Brick Lane, E1

Road in/near Spitalfields, existing between 1550 and now

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Brick Lane, E1

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2017

Brick Lane runs north from the junction of Osborn Street, Old Montague Street and Wentworth Street, through Spitalfields to Bethnal Green Road.

Winding through fields, the street was originally called Whitechapel Lane. Brick Lane was so named as early as 1550 after the two tile garths which stood on its eastern side, these being places where tile or brick clay was dug. The lane already had buildings on it by the 1650s, on the east side as far as modern Hanbury Street and the Fossan estates (which included the Flower and Dean Street rookery) soon followed on the west side.

Land to the north of present Hanbury Street was acquired for the Black Eagle Brewery in the late 1600’s and the earliest reference to the brewing here is a reference to Joseph Truman, brewer ’of Brick Lane’ in 1683. By 1701, the nucleus of the brewery was in evidence.

Building continued in earnest over the next 100 years and by 1746, the street was completely built up. The ’Neuve Eglise’ the former Huguenot Chapel at the corner with Fournier Street was built in 1743 (now the Jamme Masjid Mosque).

The southern stretch (today’s Osborn Street) was little more than a narrow dirt track and acquired the nickname ’Dirty Lane’. Brick Lane and many of its surrounding streets were paved c.1772 and ’Dirty Lane’ was widened to improve access to Whitechapel Road c.1778.

In the 19th century, Irish people and Ashkenazi Jews immigrated to the area. Jewish immigration continued into the early 20th century.

The Sunday market, like the ones on Petticoat Lane and nearby Columbia Road, dates from a dispensation given by the government to the Jewish community in the 19th century. At the time, there were no Sunday markets open because of the Christian observance of Sabbath. Located at the junction of Cheshire and Sclater streets, the market sells bric-a-brac as well as fruit, vegetables and many other items. Near the junction with Hanbury Street are two indoor markets; Upmarket and Backyard Market. The street was renumbered on 21 December 1883.

In the later 20th century, Bangladeshis comprised the major group of immigrants and gradually predominated in the area. Many Bangladeshi immigrants to Brick Lane were from the Greater Sylhet region. These settlers helped shape Bangladeshi migration to Britain; many families from Jagannathpur and Bishwanath tend to live in the Brick Lane area.


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.26, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
.37, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Adler Street, E1 Adler Street runs between the Whitechapel Road and the Commercial Road.
Aldgate High Street, EC3N Once the route to one of the six original gates of the Wall of London, Aldgate High Street has an important place in medieval London’s history.
Aldgate, EC3N Aldgate was the easternmost gateway through the London Wall leading from the City of London to Whitechapel and the East End.
Alie Street, E1 Originally called Ayliff Street, Alie Street was named after a relative of William Leman, whose great-uncle, John Leman had bought Goodman’s Fields.
America Square, EC3N America Square is a street and small square, built in about 1760 and dedicated to the American colonies.
Angel Alley, E1 Angel Alley was a narrow passage which ran north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street..
Anning Street, EC2A Anning Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Arcadia Court, E1 Arcadia Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Arnold Circus, E2 Arnold Circus lies to the north of Shoreditch.
Arrival Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Arrivalley Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Artillery Lane, E1 The name Artillery Lane remembers the skills of the operators of the longbow.
Artillery Passage, E1 Artillery Passage dates from its time as part of The Old Artillery Ground.
Artizan Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Arts Quarter, E1 Arts Quarter is a road in the E1 postcode area
Assam Street, E1 Assam Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Audrey Street, E2 Audrey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Austin Street, E2 Austin Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Back Alley, EC3N Back Alley is a small alleyway off of Northumberland Alley.
Back Church Lane, E1 Back Church Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Back Mews, SE4 Back Mews is a road in the SE4 postcode area
Bacon Street, E1 Bacon Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bacon Street, E2 Bacon Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Barnet Grove, E2 Barnet Grove is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Baroness Road, E2 Baroness Road is a road in the E2 postcode area
Basing House Yard, E2 Basing House Yard is a road in the E2 postcode area
Baxendale Street, E2 Baxendale Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Bell Lane, E1 Bell Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bethnal Green Road, E1 Bethnal Green Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bishops Square, E1 Bishops Square is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Black Lion Yard, E1 Black Lion Yard was a narrow thoroughfare running north-south from Old Montague Street (where it was accessible via a set of steps) to Whitechapel Road.
Blossom Street, E1 Blossom Street runs from Fleur De Lis Street to Folgate Street.
Blue Anchor Yard, E1 Blue Anchor Yard is a road in the E1 postcode area
Boundary Passage, E1 Boundary Passage is a road in the E1 postcode area
Boundary Street, E2 Boundary Street was at first called Cock Lane.
Bowl Court, E1 Bowl Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Bowmans Mews, E1 Bowmans Mews is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Boyard Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Boyd Street, E1 Boyd Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Braham Street, E1 Braham Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Braithwaite Street, E1 Braithwaite Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Brick Lane, E2 The northernmost section of Brick Lane lies within the E2 postcode.
Bridgeport Place, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Brody House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Brune Street, E1 Brune Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Brushfield Street, E1 Brushfield Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Commercial Street to Bishopsgate.
Buckfast Street, E2 Buckfast Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Buckle Street, E1 Buckle Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bukle Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Bull & Pump, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Buxton Street, E1 Buxton Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Calvert Avenue, E2 Calvert Avenue is one of the streets radiating from Arnold Circus.
Calvin Street, E1 Calvin Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Camlet Street, E2 Camlet Street is one of the Huguenot streetnames of the area.
Camperdown Street, E1 Camperdown Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Carlisle Avenue, EC3N Carlisle Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Cartwright Street, E1 Cartwright Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Casson Street E.1, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Casson Street, E1 Casson Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Chamber Street, E1 Chamber Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Leman Street to Mansell Street.
Chambord Street, E2 Chambord Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Chance Street, E1 Chance Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Chase Imagination, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Cheshire Street, E2 Cheshire Street is a street in the East End linking Brick Lane with Bethnal Green and Whitechapel.
Chicksand Street, E1 Chicksand Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Chilton Street, E2 Chilton Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Circle Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Cleeve Workshops, E2 Cleeve Workshops is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Clothier Street, E1 A street within the E1, postcode
Club Row, E1 Club Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Club Row, E2 Club Row leaves Arnold Circus in a southerly direction.
Cobb Street, E1 Cobb Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Code Street, E1 Code Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
College East, E1 College East is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Collingwood Street, E2 Collingwood Street was at the heart of the Old Nicol rookery.
Columbia Road, E2 Columbia Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Commercial Street, E1 Commercial Street is a major thoroughfare running north-south from Shoreditch High Street to Whitechapel High Street.
Commodity Quay, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Coney Way, SW8 Coney Way is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Cooper?s Row, EC3N Cooper?s Row is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Coopers Row, EC3N Coopers Row is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Corbet Place, E1 Corbet Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Cottons Gardens, E2 Cottons Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Coverley Close, E1 Coverley Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Crabtree Close, E2 Crabtree Close is a road in the E2 postcode area
Cremer Business Centre, E2 Cremer Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Cremer Street, E2 Cremer Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Crescent, EC3N Crescent is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Cresent, EC3N Cresent is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Crinoline Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Crispin Place, E1 Crispin Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Crispin Street, E1 Crispin Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Crofts Street, E1 Crofts Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Crosswall, EC3N Crosswall was formerly named John Street, after King John.
Crutched Friars, EC3N Crutched Friars is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Cutler Street, E1 Cutler Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Davenant Street, E1 Davenant Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Deal Street, E1 Deal Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Delta Street, E2 Delta Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Denning Point 33 Commercial Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Dereham Place, EC2A Dereham Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Diss Street, E2 Diss Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Dock Street, E1 Dock Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Dorset Street, E1 Dorset Street was a small thoroughfare running east-west from Crispin Street to Commercial Street.
Dove Row, E2 Dove Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Dray Walk, E1 Dray Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Dukes Place, EC3A Dukes Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Dukes Place, EC3A Duke’s Place was formerly called Duke Street.
Dukes Place, EC3N Dukes Place is a road in the EC3N postcode area
Dunloe Street, E2 Dunloe Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Durant Street, E2 Durant Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
East Flank, SE18 East Flank is a road in the SE18 postcode area
East Smithfield, E1W East Smithfield is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
East Tenter Street, E1 East Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Eastreet London Works, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Ebor Street, E1 Ebor Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Edith Street, E2 Edith Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Edith Street, N1 Edith Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Elder Street, E1 Elder Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Ellen Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Elwin Street, E2 Elwin Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Ensign Street, E1 Ensign Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Ensigreen Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Enterprise House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Ezra Street, E2 Ezra Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Fairchild Place, EC2A Fairchild Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Fairchild Street, EC2A Fairchild Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Fairclough Street, E1 Fairclough Street runs from Back Church Lane to Christian Street.
Falkirk Street, N1 Falkirk Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Fashion Street, E1 Fashion Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Brick Lane to Commercial Street.
Fellows Court, E2 Fellows Court is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Firstreet Floor, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Flank Street, E1 Flank Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Flat 145/Geffrye Court/Geffrye Est, N1 A street within the E2 postcode
Fletcher Street, E1 Fletcher Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Fleur De Lis Street, E1 Fleur De Lis Street runs west from Commercial Street.
Floor, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Flower & Dean Walk, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Flower and Dean Street, E1 Flower and Dean Street was a narrow street running east-west from Commercial Street to Brick Lane.
Folgate Street, E1 Folgate Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Forbes Street, E1 Forbes Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Fournier Street, E1 Fournier Street is a street running east-west from Brick Lane to Commercial Street alongside Christ Church.
French Place Bottom Floor Flat, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
French Place, E1 French Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Frying Pan Alley, E1 Frying Pan Alley is situated close to Middlesex Street and its Petticoat Lane market.
Gascoigne Place, E2 Gascoigne Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Gauging Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Geffrye Court, N1 Geffrye Court is a road in the N1 postcode area
Geffrye Estate, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Geffrye Street, E2 Geffrye Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
George Street, E1 George Street was a street running north-south from Flower and Dean Street to Wentworth Street, crossing Thrawl Street approx. half way along its length..
Gibraltar Walk, E2 Gibraltar Walk is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Glassworks Studios, E2 Glassworks Studios is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Goldman Close, E2 Goldman Close is a road in the E2 postcode area
Goldsmiths Row, E2 Goldsmiths Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Goodman’s Yard, E1 Goodman’s Yard is a street between Minories and Mansell Street.
Gorsuch Place, E2 Gorsuch Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Gosset Street, E2 Gosset Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Goulston Street, E1 Goulston Street is a thoroughfare running north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street.
Gower’s Walk, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Gowers Walk, E1 Gowers Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Graces Alley, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Granby Street, E2 Granby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Gravel Lane, E1 Gravel Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Greatorex Street, E1 Greatorex Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Greenfield Road, E1 Greenfield Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Grimsby Street, E2 Grimsby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Gun Street, E1 Gun Street was part of the Old Artillery Ground - land formerly designated one of the Liberties of the Tower of London.
Gunthorpe Street, E1 Gunthorpe Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hackney Road, E2 Hackney Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hanbury Street, E1 Hanbury Street is a long road running west-east from Commercial Street to Vallance Road.
Hare Walk, N1 Hare Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Harrow Place, E1 Harrow Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hassard Street, E2 This is a street in the E2 postcode area
Haydon Street, E1 The eastern end of Haydon Street was called Mansell Passage.
Haydon Street, EC3N Haydon Street heads east from the Minories.
Hebden Court, E2 Hebden Court is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Heneage Street, E1 Heneage Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Henriques Street, E1 Henriques Street was formerly called Berner Street.
Hereford Street, E2 Hereford Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hobsons Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hocker Street, E2 Hocker Street, like the other seven roads radiating from Arnold Circus commemorate the Huguenot connection with the area.
Holywell Lane, EC2A Holywell Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Hooper Street, E1 Hooper Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hopetown Street, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Horatio Street, E2 Horatio Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Houndsditch, E1 A street within the EC3A postcode
Houndsditch, EC3A Houndsditch is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
How’s Street, E2 How’s Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Hunton Street, E1 Hunton Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
India Street, EC3N India Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Ion Square, E2 Ion Square is a road in the E2 postcode area
Jewry Street, EC3N Jewry Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
John Fisher Street, E1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kent and Essex Yard, E1 Kent and Essex Yard ran north of Whitechapel High Street, close to the west side of Commercial Street.
Kent Street, E2 Kent Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Kent Stret, E2 Kent Stret is a road in the E2 postcode area
Kerbela Street, E2 Kerbela Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Kings Arms Court, E1 Kings Arms Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Kingsland Road, E2 Kingsland Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Kirton Gardens, E2 Kirton Gardens is a road in the E2 postcode area
Lamb Street, E1 Lamb Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Leman Street, E1 Leman Street was named after Sir John Leman.
Leyden Street, E1 Leyden Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Library Square, E1 Library Square is a road in the E1 postcode area
Ligonier Street, E2 Ligonier Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Little Paternoster Row, E1 Little Paternoster Row was once known as French Alley.
Little Somerset Street, E1 Little Somerset Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Lloyd?s Avenue, EC3N Lloyd?s Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Lloyds Avenue, EC3N Lloyds Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Loft House 46a Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Lolesworth Close, E1 Lolesworth Close is a short cul-de-sac on the east side of Commercial Street which was originally the western extremity of Flower and Dean Street.
London Fruit Exchange, E1 London Fruit Exchange is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Long Street, E2 Long Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Mail Coach Yard, E2 Mail Coach Yard is a road in the E2 postcode area
Manningtree Street, E1 Manningtree Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Mansell Street, E1 Mansell Street runs north-south on the City of London border.
Mansell Street, EC3N Mansell Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Market Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Marlow House, E2 Marlow House was built in 1899.
Mary Graces Court, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Middlesex Street, E1 Middlesex Street is home to the Petticoat Lane Market.
Middlesex Street, EC3A Middlesex Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Mill Yard, E1 Mill Yard is a road in the E1 postcode area
Minories, EC3N Minories is one of the old streets of the City of London.
Mitali Passage, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Mitre Avenue, E17 Mitre Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area.
Mitre Square, EC3A Mitre Square is a small square in the City of London.
Mitre Street, EC3A Mitre Street connects Creechurch Lane with the Aldgate.
Monteagle Court, N1 Monteagle Court is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Monthope Road, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Moss Close, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Mulberry Street, E1 Mulberry Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Nantes Passage, E1 Nantes Passage (also Church Passage) was built for Huguenot weavers.
Navarre Street, E2 Navarre Street leads southwest from Arnold Circus towards Boundary Street.
Nazrul Street, E2 Nazrul Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Nesham Street, E1W Nesham Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
New Drum Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
New Goulston Street, E1 New Goulston Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
New Inn Yard, EC2A New Inn Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
North Tenter Street, E1 North Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Norton Folgate, E1 Norton Folgate is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Norton Folgate, EC2M Norton Folgate is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Nuttall Street, N1 Nuttall Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Old Castle Street, E1 Old Castle Street runs north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street, the southern section of which incorporates the former Castle Alley, murder site of Ripper victim Alice McKenzie.
Old Montague Street, E1 Old Montague Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Baker’s Row (now Vallance Road) to Brick Lane.
Old Nichol Street, E2 Old Nichol Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Old Spitalfields Market, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Ormsby Street, E2 Ormsby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Osborn Street, E1 Osborn Street is a short road leading from Whitechapel Road to the crossroads with Brick Lane, Wentworth Street and Old Montague Street.
Osborne Street, E1 Osborne Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Osbourne Street, E1 Osbourne Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Padbury Court, E2 Padbury Court is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Palissy Street, E2 Palissy Street runs northeast from Arnold Circus.
Parliament Court, E1 Parliament Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Paxton House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Pearson Street, E2 Pearson Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pecks Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Pedley Street, E1 Pedley Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Pelter Street, E2 Pelter Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Pepys Street, EC3N Pepys Street links Seething Lane in the west to Cooper’s Row in the east.
Perseverance Works, E2 Perseverance Works is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Petticoat Square, E1 A street within the postcode
Petticoat Tower, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Petty Wales, EC3N Petty Wales is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Philchurch Place, E1 Philchurch Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Pinchin Street, E1 Pinchin Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Plough Yard, EC2A Plough Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Plumbers Row, E1 Plumbers Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Pomell Way, E1 Pomell Way is a road in the E1 postcode area
Portsoken Street, E1 Portsoken Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Prescot Street, E1 Prescot Street was named for Rebecca Prescott, wife of William Leman.
Princelet Street, E1 Princelet Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Printing House Yard, E2 Printing House Yard is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Puma Court, E1 Puma Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Pump Track, IG7 Pump Track is a road in the IG7 postcode area
Quaker Street, E1 Quaker Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Quilter Street, E2 Quilter Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Railway Arches, EC3N Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Ravenscroft Street, E2 Ravenscroft Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Redchurch Street, E2 Redchurch Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Redvers Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Retford Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Rhoda Street, E2 Rhoda Street was formerly Peter Street.
Riga Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Roberta Street, E2 Roberta Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Rochelle Street, E2 Rochelle Street connects Swanfield Street with Arnold Circus.
Rose Court, E1 Rose Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Royal Mint Court, EC3N Royal Mint Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Royal Mint Place, E1 Royal Mint Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Royal Mint Street, E1 Royal Mint Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Rupert Street, E1 Rupert Street was situated to the east of Leman Street.
Sale Street, E2 Sale Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Sandy’s Row, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Sandys Row, E1 Sandys Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Saracen?s Head Yard, EC3N Saracen?s Head Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Savage Gardens, EC3N Savage Gardens connects Crutched Friars in the north to Trinity Square in the south, crossing Pepys Street.
Scarborough Street, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Scawfell Street, E2 Scawfell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Sclater Street, E1 Sclater Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shacklewell Street, E2 Shacklewell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Shipton Street, E2 Shipton Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Shoreditch High Street, E1 Shoreditch High Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shoreditch High Street, E8 This is a street in the E8 postcode area
Shoreditch High Street, EC1V Shoreditch High Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A Shoreditch High Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Shorter Street, E1 Shorter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shorter Street, EC3N Shorter Street is a road in the EC3N postcode area
South Tenter Street, E1 South Tenter Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Spellman Street, E1 Spellman Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Spelman Street, E1 Spelman Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Spital Square, E1 Spital Square was started in 1733 - Robert Seymour’s edition of Stow’s Survey of London re marked that "in place of this hospital (St. Mary Spital), ... are now built many handsome houses for merchants and others".
Spital Street, E1 Spital Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Spring Walk, E1 Spring Walk is a road in the E1 postcode area
Squirries Street, E2 Squirries Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
St Botolph Street, EC3A St Botolph Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St Clare Street, EC3N St Clare Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
St James’s Passage, EC3A St James’s Passage was formerly known as Church Passage.
St James’s Place, EC3A St James Place was an open square, formerly Broad Court, which held a daily market that sold fruits of various kinds.
St Mark Street, E1 St Mark Street was built on the old Goodman’s Fields.
St Matthews Row, E2 St Matthews Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
St. Botolph Street, EC3A St. Botolph Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St. John’s Drive, SW18 A street within the E1 postcode
St. Katharines Way, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Stamp Place, E2 Stamp Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Stanway Street, N1 Stanway Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Star Place, E1W Star Place is a road in the E1W postcode area
Stoney Lane, E1 Stoney Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Stothard Place, EC2M Stothard Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Streatley Buildings, E2 Streatley Buildings was the first block of the new Boundary Estate - completed in 1896.
Strouts Place, E2 Strouts Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Strype Street, E1 Strype Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Sunbury Workshops, E2 Sunbury Workshops is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Swan Passage, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Swanfield Street, E2 Swanfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Tamarind Yard, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Tea Building, E1 Tea Building is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Technology Centre, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Telfords Yard, E1W Telfords Yard is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Tenter Ground, E1 Tenter Ground is one of the notable streets of Spitalfields.
The Queen?s Steps, EC3N The Queen?s Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
The Queen’s Steps, EC3N The Queen’s Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Thomas More Square, E1W Thomas More Square is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Thomas More Square, E1W A street within the postcode
Thomas More Street, E1W Thomas More Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Thrawl Street, E1 Originally built by Henry Thrall (or Thrale) c.1656, Thrawl Street ran east-west from Brick Lane as far as George Street across a former tenter field owned by the Fossan brothers, Thomas and Lewis.
Thurtle Road, E2 Thurtle Road is a road in the E2 postcode area
Tower Bridge Approach, E1W Tower Bridge Approach is a road in the E1W postcode area
Tower Bridge Approach, EC3N Tower Bridge Approach is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Tower Bridge, E1W Tower Bridge is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Tower Hill Terrace, EC3N Tower Hill Terrace is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Tower Hill, EC3N Tower Hill is a street and square, northwest of the Tower of London.
Tower Walk, E1W Tower Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Toynbee Street, E1 Toynbee Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Trinity Square, EC3N Trinity Square is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Turin Street, E2 Turin Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Turville Street, E2 Turville Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Underwood Road, E1 Underwood Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Union Central, E2 Union Central is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Union Walk, E2 Union Walk is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Unit 405, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Vaughan Way, E1W Vaughan Way is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Victoria Yard, E1 Victoria Yard is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Vine Street, EC3N Vine Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Virginia Road, E2 Virginia Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Virginia Street, E1W Virginia Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Warner Place, E2 Warner Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Waterson Street, E2 Waterson Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wear Place, E2 Wear Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Weaver Street, E1 Weaver Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wellclose Square, E1 Wellclose Square lies between Cable Street to the north and The Highway to the south.
Wellington Row, E2 Wellington Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wentworth Street, E1 Wentworth Street runs east-west from the junction of Brick Lane, Osborn Street and Old Montague Street to Middlesex Street, forming part of the boundary between Spitalfields and St Mary’s Whitechapel.
West Tenter Street, E1 West Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Weymouth Terrace, E2 Weymouth Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wheler Street, E1 Wheler Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Whitby Street, E1 Whitby Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
White Church Lane, E1 White Church Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
White Church Passage, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
White Kennet Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
White Kennett Street, E1 White Kennett Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
White Kennett Street, EC3A White Kennett Street was named after a Bishop of Peterborough.
Whitechapel High Street, E1 Whitechapel High Street runs approximately west-east from Aldgate High Street to Whitechapel Road and is designated as part of the A11.
Whitechapel Market, E1 Whitechapel Market is a road in the E1 postcode area
Whitechapel Technology Centre, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Whitechapel, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Whites Row, E1 White’s Row is a narrow thoroughfare running east-west from Commercial Street to Crispin Street.
Widegate Street, E1 Widegate Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wilkes Street, E1 Wilkes Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wimbolt Street, E2 Wimbolt Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wood Close, E2 Wood Close is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Woodseer Street, E1 Woodseer Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wool House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Yorkton Street, E2 Yorkton Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.


Spitalfields

Spitalfields is near to Liverpool Street station and Brick Lane.

The area straddles Commercial Street and is home to several markets, including the historic Old Spitalfields Market, and various Brick Lane Markets on Brick Lane and Cheshire Street. Petticoat Lane Market lies on the area's south-western boundaries.

The name Spitalfields appears in the form Spittellond in 1399; as The spitel Fyeld on the 16th-century Civitas Londinium map associated with Ralph Agas. The land belonged to St Mary Spital, a priory or hospital erected on the east side of the Bishopsgate thoroughfare in 1197, and the name is thought to derive from this. An alternative, and possibly earlier, name for the area was Lolsworth.

After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Spitalfields was inhabited by prosperous French Huguenot silk weavers. In the early 19th century their descendants were reduced to a deplorable condition due to the competition of the Manchester textile factories and the area began to deteriorate into crime-infested slums. The spacious and handsome Huguenot houses were divided up into tiny dwellings which were rented by poor families of labourers, who sought employment in the nearby docks.

The area has recently attracted a IT-literate younger population.
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