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a house or thinking of moving? Maybe you are new to London. It’s hard to know where to live sometimes – let alone find the right property – so you’ve got to Find Properly! If someone was to ask us where to live…what do you think we’d say? East London is where it’s at, and here are some of the reasons why…

MUSIC: Music lovers won’t have to wander far before they find an historic venue. From the Old Blue Last, where anyone who is anyone has graced the stage, to the many basement venues along Kingsland Road, to Hackney’s newest music establishment Oslo. These are the front lines for the many new and emerging artists showcased night after night. Clubs such as XOYO and The Nest host internationally acclaimed DJs. A trip to Hackney Wick at the weekend could take you to a warehouse night that you might never find again. There are some great record stores to discover. Rough Trade are one of many who host in-store shows alongside their huge collection of new and old records.


SOCIAL: With an eclectic mix of activities at all times of the day and week there’s plenty to explore. From bikram yoga to book groups, supper clubs to gospel choirs, there are some extraordinary experiences waiting for you. East London’s markets host some real characters – head on down to the Sunday flower market on Colombia Road to meet some of them. Hackney City farm is a great place to visit, and Victoria Park and London Fields house some great outdoor space for summer BBQ’s, music festivals and winter walks.


STYLE: There’s something for all tastes, styles and budgets in East London. From the vintage rails of Beyond Retro, MINT Vintage and the stalls at Brick Lane, to the designer brands at Start Boutique and Hub, and of course there are plenty of high street brands at Westfield, Stratford. But it is not just finding the clobber that makes East London a mecca for fashion lovers, it’s the people you’ll find within; hipsters, trend setters, geek chic, goths, indie kids, skaters. Take a walk on a Saturday afternoon and witness the style diversity that makes the area so special.


EAT: There’s been a host of new openings across East London in the last couple of years and the result is a food scene that is better than ever. Brunch has made it big with Trip Kitchen in Haggerston, Haberdashery in Stoke Newington and Railroad in Hackney. Each provides their own twist on the best meal of Sunday. Sager and Wilde has raised the wine game and Mayfields has brought fine dining to Hackney. Even takeaway has gone gourmet with the opening of Voodoo Rays. And yet the foodie scene continues to improve with the Cat & Mutton and Hill & Szrok opening on Broadway Market and Sin Noodles in Dalston. Our spies report even more exciting projects in the pipeline. Don’t even get us started on the Vietnamese scene on Kingsland Road.

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Whether you’re looking to rent, buy or share, Find Properly is where you’ll find it!