Myrdle Street, E1

Road is in an area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with most of the buildings dating from the 2000s

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Myrdle Street, E1

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Road · Whitechapel · E1 ·
JANUARY
1
2000

Myrdle Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.




NEARBY STREETS
- 46 Fieldgate Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
A Half, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Adler Street, E1 Adler Street runs between the Whitechapel Road and the Commercial Road.
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.
Amazon Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Angel Alley, E1 Angel Alley was a narrow passage which ran north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street..
Anthony Street, E1 Anthony Street previously ran from Commercial Road through to Cable Street. Just a few metres survive.
Ashfield Street, E1 Ashfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Assam Street, E1 Assam Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
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
Batty Street, E1 Batty Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bigland Street, E1 Bigland Street 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.
Boyard Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Boyd Street, E1 Boyd Street is a road in the E1 postcode 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
Burslem Street, E1 Burslem Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Burwell Close, E1 Burwell Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Cannon St Road, E1 Cannon St Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Cannon Street Road, E1 Cannon Street Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Carillon Court, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
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
Cavell Street, E1 Cavell Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Cavell Street, E1W Cavell Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Chase Imagination, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Chicksand Street, E1 Chicksand Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Christian Street, E1 Christian Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Circle Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Coburg Dwellings, E1 Coburg Dwellings is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Commercial Road, E1 Commercial Road is a major thoroughfare (the A13) running east-west from the junction of Burdett Road and East India Dock Road to Braham Street.
Contemporary Art Gallery, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Court Street, E1 Court Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Damien Street, E1 Damien Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Davenant Street, E1 Davenant Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Dowson Place, E1 Dowson Place appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
Dunch Street, E1 Dunch Street is a street in
Durward Street, E1 Durward Street is a narrow thoroughfare running east-west from Brady Street to Baker’s Row (today’s Vallance Road).
East Cross Centre, E15 East Cross Centre is one of the streets of London in the E15 postal area.
East Mount Street, E1 East Mount Street is a road in the E1 postcode 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
Ellen Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Ely Place, E1 Ely Place appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
Enterprise House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Fairclough Street, E1 Fairclough Street runs from Back Church Lane to Christian Street.
Fenton Street, E1 Fenton Street runs south from Commercial Road.
Fieldgate Street, E1 Fieldgate Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Floor, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Forbes Street, E1 Forbes Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Ford Square, E1 Ford Square is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Fordham Street, E1 Fordham Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Frostic Walk, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Fulbourne Street, E1 Fulbourne Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Goodman Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
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.
Greatorex Street, E1 Greatorex Street was formerly called High Street.
Green Dragon Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Greenfield Road, E1 Greenfield Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hainton Close, E1 Hainton Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Halcrow Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hanbury Street, E1 Hanbury Street is a long road running west-east from Commercial Street to Vallance Road.
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.
Hessel Street, E1 Hessel Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 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
James Voller Way, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Jane Street, E1 Jane Street is now only a few yards long, with no houses.
John Sessions Square, E1 John Sessions Square lies off of Alie Street.
Kinder Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Kings Arms Court, E1 Kings Arms Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Langdale Street, E1 Langdale Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Leman Street, E1 Leman Street was named after Sir John Leman.
Luntley Place, E1 Luntley Place appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
Manningtree Street, E1 Manningtree Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Maples Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Milward Street, E1 Milward Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Mitali Passage, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Monthope Road, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Morris Street, E1 Morris Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Moss Close, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Mount Terrace, E1 Mount Terrace is a road in the E1 postcode area
Mulberry Street, E1 Mulberry Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Nelson Street, E1 Nelson Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
New Drum Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
New Road, E1 New Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Newark Street, E1 Newark Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Old Montague Street, E1 Old Montague Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Baker’s Row (now Vallance Road) to Brick Lane.
Osborn Place, E1 Osborn Place appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
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.
Pace Place, E1 Pace Place is a road in the E1 postcode area
Parfett Street, E1 Parfett Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Philchurch Place, E1 Philchurch Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Philpot Street, E1 Philpot Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Plumbers Row, E1 Plumbers Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Ponler Street, E1 Ponler Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Rampart Street, E1 Rampart Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Raven Row, E1 Raven Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Regal Close, E1 Regal Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Richard Street, E1 Richard Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Riga Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Romford Street, E1 Romford 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.
Settles Street, E1 Settles Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Sly Street, E1 Sly Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal 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 House, E1 Spelman House is a residential block in Whitechapel.
Spelman Street, E1 Spelman Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Spencer Way, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Spring Walk, E1 Spring Walk is a road in the E1 postcode area
St Mark Street, E1 St Mark Street was built on the old Goodman’s Fields.
Star Street, E1 Star Street was, for a while, Planet Street.
Stepney Green Court, E1 Stepney Green Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Stutfield Street, E1 Stutfield Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Sugar House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Technology Centre, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Tillman Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Timberland Road, E1 Timberland Road is a road in the E1 postcode area
Turner Street, E1 Turner Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Umberston Street, E1 Umberston Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Varden Street, E1 Varden Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Vine Court, E1 Vine Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Walburgh Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Walden Street, E1 Walden Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Watney Market, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Watney Street, E1 Watney Street is the location for a famed East End street market.
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
Whitechapel Market, E1 Whitechapel Market is a road in the E1 postcode area
Whitechapel Road, E1 Whitechapel Road is a major arterial road in East London.
Whitechapel Technology Centre, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Whitechapel, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Wicker Street, E1 Wicker Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Wodeham Gardens, E1 Wodeham Gardens is a road in the E1 postcode area
Wool House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode


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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