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Spitalfields
Spitalfields
/ˈspɪtəlfiːldz/ is an inner city district and former parish in the East End of London, Central London
Central London
in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and is near Liverpool Street station
Liverpool Street station
and Brick Lane. The Liberty of Norton Folgate
Liberty of Norton Folgate
and the neighbouring Liberty of the Old Artillery Ground were merged into Spitalfields
Spitalfields
in 1921. The area straddles Commercial Street and is home to several markets, including the historic Old Spitalfields
Spitalfields
Market, Brick Lane
Brick Lane
Market and Cheshire Street. Petticoat Lane Market
Petticoat Lane Market
lies on the area's south-western boundaries.

Contents

1 Toponymy 2 History

2.1 Origins 2.2 Huguenots 2.3 Victorian era 2.4 Modern Spitalfields

3 Culture 4 Notable people 5 Transport 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links

9.1 Images

Toponymy[edit] The name Spitalfields
Spitalfields
appears in the form Spittellond in 1399; as The spitel Fyeld on the "Woodcut" map of London of c.1561; and as Spyttlefeildes, also in 1561.[2] The land belonged to St Mary Spital, a priory or hospital (a lodging for travellers run by a religious order) erected on the east side of the Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate
thoroughfare in 1197, from which its name is thought to derive.[3][4] An alternative, and possibly earlier, name for the area was Lolsworth.[2] History[edit] Origins[edit] The area that is Spitalfields
Spitalfields
was covered with fields and nursery gardens until late in the 17th century when streets were laid out for Irish and Huguenot
Huguenot
silk weavers.[5] The Romans had a cemetery to the east of the Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate
thoroughfare, which roughly follows the line of Ermine Street: the main highway to the north from Londinium.[6] The cemetery was noticed by the antiquarian John Stow
John Stow
in 1576 and was the focus of a major archaeological excavation in the 1990s, following the redevelopment of Spitalfields
Spitalfields
Market.[6][7] In 2013 lead isotope analysis of tooth enamel, by Dr Janet Montgomery of Durham University, led to the identification of the first person from Rome known to have been buried in Britain. She was a 25-year-old woman who was buried in a lead-lined stone sarcophagus, with unique jet and intricate glass grave goods, around the middle of the 4th century A.D.[8]

Coat of arms
Coat of arms
attributed to Walter Brunus, the founder of the priory in 1197

A map showing the Spitalfields
Spitalfields
wards of Stepney
Stepney
Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916.

In 1197, a priory, "The New Hospital of St Mary without Bishopsgate", latterly known as St Mary Spital, founded by Walter Brunus and his wife Roisia, was built on the site of the cemetery.[9] It was one of the biggest hospitals in medieval England
England
and had a large medieval cemetery with a stone charnel house and mortuary chapel. The chapel has been uncovered by archaeologists and preserved for public viewing. The priory and hospital were dissolved in 1539 under Henry VIII. Although the chapel and monastic buildings were mostly demolished, the area of the inner precinct of the priory maintained an autonomous administrative status as the Liberty of Norton Folgate. The adjacent outer precincts, to the south, were re-used as an artillery ground and placed under the special jurisdiction of the Tower of London
Tower of London
as one of its Tower liberties.[10] Other parts of the priory area were used for residential purposes by London dwellers seeking a rural retreat and by the mid-17th century further development extended eastward into the erstwhile open farmland of the Spital Field.[11] In 1729 Spitalfields
Spitalfields
was detached from the parish of Stepney
Stepney
and organised as a civil parish divided into two ecclesiastical subdivisions, namely; Christchurch Spitalfields
Spitalfields
and St Stephen's Spitalfields. The church of St Stephen Spitalfields
Spitalfields
was built in 1860 by public subscription but was demolished in 1930. The adjacent vicarage is all that remains. In 1911 the parish of St Mary Spital (the merged former ex-parochial liberties of Norton Folgate and the Old Artillery Ground) became part of the civil parish of Spitalfields. Spitalfields
Spitalfields
as a civil parish was abolished in 1965 on the establishment of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Huguenots[edit]

A map showing the bounds of the Parish of Spitalfields, c.1885

Spitalfields' historic association with the silk industry was established by French Protestant (Huguenot) refugees who settled in the area after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. By settling outside the bounds of the City of London, they hoped to avoid the restrictive legislation of the City Guilds. The Huguenots brought with them little, apart from their skills, and an Order in Council of 16 April 1687 raised £200,000 to relieve their poverty. In December 1687, the first report of the committee set up to administer the funds reported that 13,050 French refugees were settled in London, primarily around Spitalfields, but also in the nearby settlements of Bethnal Green, Shoreditch, Whitechapel
Whitechapel
and Mile End
Mile End
New Town.[12] The late 17th and 18th centuries saw an estate of well-appointed terraced houses, built to accommodate the master weavers controlling the silk industry, and grand urban mansions built around the newly created Bishops Square which adjoins the short section of the main east-west street known as Spital Square. Christ Church, Spitalfields on Fournier Street, designed by the architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, was built during the reign of Queen Anne to demonstrate the power of the established church to the dissenting Huguenots, who had built ten chapels in the area.[13] More humble weavers dwellings were congregated in the Tenterground.[14] The Spitalfields
Spitalfields
Mathematical Society was established in 1717. In 1846, it merged with the Royal Astronomical Society.[15] Spitalfields
Spitalfields
Market was established in 1638 when Charles I gave a licence for flesh, fowl and roots to be sold in what was then known as Spittle Fields.[16] The market currently receives around 25,000 visitors every week.[16] Huguenots of Spitalfields
Spitalfields
is a registered charity promoting public understanding of the Huguenot
Huguenot
heritage and culture in Spitalfields, the City of London
City of London
and beyond. They arrange tours, talks, events and schools programmes to raise the Huguenot
Huguenot
profile in Spitalfields
Spitalfields
and to raise funds for a permanent memorial to the Huguenots.[17] Main article: Old Spitalfields
Spitalfields
Market From the 1730s Irish weavers came, after a decline in the Irish linen industry, to take up work in the silk trade. The 18th century saw periodic crises in the silk industry, bought on by imports of French silk – in a lull between the wars between the two rivals; and imports of printed calicos. The depression in the trade, and the prices paid to weavers, led to protests. In 1769, the Spitalfield riots occurred, when attempts were made to break up meetings of weavers, called to discuss the threat to wages, caused by another downturn in the market for silk. This resulted in an Irish and a Huguenot
Huguenot
weaver being hanged in front of the Salmon and Ball public house at Bethnal Green.[12] Price controls on amounts master weavers could pay journeymen for each piece were established, removing all incentive to pay higher wages during good times. During bad times workers had no work. As the price was per piece, there was no incentive for using machinery, as the master would have to pay for the machine and still pay the same price per piece to journeymen. By 1822 labour rates were so above market labour rates, that much of the employment in silk manufacture had moved away. Remaining manufacture focussed on expensive fashion items, which required proximity to court and had higher margins.[18] Victorian era[edit]

Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
map of Spitalfields
Spitalfields
rookery, 1894

By the Victorian era, the silk industry had entered a long decline and the old merchant dwellings had degenerated into multi-occupied slums. Spitalfields
Spitalfields
became a by-word for urban deprivation, and, by 1832, concern at a London cholera epidemic led The Poor Man's Guardian (18 February 1832) to write of Spitalfields:

The low houses are all huddled together in close and dark lanes and alleys, presenting at first sight an appearance of non-habitation, so dilapidated are the doors and windows:- in every room of the houses, whole families, parents, children and aged grandfathers swarm together.

In 1860, a treaty was established with France, allowing the import of cheaper French silks. This left the many weavers in Spitalfields, and neighbouring Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
and Shoreditch
Shoreditch
indigent. New trades such as furniture and boot making came to the area; and the large windowed Huguenot
Huguenot
houses were found suitable for tailoring, attracting a new population of Jewish refugees drawn to live and work in the textile industry.[12] By the later 19th century inner Spitalfields
Spitalfields
had eclipsed rival claimants to the dubious distinction of being the worst criminal rookery of London with common lodging-houses in the Flower and Dean Street area being a focus for the activities of robbers and prostitutes. The latter street was dubbed in 1881 as being "perhaps the foulest and most dangerous street in the metropolis".[19] Another claimant to the distinction of being "the worst street in London" was nearby Dorset Street, which was highlighted by the brutal killing and mutilation of a young woman named Mary Kelly in her lodgings here by the serial killer known as Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper
in the autumn of 1888.[20] This was the climax of a whole series of slayings of local prostitutes that became known as the Whitechapel
Whitechapel
Murders. The sanguinary activities of "Jack" was one of the factors which prompted the demolition of some of the worst streets in the area 1891–94.[21] Deprivation, however, continued and was brought to notice by social commentators such as Jack London
Jack London
in his The People of the Abyss (1903). He highlighted 'Itchy Park', next to Christ Church, Spitalfields, as a notorious rendezvous for homeless vagrants. Modern Spitalfields[edit]

View of Christ Church and the fruit and wool exchange.

Bishops Square, Spitalfields, west end of the exchange

In the late 20th century the Jewish presence diminished, to be replaced by an influx of Bangladeshi immigrants, who also worked in the local textile industry and made Brick Lane
Brick Lane
the curry capital of London. Another development, from the 1960s onwards, has been a campaign to save the housing stock of old merchant terraces to the west of Brick Lane from demolition. Many have been conserved by the Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust. This has led to gentrification and a large increase in property prices.[22] In the 21st century large modern office blocks have been built between Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate
and Spitalfields
Spitalfields
Market. These represent, in effect, an expansion of the City of London, northwards, into this area. A rear-guard action (contravailing planning policies) insisted on by conservationists has resulted in the preservation of Old Spitalfields Market and the provision of shopping, leisure amenities and a plaza (urban square) beside the blocks.[22] Permission was granted to demolish the Fruit and Wool exchange on the edge of old Spitalfields market to provide office buildings by developer Exemplar. Since 1998 the area has formed part of the Spitalfields
Spitalfields
and Banglatown electoral ward; the last name first arising in use in the late 20th century caused controversy between the cores of both neighboring communities but the unit boundaries less so, an effect of avoiding malapportionment, that is differing size of electorates. Communities widely accept the end of the Anglican
Anglican
parish-based naming. In April 2016 the London Borough of Tower Hamlets
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
officially approved and designated the Spitalfields Neighbourhood Planning Forum (a neighbourhood forum for planning purposes)[23] which was described in local media as the "resurrection" of the ancient parish of Spitalfields.[24] Culture[edit]

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Dennis Severs' House
Dennis Severs' House
in Folgate Street is a "still-life drama" created by the previous owner as an "historical imagination" of what life would have been like inside for a family of Huguenot
Huguenot
silk weavers.[25][26] In 2009, Raven Row, a non-profit contemporary art centre, opened to the public at 56 Artillery Lane. Constructed within a pair of 18th century silk merchants' houses, onto which London practice 6a Architects added two contemporary galleries, it stands on the part of the street know until 1895 as Raven Row. Whitechapel
Whitechapel
Art Gallery is located at the bottom of Brick Lane. Amongst the many well known artists living in Spitalfields
Spitalfields
are Gilbert and George, Ricardo Cinalli, Tracey Emin
Tracey Emin
and Stuart Brisley. TV presenter, architecture expert and Georgian fanatic Dan Cruickshank was an active campaigner for Spitalfields, and continues to live in the area. Writer Jeanette Winterson
Jeanette Winterson
turned a derelict Georgian house into an organic food shop, Verde's, as part of the Slow Food
Slow Food
movement. Spitalfields
Spitalfields
figures in a number of works of literature, including A New Wonder, a Woman Never Vexed (performed 1610–14; printed 1632) by William Rowley, a dramatisation of the foundation of St Mary Spital; The People of the Abyss
The People of the Abyss
(1903), the journalistic memoir by Jack London; Hawksmoor (1985) by Peter Ackroyd; Rodinsky's Room (1999) by Iain Sinclair
Iain Sinclair
and Rachel Lichtenstein; Brick Lane
Brick Lane
(2003) by Monica Ali; and The Quincunx
The Quincunx
(1991) by Charles Palliser. 19th century Spitalfields
Spitalfields
was recreated as the setting for the film From Hell about Jack the Ripper. This included a reconstruction (in Prague) of the notorious Ten Bells pub (still extant on Commercial Street): alleged to have been a rendezvous of some of the Ripper's prostitute victims, before they were murdered. In the film Johnny Depp (as Inspector Abberline) is seen drinking there with Ripper victim Mary Jane Kelly. In Neil Jordan's film The Crying Game
The Crying Game
(1992), the transgender character "Dil" lives in Spitalfields. Notable people[edit]

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Inga Beale (1963–) British businesswoman, since December 2013 the CEO of Lloyd's of London. Beal is Lloyd's first female CEO in the insurance market's 325-year history.[27][28] Dan Cruickshank
Dan Cruickshank
(1949–), art and architectural historian[29] Nicholas Culpeper
Nicholas Culpeper
(1616–1654), botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer was born locally at the Red Lion Inn, when the area was still semi-rural.[30] Tracey Emin
Tracey Emin
(1963–), artist, resides in Fournier Street. Sandra Esqulant (1948–), landlady of The Golden Heart, is listed among the 100 most influential people in art.[31] Mark Gertler, (1891–1939), painter, lesser member of the Bloomsbury Group, in love with Dora Carrington
Dora Carrington
whom he met at the Slade School of Art. Born in Gun St of Polish Jewish parents. Gilbert & George (1943– ;1942– ), artists, reside in Fournier Street.[32] Samual Gompers
Samual Gompers
(1850–1924), founder of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), was born in Spitalfields
Spitalfields
in a Jewish family of cigarmakers originally from Amsterdam
Amsterdam
until emigration to New York in 1863.[33] Thomas Helwys
Thomas Helwys
(c. 1575 – c. 1616), religious reformer who fled to Amsterdam
Amsterdam
in 1607/8, but returned in 1611 to found first Baptist congregation on British soil in Spitalfields. Died in prison for public advocacy of religious liberty for all, regardless of creed, even Jews, Muslims, and atheists. Basil Henriques (1890–1961), for whom Henriques Street
Henriques Street
(formerly Berner Street) is named. Lutfun Hussain, gardener and community activist. Jack the Ripper: all of his victims or presumed victims lived in Spitalfields
Spitalfields
and two (Chapman and Kelly) were murdered there (the others being murdered in nearby Whitechapel):

Annie Chapman
Annie Chapman
(c. 1841 – 1888), resided at a common lodging house at 35 Dorset Street. Her body was found at 29 Hanbury Street[34] Mary Jane Kelly
Mary Jane Kelly
(c. 1863–1888), lived and was murdered at 13 Millers Court, just off Dorset Street Martha Tabram (1849–1888), resided at a common lodging house at 19 George Street.[35] Mary Ann Nichols
Mary Ann Nichols
(1845–1888), resided at a common lodging house at 18 Thrawl Street.[36][37] Elizabeth Stride
Elizabeth Stride
(1843–1888), resided at a common lodging house at 32 Flower and Dean Street. Catherine Eddowes
Catherine Eddowes
(1842–1888), resided with her partner John Kelly at Cooney's common lodging house at 55 Flower and Dean Street.[38]

Keira Knightley, (1985– ), actress, lived for a while on Wilkes Street. Joe Loss LVO
LVO
OBE
OBE
(1909–1990), born locally, founder of the Joe Loss Orchestra.[39] Wolf Mankowitz (1924–1998), writer, playwright and screenwriter, of Russian Jewish descent, was born in Fashion Street. Keith Mansfield, writer and publisher, lives locally. Samantha Morton, actor, lived on Wilkes Street.[40] John Nicolson MP, one time journalist and broadcaster and since 2015 an MP for the Scottish National Party; owns a house on Fournier Street which he has restored and renovated himself. George Peabody
George Peabody
(1795–1869), established the Peabody Donation Fund, which continues to this day, as the Peabody Trust, to provide good quality housing "for the deserving poor" in London: the fund's first block of dwellings opened in Commercial Street in 1864. Sian Phillips, (1933–), actress Jonathan Pryce, (1947– ), actor and singer Lutfur Rahman, first directly elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets and former ward councillor Dennis Severs (1944–1999), lived at 18 Folgate Street 1979–1999. Jack Sheppard
Jack Sheppard
(1702–1724), highwayman and multiple absconder, born in New Fashion Street, now known as White's Row.[41] Obadiah Shuttleworth (died 1734), musician Sir Benjamin Truman
Benjamin Truman
(1699/1700–1780), brewer. Arnold Wesker
Arnold Wesker
(1932–2016), playwright, author, poet, born in Mother Levy's Maternity Home, Underwood Rd. With his family took refuge during WW2 in "Mickey's Shelter" below the Fruit & Wool Exchange. Jeanette Winterson
Jeanette Winterson
(1959–), writer, lives on Brushfield Street where she also runs a delicatessen.[42] Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Wollstonecraft
(1759–1797), early feminist, born locally, possibly at 21 Hanbury Street.[34] Joe Wright
Joe Wright
(1972–), film director, bought a house on Wilkes Street but in 2013 sold it to actor Jonathan Pryce

Transport[edit] The nearest London Underground
London Underground
stations are Aldgate
Aldgate
East station (which is in the district) and Liverpool Street station. London Liverpool Street is also a National Rail
National Rail
station. The nearest London Overground
London Overground
station is Shoreditch
Shoreditch
High Street

Neighbouring areas of London.

Shoreditch Bethnal Green Bethnal Green

Liberty of Norton Folgate
Liberty of Norton Folgate
and Bishopsgate

Spitalfields

Stepney

Aldgate
Aldgate
and Portsoken Whitechapel Whitechapel

See also[edit]

Bethlem Royal Hospital List of schools in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Old Truman Brewery
Old Truman Brewery
– The Black Eagle Brewery on Brick Lane, and into surrounding streets. Spitalfields
Spitalfields
riots Spitalfields
Spitalfields
Festival Stepney
Stepney
Historical Trust

References[edit]

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Priory
of St. Mary Spital Survey of London: volume 27 (pp. 21–23). Retrieved 1 April 2013.  ^ F. H. W. Sheppard (1957). General introduction Survey of London: volume 27 (pp. 1–13). british-history.ac.uk. Retrieved 25 November 2012.  ^ a b Thomas Christopher (2004). Life and death in London's East End: 2000 years at Spitalfields. Museum of London Archaeology Service. pp. 7–29. ISBN 1-901992-49-7.  ^ Discovering people at Spitalfields
Spitalfields
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Priory
and Hospital of St Mary Spital, London. Museum of London: London: 19–20 ^ Thomas: pp. 30–75 ^ Fiona Rule (2008) The Worst Street in London. Hersham, Ian Allan: 18–26 ^ a b c Industries: Silk-weaving, A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 2: General; Ashford, East Bedfont with Hatton, Feltham, Hampton with Hampton Wick, Hanworth, Laleham, Littleton (1911), pp. 132–137. Date accessed: 4 March 2009 ^ Fiona Rule (2008) The Worst Street in London. Hersham, Ian Allan: 28 ^ Thomas: pp. 76–95 ^ Dreyer, Joseph (1920). History of the Royal Astronomical Society. p. 99.  ^ a b Old Spitalfields Market
Old Spitalfields Market
Published 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2009. ^ Huguenots of Spitalfields ^ Observations on the ruinous tendency of the Spitalfields
Spitalfields
Act to the silk manufacture, books.google.com ^ White, Jerry (4 January 2007). London in the Nineteenth Century: A Human Awful Wonder of God. Jonathan Cape. p. 323. ISBN 978-0-224-06272-5.  ^ The Worst Street in London Fiona Rule (Ian Allan Ltd, 2008) ISBN 978-0-7110-3345-0 ^ White: p. 331 ^ a b Taylor, Wi (24 May 2001). This Bright Field: A Travel Book in One Place. Methuen Publishing. ISBN 978-0-413-74690-0.  ^ London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Planning, Spitalfields http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/environment_and_planning/planning/planning_guidance/neighbourhood_planning/Spitalfields.aspx ^ Brooke, Mike (6 April 2016). " Spitalfields
Spitalfields
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Hanbury Street
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Spitalfields
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Further reading[edit]

John Timbs
John Timbs
(1867), "Spitalfields", Curiosities of London (2nd ed.), London: J.C. Hotten, OCLC 12878129 

External links[edit]

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Spitalfields
Spitalfields
Life Daily blog that tells the stories of Spitalfields residents, past and present. The Priory
Priory
of St Mary Spital spitalfields.org TH Council website Brief History of Spitalfields Spitalfields
Spitalfields
City Farm 19 Princelet Street Unrestored Huguenot
Huguenot
Master weaver's house, with synagogue. Rarely open to the public at present, but eventually to become a museum of immigration & diversity. Dennis Severs' House
Dennis Severs' House
18th century time capsule Kinetica Museum Archives relating to Spitalfields
Spitalfields
at The National Archives (United Kingdom) Spitalfields
Spitalfields
Life Mickey Davis at the Fruit & Wool Exchange Huguenots of Spitalfields

Images[edit]

Images of Spitalfields
Spitalfields
at the English Heritage Archive Images of Spitalfields
Spitalfields
at the Country Life Picture Library London Metropolitan University East End Archive: The Paul Trevor Collection – photographs of the Spitalfields
Spitalfields
area from the 1970s to the 1990s. Nighttime photos of Spitalfields, Whitechapel, etc.; a German language website, but mostly photos

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Spitalfields, London.

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Districts

Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
(Cambridge Heath) Blackwall Bow (Bow Common, Fish Island) Bromley-by-Bow East Smithfield Hackney Wick Isle of Dogs
Isle of Dogs
(Canary Wharf, Cubitt Town, Millwall, North Greenwich) Leamouth Limehouse Haggerston Mile End
Mile End
(Bow Common) Old Ford
Old Ford
(Fish Island) Poplar (South Bromley) Ratcliff Roman Road St Katharine Docks Shadwell Shadwell
Shadwell
Basin Spitalfields Stepney Tower Hill Wapping Whitechapel

Attractions

Brick Lane Christ Church, Spitalfields Dennis Severs' House Fournier Street Museum of Childhood Museum of Immigration and Diversity Museum in Docklands Ragged School Museum Royal London Museum and Archives St Katharine Docks Spitalfields
Spitalfields
City Farm Stepney
Stepney
City Farm Tower Bridge Tower of London Traitors' Gate Whitechapel
Whitechapel
Art Gallery London Olympic Park

Street markets

Petticoat Lane Brick Lane Columbia Road Old Spitalfields Roman Road

Parks and open spaces

Altab Ali Park Bartlett Park Island Gardens Langdon Park Mile End
Mile End
Park Mudchute Tower Hamlets Cemetery Victoria Park

Governance

London borough council Directly elected mayor Civic mayor/speaker of council Constituencies: Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green
and Bow Poplar and Limehouse

Bridges and tunnels

Blackwall Tunnel Greenwich foot tunnel Rotherhithe Tunnel Tower Bridge

Tube and rail stations

Aldgate
Aldgate
East All Saints Bethnal Green Bethnal Green Blackwall Bow Church Bow Road Bromley-by-Bow Cambridge Heath Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
(DLR) Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
(tube) Crossharbour Devons Road East India Heron Quays Island Gardens Langdon Park Limehouse Mile End Mudchute Poplar Shadwell Shadwell South Quay Stepney
Stepney
Green Tower Gateway Tower Hill Wapping
Wapping
railway station West India Quay Westferry Whitechapel

Other topics

Council Grade I and II* listed buildings People Public art Schools

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