East End Locations

Take a Trip To Essex – Share Your Memories

When the Romans invaded Britain, they made Colchester in Essex their capital. Lying in the south east of England and bordering with Greater London, this former Roman stronghold boasts some extraordinary sites. The naming of Colchester, supposedly from a mythical king ‘King Ceol’, is said to have inspired the nursery rhyme ‘Old King Cole’. Colchester …

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Explore Kent – Share Your Holiday Memories

Kent, in south-east England, is the most populated county in the UK. Perhaps most famous for the white cliffs of Dover, Kent has always been the gateway to Britain. This historical county can trace its name as far back as the 4th century BC when it was called ‘Cantium’, from the Celtic word for ‘coastal …

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History of St Augustine’s Tower Hackney

Little remains of the original 16th century parish church that once stood in Hackney and served the local population’s religious needs for centuries. But, luckily, its historic church tower has been preserved even though the church itself was demolished in 1798. If you find yourself in the Hackney area on a day when it is …

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History of House Mill on Three Mills Island

The East End of London started life as a predominantly rural area. However, its proximity to the edge of the city and its easy access to water soon turned it into the capital’s industrial heart. If you are interested in learning more about the city’s milling heritage, then make a visit to the House Mill. …

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London 2012 Olympics – The Legacy

Despite its strong industrial and docklands history, the East End of London became one of the poorest and most deprived areas of the capital from the 1960s onwards. Its docklands industry moved into other areas and many of the commercial businesses that supported the area closed down or moved away. News that the 2012 Olympics …

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History of the Royal London Hospital

The Royal London is one of the best known hospitals in London, home to the London Air Ambulance Service. Historically, it is perhaps most associated with Joseph Merrick, known as the Elephant Man, although the hospital also has links to Jack the Ripper. One of its most famous medical students was Thomas Barnardo, who later …

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