Spitalfields

The battle for Bishopsgate: £800-million transformation

In an attempt to woo the local community in Shoreditch, a new scheme will go to City planners this week promising an £800-million transformation of Bishopsgate’s old railway goods yard into a neighbourhood of new homes, warehouse-style office spaces and hundreds of shops.

Can Spitalfields escape the wrecking ball, too?

After the Government rejected plans for a major redevelopment of Smithfield Market - dismissing it as “wholly unacceptable” - campaigners hope they can save Spitalfields Market too.

Whitechapel spotlight

The lively east London suburb of Whitechapel has been a sanctuary down the centuries. And now it has property for every taste and budget, discovers Anthea Masey

Renting guide: Whitechapel, E1

Like Shoreditch and Hoxton, Whitechapel is where hipsters in the media, fashion, art and music industries mix it with young city professionals