A good while ago in the office we started the first part of this debate, which was of course North vs South, so we wanted to continue this discussion with East vs West.
Homeland to EastEnders and some of the finest pie and mash you can find, it is the land of hipsters, creative people and quirky independent shops.
There is a reason why lots of people covet an East London postcode, there is something about the area that makes you feel like part of a community. With the tempting selection or curry houses on Brick Lane, the Olympic Park in Stratford and the cookie dough pop-up in Old Street station, there is everything you could possibly want on your doorstep, as well as arguably the best coffee London has to offer.
Another reason why East London is such a great place to live and work is because it is constantly flourishing from independent businesses, meaning there is always something fresh and exciting opening around every corner, you only have walk past BOXPARK in Shoreditch to understand the originality and style that East London is renowned for.
If you want unparalleled views over the city then this side of the city is where to be, from sunrise breakfasts in Duck and Waffle to sunset drinks on the rooftop at Boundary, you really are spoilt for choice.
Those who are from this side of town can reel off countless reasons why West is best, don’t be fooled by the pretentious façade of West London conveyed in Made in Chelsea.
Home of ‘Theatreland’, the best shopping and the majority of the Royal Parks, West London is the hub of entertainment and culture. In my opinion, some of the best restaurants are in the West, Trishna in Marlyebone and Coya in Mayfair are just a few favourites.
Let’s talk about architecture, although there are some beautiful town houses in the likes of Whitechapel, taking some time out to appreciate the classic Georgian and Edwardian houses around Fulham and Chelsea is always a good idea, serious home goals.