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The Troxy – East London’s art-deco gem
The Troxy – East London’s art-deco gem

The Troxy – East London’s art-deco gem

One of East London's art-deco gems is being restored to its original glory as decades of clutter and mess are cleared away.

Jan
20
London’s Alleys: Graces Alley, E1
London’s Alleys: Graces Alley, E1

London’s Alleys: Graces Alley, E1

This is a short alley leading to a former public square lined with nice houses, but the alley is now much more famous than the public square.

Jan
17
Improved links between Shadwell Overground and DLR proposed
Improved links between Shadwell Overground and DLR proposed

Improved links between Shadwell Overground and DLR proposed

In Shadwell, there are two stations very close to each other, but separated by a busy and often quite dirty street. Plans have been announced by Tower Hamlets council to improve the area.

Dec
28
2021
London’s Pocket Parks: Cavell Street Garden, E1
London’s Pocket Parks: Cavell Street Garden, E1

London’s Pocket Parks: Cavell Street Garden, E1

A side street in Shadwell has a small pocket park with gates leading to a space once filled with housing.

Oct
08
2020
Rebuilding Shadwell DLR station
Rebuilding Shadwell DLR station

Rebuilding Shadwell DLR station

Shadwell has two railway stations right next to each other, for the Overground and the DLR, and yet separate, and unsurprisingly, TfL has looked at how it could merge the two into one.

May
12
2020
A brief look inside St Mary’s Cable Street
A brief look inside St Mary’s Cable Street

A brief look inside St Mary’s Cable Street

There's a rather fine looking church in East London that I have passed on many an occasion with doors locked, but last week, the doors were open, so inside I went.

Apr
04
2019
London’s Alleys: Abel’s Buildings, E1
London’s Alleys: Abel’s Buildings, E1

London’s Alleys: Abel’s Buildings, E1

This is an unmarked alley that runs under the DLR and railway tracks into Fenchurch Street and somehow survives as a narrow smelly dank alley way. So obviously, it's marvelous.

Mar
25
2019
The memorial to a failed North-East Passage
The memorial to a failed North-East Passage

The memorial to a failed North-East Passage

As motorists journey through the Rotherhithe tunnel, little do they know that there's a memorial to another greater journey above their heads.

Oct
18
2018