Commercial Street, E1

Road in/near Spitalfields, existing between 1844 and now

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Commercial Street, E1

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MARCH
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2017

Commercial Street is a major thoroughfare running north-south from Shoreditch High Street to Whitechapel High Street.

The first plans for a new street in Spitalfields and Whitechapel was made by a Select Committee on Metropolitan Improvements in August 1836. This Committee recommended the construction of a street ’from Finsbury Square to Whitechapel Church and the Commercial Road’, to run in a straight line from the Bishopsgate end of Middlesex Street to near the southern end of Osborn Street. An alternative scheme put to the Committee by the chairman of the Tower Hamlets Commissioners of Sewers was, however, closer to the line finally chosen.

By 1838, the proposed path of the new road was beginning to take shape after taking into consideration the opinions of various organisations and it was considered fortuitous that the road would cut through and remove numerous slums such as those in Rose Lane and Vine Street. Therefore, not only would it link northern routes to Commercial Road and thus the docks, but also achieve ’the destruction of a neighbourhood inhabited by persons addicted to vices and immorality of the worst description’ (the linking of Thrawl Street to the new street via Keate Court in 1859 was considered a highly desirable development).

The work of clearing these densely packed and often dangerous slums was no mean task. Men worked at night to empty and fill in the ’privy-pits’ in the congested courts on the line of the street. In November of 1844, the gas-pipes were laid and by December the street line from Whitechapel High Street to Christ Church had been completely marked out. The termination of the street at the church was ridiculed ’as if the only object of the line was to enable the sailors of our merchantmen to attend divine service on Sunday’

The laying of the new road effectively wiped out a number of streets. They were Essex Street, Rose Lane, Red Lion Street, Vine Street and much of Wheler Street.
The original name for the new road was Spital Street, but as a street of this name already existed nearby (in Mile End New Town), the name Commercial Street was agreed in September 1845 with building commencing in October.

An act of July 1846 authorised the extension of Commercial Street northwards (from Christ Church to Shoreditch High Street), though building did not start until 1851. By 1856 it had been paved as far as Fleur-de-lis Street and was finally completed in 1858.

Commercial Street presented a strange assortment of architectural styles, but the most popular became known as ’warehouse gothic’, examples of which are still extant today.

The cutting of Commercial Street through the notorious rookeries of Spitalfields failed to alleviate the criminality of the district, despite opening up notorious thoroughfares to greater scrutiny. Thus it played an important part in the lives of the local community and indeed the lives of the victims of the Whitechapel Murders.


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Commercial Street looking south, c.1907. Spitalfields Market is on the right.

Commercial Street looking south, c.1907. Spitalfields Market is on the right.
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NEARBY STREETS
Academy Buildings Fanshaw Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Acorn Street, E1 Acorn Street, Bishopsgate, was named from an old tavern sign.
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.
Arden Estate, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Arnold Circus, E2 Arnold Circus lies to the north of Shoreditch.
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.
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.
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.
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
Bateman’s Row, EC2A This is a street in the EC2A postcode area
Batemans Row, EC2A Batemans Row is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Beer Lane, EC3R Beer Lane ran from the east end of Great Tower Street to Lower Thames Street.
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.
Bevis Marks, EC3A Bevis Marks is a short street in the ward of Aldgate in the City of London.
Billiter Square, EC3M Billiter Square is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Billiter Street, EC3M Billiter Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Bishops Square, E1 Bishops Square is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bishopsgate Arcade, EC2M Bishopsgate Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Bishopsgate, EC2M Bishopsgate was originally the entry point for travellers coming from the north east into London.
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.
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, E1 Brick Lane runs north from the junction of Osborn Street, Old Montague Street and Wentworth Street, through Spitalfields to Bethnal Green Road.
Brick Lane, E2 The northernmost section of Brick Lane lies within the E2 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.
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
Burr Close, E1W Burr Close is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Bury Street, EC3A Bury Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Buxton Street, E1 Buxton Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Byward Street, EC3R Byward Street was laid out between 1895 and 1906.
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.
Camomile Street, EC3A Camomile Street is a short street in the City of London
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
Cavendish Court, EC3A Cavendish Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal 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.
Charlotte Road, EC2A Charlotte Road is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
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.
Christina Street, EC2A Christina Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A 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
Clothworkers Hall, EC3R Clothworkers Hall is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Cloysters Green, E1W A street within the E1W 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.
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.
Crabtree Close, E2 Crabtree Close is a road in the E2 postcode area
Creechurch Lane, EC3A Creechurch Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal 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.
Curtain Place, EC2A Curtain Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Curtain Road, EC2 Curtain Road is one of the streets of London in the EC2 postal area.
Curtain Road, EC2A Curtain Road is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Curtan Road, EC2A Curtan Road is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Cutler Street, E1 Cutler Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Cutler Street, EC3A Cutler Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A 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.
Devonshire Row, EC2M Devonshire Row is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Devonshire Square, E1 Devonshire Square is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Devonshire Square, EC2M Devonshire Square is one of the streets of London in the EC2M 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.
Dray Walk, E1 Dray Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Drysdale Place, E2 Drysdale Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Drysdale Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Drysdale Street, N1 Drysdale Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 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.
Dunster Court, EC3R Dunster Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3R 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.
Ebor Street, E1 Ebor Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Elder Street, E1 Elder Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Elwin Street, E2 Elwin Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Enfield Cloisters, N1 Enfield Cloisters is a road in the N1 postcode area
Ensigreen Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Exchange Arcade, EC2M Exchange Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Exchange Square, EC2A Exchange Square is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Exchange Square, EC2M Exchange Square is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
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.
Falkirk Street, N1 Falkirk Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Fanshaw Street Academy Buildings, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Fashion Street, E1 Fashion Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Brick Lane to Commercial Street.
Fenchurch Avenue, EC3M Fenchurch Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Fenchurch Buildings, EC3M Fenchurch Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Fenchurch Place, EC3M Fenchurch Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Fenchurch Street, EC3M Fenchurch Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3M 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
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.
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
Gatesborough Street, EC2A Gatesborough Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
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
Goodman’s Yard, E1 Goodman’s Yard is a street between Minories and Mansell Street.
Goring Street, EC3A Goring Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
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.
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.
Great Eastern Street, EC2A Great Eastern Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Great Tower Street, EC3R Great Tower Street, originally known just as Tower Street, forms an eastern continuation of Eastcheap.
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.
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.
Hart Street, EC3R Hart Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R 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.
Hearn Street, EC2A Hearn Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Heneage Lane, EC3A Heneage Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Heneage Street, E1 Heneage Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hewett Street, EC2A Hewett Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A 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.
Homefield Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
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.
Hoxton Street, N1 Hoxton Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal 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.
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.
Kerbela Street, E2 Kerbela Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
King John Court, EC2A King John Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal 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.
London Street, EC3R London Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R 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
Mail Coach Yard, N1 Mail Coach Yard is a road in the N1 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.
Mark Lane, EC3R Mark Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R 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
Mews Street, E1W Mews Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
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.
Minster Court, EC3R Minster Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Minsters Pavement, EC3A Minsters Pavement is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
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
Mundy Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Munster Court, SW6 Munster Court is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Muscovy Street, EC3R Muscovy Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal 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
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 Broadway, EC2A New Inn Broadway is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
New Inn Square, EC2A New Inn Square is a road in the EC2A postcode area
New Inn Street, EC2A New Inn Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
New Inn Yard, EC2A New Inn Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
New London Street, EC3R New London Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
New Street, EC2M New Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M 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.
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.
Plough Yard, EC2A Plough Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2A 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.
Primrose Street, EC2A Primrose Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
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.
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, EC2A Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal 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.
Rear Of 124 Hoxton Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
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
Regan Way, N1 Regan Way is a road in the N1 postcode area
Resource Centre, E1 A street within the SE1 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
Rivington Place, EC2A Rivington Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Rivington Street, EC2A Rivington Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A 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.
Rufus Street, N1 Rufus Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Rupert Street, E1 Rupert Street was situated to the east of Leman Street.
Saint Katharine’s Way, E1W This is a street in the E1W postcode area
Saint Katherine’s Way, E1W Saint Katherine’s Way is a road in the E1W postcode area
Saint Mary Axe, EC3A Saint Mary Axe is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal 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.
Sara Lane Studios, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
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.
Seething Lane, EC3N Seething Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Shacklewell Street, E2 Shacklewell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Shenfield Street, N1 Shenfield Street is a road in the N1 postcode 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
St Anthony’s Close, E1W St Anthony’s Close is a road in the E1W 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 Katharines Way, E1W St Katharines Way is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
St Katharine’s Way, E1W St Katharine’s Way is a road in the E1W postcode area
St Mark Street, E1 St Mark Street was built on the old Goodman’s Fields.
St Mary Axe, EC3A St Mary Axe is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
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
St. Mary’s Grove, N1 A street within the EC3A 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.
Staple Hall, EC3A Staple Hall is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Star Place, E1W Star Place is a road in the E1W postcode area
Stone House Court, EC3A Stone House Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal 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.
Street Katharine’s Way, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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.
Sugar Quay Walk, EC3N Sugar Quay Walk is a road in the EC3N postcode area
Sugar Quay Walk, SE1 Sugar Quay Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Sun Street Passage, EC2A Sun Street Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC2A 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.
Tea Building, E1 Tea Building is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Tenter Ground, E1 Tenter Ground is one of the notable streets of Spitalfields.
The Arcade, EC2M The Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
The Arches, EC2A The Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
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.
Timber Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
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 Place West, EC3R Tower Place West is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Tower Place, EC3R Tower Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
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.
Tyssen Street, N1 Tyssen Street is a road in the N1 postcode 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
Victoria Avenue, EC2M This is a street in the EC2M postcode 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.
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
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.
Whites Row, E1 White’s Row is a narrow thoroughfare running east-west from Commercial Street to Crispin Street.
Whittington Avenue, EC3A Whittington Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
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.
Wilks Place, N1 Wilks Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Woodseer Street, E1 Woodseer Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wrestlers Court, EC3A Wrestlers Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
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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