* The £10 billion Olympic investment continues to create new neighbourhoods in addition to the East Village, with five more new districts to be built in the next 15 years, including Chobham Manor and Strand East
* More Londoners now live east of Blackfriars Bridge than in the west of the city
* A fresh wave of residential development is also underway at Canary Wharf, and Royal Docks. New developments include 20 Hoxton Square; Redchurch Lofts and Clerkenwell Quarter
East London has been scooping gold since its Olympic-bid success in 2005, with property prices jumping by £1,000 a month even today, says LloydsTSB analysis based on Land Registry Data.
It is hard to believe that an area so recently synonymous with slum housing, striking dockers and jellied eels has morphed into the most compelling corner of the capital.
Not so much a “district” as a big, and diverse sprawl stretching from fashionable Shoreditch through the Hackney hinterland to the terraces of West Ham United FC and the Docklands waterfront, with both raw and refined neighbourhoods appealing to homebuyers and renters attracted by the bright eastern lights.
Up to £10 billion of Olympics-inspired new infrastructure was bound to make a difference. Yet the full legacy benefits have still to be felt.