Knighton Street, E1W

Road built in the 1980s with housing mainly dating from the 1980s

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Knighton Street, E1W

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Knighton Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.




NEARBY STREETS
A Half, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Agatha Close, E1W Agatha Close is a road in the E1W postcode area
Alderman Stairs, E1W Alderman Stairs is a road in the E1W postcode area
Alderman Stairs, SE1 Alderman Stairs is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Asher Way, E1W Asher Way is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Asher Way, E98 Asher Way is a road in the E98 postcode area
Balkan Walk, E1W Balkan Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Bermondsey Wall East, SE16 Bermondsey Wall East is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bermondsey Wall West, SE1 Bermondsey Wall West is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Bermondsey Wall West, SE16 Bermondsey Wall West is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Brewhouse Lane, E1W Brewhouse Lane is a road in the E1W postcode area
Bridewell Place, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Bridgeport Place, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Burr Close, E1W Burr Close is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Chambers Street, SE16 Chambers Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Chandler Street, E1W Chandler Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Choppins Court, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Cinnamon Street, E1W Cinnamon Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Clave Street, E1W Clave Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Clegg Street, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Cloysters Green, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Cobblestone Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Codling Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Cork Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Cottle Lane, SE16 Cottle Lane is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Discovery Walk, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Douthwaite Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Dundee Street, E1W Dundee Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
East Lane, SE16 A street within the postcode
Elephant Lane, SE16 Elephant Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Farncombe Street, SE16 Farncombe Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Farthing Fields, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Flockton Street, SE16 Flockton Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Fountain Green Square, SE16 Fountain Green Square is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Fowey Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Fulford Street, SE16 Fulford Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Globe Stairs, SE16 Globe Stairs is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Green Bank, E1W Green Bank is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Greenbank, E1W Greenbank is a road in the E1W postcode area
Gun Wharf, E3 Gun Wharf is a road in the E3 postcode area
Gun Wharf, E9 Gun Wharf is a road in the E9 postcode area
Hellings Street, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Hermitage Court, E1W Hermitage Court is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Hermitage Wall, E1W Hermitage Wall is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Hilliards Court, E1W Hilliards Court is a road in the E1W postcode area
Inglefield Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Jacob Street, SE1 Jacob Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Jacob Street, SE16 Jacob Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
John Rennie Walk, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Keetons Road, SE16 A street within the E1W postcode
Kennet Street, E1W Kennet Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
King Henry’s Stairs, E1W King Henry’s Stairs lead down to King Henry’s Wharf.
King Stairs Close, SE16 King Stairs Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Knighten Street, E1W Knighten Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Lilley Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Lime Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Mace Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Marble Quay, E1W Marble Quay is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Maynards Quay, E1W Maynards Quay is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Meeting House Alley, E1W Alley is a road in the E1W postcode area
Merchant Court, E1W Merchant Court is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Mews Street, E1W Mews Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
National Terrace, SE16 National Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Nesham Street, E1W Nesham Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Olivers Wharf, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Orton Street, E1W Orton Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Penang Street, E1W Penang Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Pier Head, E1W Pier Head is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Plough Alley, E1W Plough Alley appears on the 1860 map.
Porters Walk, E1W Porters Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Portland Square, E1W Portland Square is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Pottery Street, SE16 Pottery Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
President Drive, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Providence Square, SE1 Providence Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Prusom Street, E1W Prusom Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Raine Street, E1W Raine Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Reardon Path, E1W This is a street in the E1W postcode area
Reardon Street, E1W Reardon Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Roding Mews, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Sampson Street, E1W Sampson Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Scandrett Street, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Smeaton Street, E1W Smeaton Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Spirit Quay, E1W Spirit Quay is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Springalls Wharf Apartments, SE16 Springalls Wharf Apartments is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St Anthony’s Close, E1W St Anthony’s Close is a road in the E1W postcode area
St Katharine By The Tower, E1W St Katharine By The Tower is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
St Katherines By The Tower, E1W St Katherines By The Tower is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
St. Katharines Way, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Stevedore Street, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Stockholm Way, E1W Stockholm Way is a road in the E1W postcode area
Street Katharine’s Way, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Tamarind Yard, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Tench Street, E1W Tench Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W 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.
Torrington Place, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Tower Hamlets, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Vaughan Way, E1W Vaughan Way is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Vinegar Street, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Wapping High Street, E1W Wapping High Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Wapping Lane, E1W Wapping Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Wapping Old Stairs East, E1W Wapping Old Stairs East is a road in the E1W postcode area
Waterman Way, E1W Waterman Way is a road in the E1W postcode area
Watts Street, E1W Watts Street lay at the heart of the 1926 Wapping housing scheme, undertaken by the London County Council.
Waveney Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Welland Mews, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Wellington Terrace, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Wine Close, E1W Wine Close is a road in the E1W postcode area
Wolseley Street, SE1 Wolseley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.


Whitechapel

Whitechapel is a neighbourhood whose heart is Whitechapel Road itself, named for a small chapel of ease dedicated to St Mary.

By the late 1500s Whitechapel and the surrounding area had started becoming 'other half' of London. Located downwind of the genteel sections of west London which were to see the expansion of Westminster Abbey and construction of Buckingham Palace, it naturally attracted the more fragrant activities of the city, particularly tanneries, breweries, foundries (including the Whitechapel Bell Foundry which later cast Philadelphia's Liberty Bell and also Big Ben), slaughterhouses and, close by to the south, the gigantic Billingsgate fish market, famous in its day for the ornately foul language of the extremely Cockney fishwomen who worked there.

Population shifts from rural areas to London from the 1600s to the mid 1800s resulted in great numbers of more or less destitute people taking up residence amidst the industries and mercantile interests that had attracted them. By the 1840s Whitechapel, along with the enclaves of Wapping, Aldgate, Bethnal Green, Mile End, Limehouse and Stepney (collectively known today as the East End), had evolved, or devolved, into classic 'dickensian' London. Whitechapel Road itself was not particularly squalid through most of this period - it was the warren of small dark streets branching from it that contained the greatest suffering, filth and danger, especially Dorset St., Thrawl St., Berners St. (renamed Henriques St.), Wentworth St. and others.

In the Victorian era the base population of poor English country stock was swelled by immigrants from all over, particularly Irish and Jewish. 1888 saw the depredations of the Whitechapel Murderer, later known as 'Jack the Ripper'. In 1902, American author Jack London, looking to write a counterpart to Jacob Riis's seminal book How the Other Half Lives, donned ragged clothes and boarded in Whitechapel, detailing his experiences in The People of the Abyss. Riis had recently documented the astoundingly bad conditions in the leading city of the United States. Jack London, a socialist, thought it worthwhile to explore conditions in the leading city of the nation that had created modern capitalism. He concluded that English poverty was far rougher than the American variety. The juxtaposition of the poverty, homelessness, exploitive work conditions, prostitution, and infant mortality of Whitechapel and other East End locales with some of the greatest personal wealth the world has ever seen made it a focal point for leftist reformers of all kinds, from George Bernard Shaw, whose Fabian Society met regularly in Whitechapel, to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, who boarded and led rallies in Whitechapel during his exile from Russia.

Whitechapel remained poor (and colourful) through the first half of the 20th Century, though somewhat less desperately so. It suffered great damage in the V2 German rocket attacks and the Blitz of World War II. Since then, Whitechapel has lost its notoriety, though it is still thoroughly working class. The Bangladeshis are the most visible migrant group there today and it is home to many aspiring artists and shoestring entrepreneurs.

Since the 1970s, Whitechapel and other nearby parts of East London have figured prominently in London's art scene. Probably the most prominent art venue is the Whitechapel Art Gallery, founded in 1901 and long an outpost of high culture in a poor neighbourhood. As the neighbourhood has gentrified, it has gained citywide, and even international, visibility and support.

Whitechapel, is a London Underground and London Overground station, on Whitechapel Road was opened in 1876 by the East London Railway on a line connecting Liverpool Street station in the City of London with destinations south of the River Thames. The station site was expanded in 1884, and again in 1902, to accommodate the services of the Metropolitan District Railway, a predecessor of the London Underground. The London Overground section of the station was closed between 2007 and 27 April 2010 for rebuilding, initially reopening for a preview service on 27 April 2010 with the full service starting on 23 May 2010.


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