53 new council homes in Bethnal Green with their own community centre has been given the ‘once over’ by Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs today.


Australians remember Aboriginal cricketer King Cole at Bethnal Green’s Meath Gardens 

6 Jun

A commemoration takes place today in a park in Bethnal Green to remember Australian Aboriginal cricketer King Cole who was buried there 150 years ago.


Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali, calls for more money for children’s charity NSPCC 

1 Jun

The MP for Bethnal Green and Bow is calling for more money for the NSPCC’s childline service.


‘Outstanding’ rating for Cambridge Heath centre for men with drug and alcohol-related health issues 

30 May

Inspectors rated a supported living service in Bethnal Green ‘outstanding’ in a report published yesterday.


Star of Bethnal Green prepares for Bank Holiday Monday street festival 

24 May

Hundreds of revellers are likely to head to east London for the annual Monday Bank Holiday street festival at the Star of Bethnal Green pub.


Luther Edwards murder trial: Friend who tried to fend off attackers describes last moments 

24 May

Luther Edwards, who was fatally stabbed and beaten outside a boxing event in Bethnal Green, asked a close friend to look out for him not long before he died, a court heard.


Tower Hamlets Mayor paints the town black in Bethnal Green graffiti wars 

23 May

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has been getting his hands dirty painting the town black in Bethnal Green.


Programme of multicultural music to take place across Bethnal Green and Victoria Park this summer 

21 May

A multicultural orchestra is running events throughout summer in Bethnal Green and Victoria Park.


Bethnal Green tube memorial, the Stairway to Heaven, receives architectural award 

17 May

The memorial at Bethnal Green tube station has been recognised for being a piece of “architectural excellence”.


Luther Edwards murder trial: CCTV in Bethnal Green caught ‘cigarettes, not knife’ 

16 May

The knife that was allegedly passed between defendants in the Luther Edwards murder trial could in fact have been a box of cigarettes, a court heard.


Bethnal Green terror campaign group director has own terror conviction upheld 

15 May

The director of a charity that offers advice on terrorism laws has failed in his bid to challenge his own conviction under the Terrorism Act.


Family escape blaze in Bethnal Green after being woken up by smoke 

14 May

A family were woken in the night when fire swept through their home in Bethnal Green.


Thug is jailed after hurling acid at driver through car window in Bethnal Green 

11 May

A man who threw sulphuric acid at a driver and passenger through an open car window when they pulled up at traffic lights in Bethnal Green has been jailed for 14 years.


Luther Edwards was stabbed to death in Bethnal Green by gang that includes his girlfriend’s ex-lover, court hears 

9 May

A father-of-two was stabbed to death in Bethnal Green during a brutal attack by a gang of men including his girlfriend’s ex-lover, a court heard.


Hyperlocal & blogs

We are hiring Project Managers! 

18 Jul

With our exciting move on the horizon, we are looking for 2 project managers to join us in our new Velodrome location and help build our business and get more people out cycling and having great experiences.


the east london hotel to open 

13 Jul

The East London Hotel – not the most inventive name but very much doing what it says on the tin – is opening in Bethnal Green this autumn.


Classes over Summer 

2 Jul

Hi dancers!  We have a few updates to the class timetable for the Summer period.


New Maintenance Courses available from 1st September 

29 Jun

We are very excited to announce that our EAST training centre we will be moving to the Lee Valley Velopark, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (abbreviated to QEOP below), Abercrombie Road, London E20 3AB.


chiringuito to open in bethnal green 

25 Jun

London’s first chiringuito – that’s an all-day beach bar and restaurant – is opening in Bethnal Green (where there’s no beach but let’s just ignore that bit).


Big changes on the horizon !! 

22 Jun

We have lots news to share with our valued customers both existing and new, our stakeholders and communities we work within.


Whitechapel Threads sculpture 

15 Jun

{Plaque on base, in embossed letters:} This sculpture by artists Tim and Hattie Coppard was erected in 1996 as part of the Bethnal Green City Challenge Regeneration Programme and marks one of the entrances to Brick Lane Market.


Comfort and comfort food as E. Pellicci embraces customers old and new 

15 Jun

The stylish interior of E.


A walk in Bethnal Green & Open Garden Squares Weekend 

8 Jun

Take a walk of 2.8 miles from Bethnal Green underground station and find taking in artistic creativity, personal endeavour, and food production during Open Garden Squares Weekend.


Laura Williams’ Pilates Sculpt 

5 Jun

Laura Williams’ Pilates Sculpt  Laura Williams, who we previously partnered with to bring you the very popular Pilates in the Park , is starting a new class in Bethnal Green called   Pilates Sculpt .


Persistent puddle, 2nd June 

2 Jun

Puddle in Bethnal Green Gardens for some time.


loti eats | arepa & co 

24 May

After starting life as a street food stall, husband and wife team Gus and Kathe opened the first Arepa Co restaurant in Haggerston in 2014.


bethnal green street party 

22 May

The Star of Bethnal Green is turning ten and they’re celebrating with another edition of the Bethnal Green Street Party this Bank Holiday Monday.


XERA VERA’s Unmissable Clubs in London This Weekend – 18-20 May 2018 

18 May

There’s a couple of cheeky ???? plugs in my clubs in London list for my own gigs.


Bethnal Green to host traditional Royal Wedding street party 

17 May

Street party for the Coronation of George VI and Elizabeth May 1937, Ratcliffe Cross Street, Stepney.


XERA VERA’s Unmissable Clubs in London This Weekend – 3 May-6 May 2018 

3 May

This weekend’s roundup of evening delights at top offbeat clubs in London (and even an excursion to Brighton).


XERA VERA’s Unmissable Clubs in London This Weekend – 26-29 April 

26 Apr

This weekend’s roundup of evening delights in the capital.


Speeding, 24th April 

24 Apr

People speed down Bethnal Green road in their cars at an alarming rate with little regard for life.


Classes over the Early May Bank Holiday 

19 Apr

May is the month of bank holidays! Check out the list below to find out which classes are open over the Early May bank Holiday.


Bethnal Green barber convicted of online banking fraud 

30 Mar

 Pic: Sir Mildred Pierce A Bethnal Green barber who hacked into customers’ online banking accounts and transferred money to himself has been given a suspended prison sentence of two years.


Two tickets for Damien Jurado on 15th March for sale 

11 Mar

Can't go to this now so offering two tickets for this concert at St John on Bethnal Green on Thursday.


arepa & co to open in bethnal green 

28 Feb

We’re pretty partial to a Pernil (pork shoulder, tomato and avo) Arepa from Arepa & Co in Haggerston so it’s great to hear that they’re opening up a second site on Paradise Row in Bethnal Green in March.


The Grift at Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel | Theatre review 

31 Jan

The Grift experience begins upon entering the trendy Town Hall Hotel and taking in its Edwardian charm.


Review: Review: The Grift (Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel) 

30 Jan

Tom Salamon's immersive show opens in east London...


Did you witness red moped robberies?, Roman Road Survey, Bun House, Art Exhibitions 

28 Jan

Bethnal Green CID are appealing for witnesses for a number of robberies during the afternoon of 24/01/2018, whereby the suspects were seen to be riding a RED MOPED at the time of the Offences.


Head teacher at centre of Tower Hamlets bullying row steps down 

26 Jan

Members of teacher’s trade union GMB delivered a complaint to Tower Hamlets Council Pic: GMB The head teacher of Bangabandhu School in Bethnal Green, who allegedly bullied support staff has resigned 18 months after formal complaints were first made.


Our Fave London Music Videos! 

23 Jan

Amidst all the QX office pandemonium for Kylie’s new single, one thing in particular caught our eyes.


Thousands sign petition to save ancient mulberry tree in Bethnal Green 

16 Jan

Nurses dance round the Mulberry Tree in the grounds of London Chest Hospital in 1944 Pic: Courtesy of the Royal London Hospital Archives More than five thousand people have signed a petition to preserve an historic mulberry tree, that has been ...


Theatre News: Casting announced for The Grift 

9 Jan

The site-specific, immersive theatre piece opens at the Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel from the end of January...


The Pamper Shop 

5 Jan

Right, moving into 2018 with gusto and thanks to our Jan of Spitalfields for sharing that on Saturday January 20th at St Margaret’s in Old Ford Road by Bethnal Green Station there’s a whole day from 11 am of wellness and healthy living workshops...



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