Shoreditch

The new pop-up villages in London's building sites

Thousands of the capital's building sites that are waiting for planning permission are lying empty. Resourceful Londoners are striking deals with developers to use the land for pop-up community spaces with free allotments, food trucks, art spaces - and silent discos.

New terrace townhouses in Shoreditch

Six-storey townhouses at Dereham Place have a ground-floor workshop or garage, a basement cinema, plus bedrooms and living spaces on the upper floors.

New terrace townhouses in Shoreditch

Six-storey townhouses at Dereham Place have a ground-floor workshop or garage, a basement cinema, plus bedrooms and living spaces on the upper floors.

Bethnal Green spotlight

Young, arty types are spreading from Shoreditch to its neighbour in search of bargain gems, discovers Anthea Masey

Bethnal Green is buzzing

When the young creatives move into an area you know its time to buy there. Ruth Bloomfield heads east