Stepney - Latest news, articles and photos

Stepney - Latest news, articles and photos

Bring some farm animals to your next Zoom call

We may be used to the family pet making impromptu appearances in video calls, but how about an actual farm joining in?

London’s Alleys: Frimley Street, E1

This short narrow alley seems oddly named, for streets tend to be large and wide — but it’s actually a lingering remnant of a lost road.

Stepney City Farm secures funding for Crossrail recovery

The city farm at Stepney, which saw a chunk of its site taken over during the Crossrail construction has secured funding to manage its expansion back onto the land that was temporarily occupied for Crossrail works.

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.

London’s Alleys: Amoy Place, E14

If this alley sounds vaguely Chinese, then it’s no surprise as it’s part of the old Limehouse Chinatown before Chinatown migrated to Soho.

London’s Alleys – Mile End Place, E1

Hidden in a side street off busy Mile End road is a tiny enclave of cute cottages, surrounded by death.

Fresh photos from the Crossrail tunnels released

Crossrail has released some more photos showing how the tunnels are being prepared to become the operational Elizabeth line.

From Tudor Mansion to City Farm – Crossrail’s Stepney Revelation

A surprisingly rich and cosmopolitan past has been revealed in East London’s Stepney as part of the archeology associated with the Crossrail project.

Unbuilt London: Stepney’s Massive Clock Tower

Nearly a hundred years ago, plans were shown of for a mighty civic new building for the east-end of London that would have dominated the skyline for miles around.

Crossrail TBM gets police escort through East London

You’re a tunnel boring machine quietly boring your way under London, when suddenly you get a police escort!

Crossrail breaks into huge cavern under Stepney

Another in the long sequence of milestones for Crossrail was achieved today as one of its Tunnel Boring Machines broke through the side wall and entered the huge cavern dug underneath Stepney.

Volunteers wanted for a Crossrail archaeology dig

Fancy joining an archaeology dig on the Crossrail site? Well, they are looking for trowel wielding volunteers for a bit of Time Teamesque activity in Stepney Green.

A look inside Crossrail’s construction site at Stepney

Apart from some big holes in the ground for future train stations, Crossrail also needs to dig a number of access shafts along the length of the future tunnels – and one of the largest of them can be found