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East-End London’s last Victorian funeral parlour to be restored
East-End London’s last Victorian funeral parlour to be restored

East-End London’s last Victorian funeral parlour to be restored

The shabby remains of a Victorian funeral parlour in East London is to be restored to its original appearance following the awarding of a grant by the Heritage of London Trust.

Jan
17
Chrisp Street market set for controversial redevelopment
Chrisp Street market set for controversial redevelopment

Chrisp Street market set for controversial redevelopment

A long-running and at times controversial plan to redevelop the Festival of Britain era Chrisp Street market in Tower Hamlets has taken a step forward after the council formally issued a compulsory purchase order for the entire site.

Feb
04
2021
Pedestrianising Shoreditch’s Arnold Circus
Pedestrianising Shoreditch’s Arnold Circus

Pedestrianising Shoreditch’s Arnold Circus

A much loved local landmark that's also in the middle of a roundabout could see cars banned under plans by the local council.

Nov
04
2019
See inside the derelict Royal London Hospital
See inside the derelict Royal London Hospital

See inside the derelict Royal London Hospital

One of East London's earliest hospitals is currently being gutted, and there's been a chance to see inside as they work to turn it into Tower Hamlet's new Town Hall.

Sep
26
2019
A display of poisons and lotions
A display of poisons and lotions

A display of poisons and lotions

A museum filled with medicines can be found just around the corner from the Tower of London, presumably to offer salves to those who had just lost their heads.

Mar
27
2019
London’s Pocket Parks: Albert Square Gardens, E1
London’s Pocket Parks: Albert Square Gardens, E1

London’s Pocket Parks: Albert Square Gardens, E1

A few miles from its fictional location, there is a very real Albert Square and it has a large open garden in the heart of the square.

Jun
06
2018
Early colour photographs of East London on display
Early colour photographs of East London on display

Early colour photographs of East London on display

An exhibition has opened of previously unseen photographs which depict Stepney, Mile End, Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Limehouse and the Thames riverside in the warm hues of Kodachrome film.

Feb
11
2018
A memorial to over 500 unmarked children’s graves in Tower Hamlets
A memorial to over 500 unmarked children’s graves in Tower Hamlets

A memorial to over 500 unmarked children’s graves in Tower Hamlets

Over a 50 year period, at least 500 children were buried in unmarked graves in Tower Hamlets cemetery. Now a new monument to them has been unveiled in the cemetery park.

Dec
10
2016
Foggy morning in a cemetery
Foggy morning in a cemetery

Foggy morning in a cemetery

It's a foggy Halloween morning, so where better than to spend it wandering around a graveyard?

Oct
30
2016

The Isle of Dogs Declares Independence from the UK

Following on from the rather dubious Mayoral election yesterday in Tower Hamlets, some people living on the Isle of Dogs (well, probably just me) might be wondering if we can be cut free from the rest of the Borough and

Oct
22
2010