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London’s Alleys: Peary Place, E2
London’s Alleys: Peary Place, E2

London’s Alleys: Peary Place, E2

This is a cobbled passage just off Roman Road in East London that's recently seen run down workshops being converted into loft-apartment style flats.

Mar
14
Photographs of 1970s Bethnal Green go on display
Photographs of 1970s Bethnal Green go on display

Photographs of 1970s Bethnal Green go on display

In the 1970s, a youth worker captured a rapidly changing East London in a series of photographs that have now gone on public display.

Oct
12
2021
London’s Alleys: Voss Street, E2
London’s Alleys: Voss Street, E2

London’s Alleys: Voss Street, E2

This is an alley in all but name squashed behind shops in Bethnal Green, but in recent years some exceptional architecture has appeared down here.

Sep
27
2021
London’s Alleys: Sebright Passage, E2
London’s Alleys: Sebright Passage, E2

London’s Alleys: Sebright Passage, E2

This is an alley way leading to a well known local pub, and was named after a rich philanthropist who left land around here to charity.

May
13
2019
London’s Pocket Parks: Paradise Gardens, E2
London’s Pocket Parks: Paradise Gardens, E2

London’s Pocket Parks: Paradise Gardens, E2

This thin strip of land next to the busy roads of Bethnal Green is the rather inappropriately named Paradise Gardens.

Apr
10
2019
London’s Public Art: Weaving Identities
London’s Public Art: Weaving Identities

London’s Public Art: Weaving Identities

A tall metal sculpture stands in a public park, holding up a couple of CCTVs that keep an eye on the area.

Mar
13
2019
A hidden chapel and roof terrace to open to the public
A hidden chapel and roof terrace to open to the public

A hidden chapel and roof terrace to open to the public

Hidden under scaffolding lies one of East London's marvels, and soon it will be unveiled once more.

Mar
06
2019
The special tiles at London Underground’s Bethnal Green station
The special tiles at London Underground’s Bethnal Green station

The special tiles at London Underground’s Bethnal Green station

Bethnal Green tube station is notable for three things - a disaster, a clock, and some tiles -- and today I am going to talk about the tiles.

Jan
01
2019
Finding the Cyprus Street war memorial
Finding the Cyprus Street war memorial

Finding the Cyprus Street war memorial

On a rather fine-looking side street in Bethnal Green can be found a surprisingly impressive, and well-maintained war memorial to the dead of WW1.

Dec
26
2018
London’s Alleys: Sugar Loaf Walk, E2
London’s Alleys: Sugar Loaf Walk, E2

London’s Alleys: Sugar Loaf Walk, E2

This is a rather bland, if convenient footpath in Bethnal Green, but one that marks ancient boundaries.

Nov
12
2018
Tickets Alert: Hard hat tours of Bethnal Green’s Oxford House
Tickets Alert: Hard hat tours of Bethnal Green’s Oxford House

Tickets Alert: Hard hat tours of Bethnal Green’s Oxford House

A side street off busy Bethnal Green Road is home to a Victorian building that is undergoing refurbishment, and next month is a chance to go inside and have a look.

Nov
04
2018
London’s Public Art: Bethnal Green’s Portrait Bench
London’s Public Art: Bethnal Green’s Portrait Bench

London’s Public Art: Bethnal Green’s Portrait Bench

Three rusting steel figures in silhouette stand mute watching people jogging past who barely glimpse at them.

Mar
29
2018
The Post-War Plans to Rebuild Shoreditch & Bethnal Green
The Post-War Plans to Rebuild Shoreditch & Bethnal Green

The Post-War Plans to Rebuild Shoreditch & Bethnal Green

As World War Two started to approach what seemed to be its final conclusion, city planners turned their minds to the aftermath, and the rebuilding of homes and factories damaged by wartime bombing.

Apr
26
2015
Bethnal Green Disaster Memorial gets £10k donation from TfL
Bethnal Green Disaster Memorial gets £10k donation from TfL

Bethnal Green Disaster Memorial gets £10k donation from TfL

The Bethnal Green Memorial fund, which you may recall has built half the memorial but still fund raising for the main piece has secured a £10,000 donation from TfL.

Apr
20
2014
70th Anniversary of the Bethnal Green Disaster
70th Anniversary of the Bethnal Green Disaster

70th Anniversary of the Bethnal Green Disaster

At around half past eight tonight, it will be 70 years since the single largest loss of British civilian life during World War 2 - the Bethnal Green Disaster.

Mar
03
2013
Two Churches and Two Stations in Bethnal Green
Two Churches and Two Stations in Bethnal Green

Two Churches and Two Stations in Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green sports two Churches with very notable and yet also very different representations of the Stations of the Cross. Both built within 80 years of each other, yet the older is also the younger, thanks to the after effects

Nov
04
2012