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East Village, E20, London
With 35 acres of parks and wetlands, and the amazing the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the doorstep, London’s East Village is a place to get active. The tree- lined neighbourhood has 29 independent retailers including restaurants, cafes, bars, gyms and salons — it’s even got a laser- tag arcade. The community centre hosts regular gettogethers for locals — from language classes to a parents club, and yoga to board games — and year- round food festivals and free events.
Homes available from £ 1,650/ calendar month
Supper clubs. Sample new and creative menus from some of the neighbourhood’s best- loved independent restaurants and cafes. The autumn series will run on every Wednesday of the month, starting on 9 October.
2 November: Theatre of Light. E20 will be illuminated by a parade of LED drummers, sparkling dancers and dazzling performers. Head to Victory Park from 6pm — it’s going to be, ahem, lit!
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Elephant Central, SE1, London
In Zone 1 and located in the vibrant heart of Elephant and Castle, Elephant Central offers the best of the city while living in a place with a character and community of its own. A Gymbox ( with exclusive resident discounts), pizzeria and South American restaurant are just downstairs, as well as indoor food market Mercato Metropiltano over the road. If that’s not enough, Borough Market and the South Bank are just a 20- minute walk away.
Homes available from £ 1,855/ calendar month