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.
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.
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.
Hidden in a side street off busy Mile End road is a tiny enclave of cute cottages, surrounded by death.
Crossrail has released some more photos showing how the tunnels are being prepared to become the operational Elizabeth line.
A surprisingly rich and cosmopolitan past has been revealed in East London's Stepney as part of the archeology associated with the Crossrail project.
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.
You're a tunnel boring machine quietly boring your way under London, when suddenly you get a police escort!
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.
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.
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…