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Life on Regent’s Canal cuts bills for houseboat lovers

Life on Regent’s Canal cuts bills for houseboat lovers

On Regent’s Canal, the houseboats lining the walkways have become an integral part of the East London landscape. Yet, these bright boats aren’t just decorative niceties – the economic advantages of living on a houseboat are luring an increasing number of Londoners into making this lifestyle change. The Residential Boat…

Street Artists come to Stoke Newington for Wall to Wall

Street Artists come to Stoke Newington for Wall to Wall

Hang-Up Gallery in Stoke Newington is currently holding ‘Wall to Wall’, a group exhibition featuring the work of today’s most famous street artists, including Bristol boy Banksy. The exhibition, on 56 Stoke Newington High Street, hopes to explore the diverse nature of modern urban art and to “create a fuller…

Guarding Lewisham: Cheaper alternatives to London rent

Guarding Lewisham: Cheaper alternatives to London rent

Two years ago, Georgia Franklin-Pierce, then a 22-year-old graduate, found herself in “a bit of a pickle”. She wanted to live in London but thought: ”How am I going to afford it?” In 2012, the average price of rent in London for a single household was hovering around £1,000 per month.…

Container studio homes are perfect fit in Docklands

Container studio homes are perfect fit in Docklands

Containers have been coming in and out of the docklands for over a century, so when Trinity Buoy Wharf became house to Container City in 2001, it was a natural fit. The containers, stacked five high and bursting in vibrant reds, blues, and yellows at the edge of the Wharf,…

Caravan Clubs: A “little utopia” within Croydon

Caravan Clubs: A “little utopia” within Croydon

Crystal Palace Caravan Club takes up a small part of the north side of Crystal Palace Park. Seventy-one pitches are rolled out along lighted, curved gravel roads that swing between large pitches of grass, isolated from the rest of the park by fences and blocks of bushy trees that allow…

Startup business performance lags behind other boroughs

Startup business performance lags behind other boroughs

1,415 new businesses opened in 2012, but the borough lagged 28 per cent behind the entrepreneurship of the London and ELL averages. Lewisham was also worst affected by the recession. Between 2009 and 2010, the London average for startups rose steadily by 4 per cent rise. Lewisham however, showed a…

Business birth rate well ahead of London and ELL average

Business birth rate well ahead of London and ELL average

Tower Hamlets was the fifth most entrepreneurial borough in London in 2012, far outperforming the other ELL boroughs with 2,395 new businesses. The borough consistently ranked above the ELL and London average for business birth rate since 2004, making it a particularly dynamic area of growth for start-ups. New businesses…

Fast growing technology hub attracts new businesses

Fast growing technology hub attracts new businesses

Croydon is the fastest growing technology hub after Hackney. The Information and Communication sector is the third largest sector in Croydon, and since 2011, it has grown 25 per cent, against the London average of 17 per cent and the UK average of 11 per cent. The 185 businesses employ…

Borough leads the way for art and property businesses

Borough leads the way for art and property businesses

The creative arts industry in Hackney is the borough’s second fastest growing sector and is the largest of all the ELL boroughs. The business structure of Hackney has changed significantly since 2001, with a general decline in manufacturing and wholesale industries. Between 2000 and 2003, Hackney experienced the third highest…

London Marathon supporters: where to watch

London Marathon supporters: where to watch

The EastLondonLines supporters guide to the London marathon: whether you’re looking out for a loved one taking part, trying to catch a glimpse of the elite athletes – don’t miss Mo Farah’s full marathon debut – or just out enjoying the atmosphere.  On Sunday, 35,500 runners will hit the streets…

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