It forms part of the East End of London and is located north of Bethnal Green. The area is the location, at Patriot Square, of the former Bethnal Green Town Hall. Cambridge Heath formed part of this metropolitan borough from 1900 to 1965.
Cambridge Heath Road runs north-south from the borough boundary with the London Borough of Hackney to Whitechapel Road in Stepney. It passes Cambridge Heath railway station and Bethnal Green tube station.
A 6th form college was opened in September 2009 in Cambridge Heath. The main building is called The Wessex Centre but some lessons are taught at Oaklands School, Morpeth School and Swanlea School.
- Mills, A., Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names, (2000)
- Vision of Britain - Bethnal Green MB boundaries