Stepney has the largest concentration of Bangladeshi's in southern England. Many of them are responsible for setting up the nearby curry district of Brick Lane. The neighbourhood is less gentrified th
Stepney City Farm. Set up in 1979 to bring a little of the countryside to London's urban poor, it now has a shop, a farmer's market and even organises kid's parties. Who doesn't like to pet a ferret?
Check out the Genesis Cinema nearby. An indie film venue that does great food and awesome coffee.
Traditional, honest and modern, Stepney is a classic East London area with close connection to the past and to historic immigrant communities. A solid, and cheaper choice, for new students.