East End Locations

The Geffrye Museum Shoreditch

Located in the East End’s Shoreditch, the Geffrye Museum combines charming displays on urban living through the ages with an insight into historic almshouse life in the area. This may not be one of London’s best known museums, but it is well worth a visit. The Geffrye Museum is embarking on a transformational £18m development …

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Historic East End Pubs – The Ten Bells

Located on Commercial Street in the East End’s Spitalfields area, the Ten Bells pub may not look all that extraordinary from the outside. Its grand Victorian days are still visible in its imposing façade, and it has listed building status, but there is more to the pub than this. It has a very real history, …

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Limehouse a Brief History of London

Limehouse got its name from the lime kilns in the area. These were used by potteries that crafted products for shipping companies and ships in the East End docks. Some also believe that the name referred to the sailors who disembarked from their ships in this area. They were nicknamed “Limeys” or “Lime Juicers” as …

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Historic Shoreditch in East London

Historians believe that Shoreditch got its name from water that ran across the area’s marshland. It was originally known as Soersditch, or Sewer’s Ditch. A more romantic, though untrue, meaning connects Shoreditch with royalty. Some people like to believe that the area was named after Jane Shore, who was a mistress of Edward IV. She …

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Bethnal Green, East London History

The first recorded names for Bethnal Green were Blithehale and Blythenhale. These could be translated as “happy corner”, although nobody is exactly sure where the name came from. Over time, the area became known as Blethenal Green and then Bethan Hall Green. The current name for the area probably came from the local pronunciation of …

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Visit Wapping in Historic East London

Although badly damaged by bombing raids in the Blitz and affected by the closure of its docks industry, the East End’s Wapping area still has some little historical gems that are worth a visit. Wapping has been inhabited since Saxon times and has played a part in some of London’s more interesting moments. Places to …

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East London Markets

London’s East End is one of the city’s richest areas for markets. You can visit anything from traditional street markets selling fruit and veg and bargain basement products through to eclectic alternative markets that sell something different every week. Explore East End Street Markets Let’s look at some markets you really should be visiting if …

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