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NEARBY STREETS
Ada Street, E8 Ada Street was named for one of the Pritchard family, local landowners.
Adelina Grove, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Ainsley Street, E2 Ainsley Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Albert Close, E9 A street within the E9 postcode
Andrews Road, E2 Andrews Road is a road in the E2 postcode area
Andrews Road, E8 Andrews Road is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Angel Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
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.
Audrey Street, E2 Audrey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Barnsley Street, E1 Barnsley Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Batty Street, E1 Batty Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Beck Road, E8 Beck Road is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Benjamin Close, E8 Benjamin Close is a road in the E8 postcode area
Bethnal Green Estate, E2 Bethnal Green Estate is a road in the E2 postcode area
Bethnal Green Road, E2 Bethnal Green Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Bigland Street, E1 Bigland Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Birkbeck Street, E2 Birkbeck Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Blythe Street, E2 Blythe Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Bocking Street, E8 Bocking Street is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Booth Close, E9 A street within the E9 postcode
Boyard Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Boyd Street, E1 Boyd Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Brady Street, E1 Brady Street is a road running north-south from Three Colts Lane to Whitechapel Road.
Broadway Market Mews, E8 Broadway Market Mews is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Broadway Market, E8 Broadway Market is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Bromehead Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Brougham Road, E8 Brougham Road is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Buckfast Street, E2 Buckfast Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Buckhurst Street, E1 Buckhurst Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Buckhurstreet 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
Bush Road, E8 Bush Road is a road in the E8 postcode area
Cable Street, E1 Cable Street was the site of the manufacture of ropes.
Cambridge Crescent, E2 Cambridge Crescent is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Cambridge Heath Road, E1 Cambridge Heath Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Cambridge Heath Road, E2 Cambridge Heath Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal 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.
Canrobert Street, E2 Canrobert Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Castlemain Street, E1 Castlemain 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
Centre Street, E2 Centre Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Chapman Street, E1 Chapman Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Chase Imagination, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Christian Street, E1 Christian Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Clare Street, E2 Clare Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Claredale Street, E2 Claredale Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Clark Street, E1 Clark Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Clarkson Street, E2 Clarkson Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Cleveland Way, E1 Cleveland Way is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Coate Street, E2 Coate Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Coburg Dwellings, E1 Coburg Dwellings is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Collingwood Street, E1 Collingwood Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Colts Lagreenheath Business Centre, E2 Colts Lagreenheath Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the E2 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.
Corbridge Crescent, E2 Corbridge Crescent is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Corfield Street, E2 Corfield Street runs along the route of the former Camden Gardens.
Cornwall Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Court Street, E1 Court Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Coventry Road, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Coventry Road, E2 Coventry Road 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
Croston Street, E8 Croston Street is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Crowder Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Crown Works, E2 Crown Works is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Cudworth Street, E1 Cudworth 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
Darling Row, E1 Darling Row is a road in the E1 postcode area
Darwen Place, E2 Darwen Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Davenant Street, E1 Davenant Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Deancross Street, E1 Deancross Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Dellow Street, E1 Dellow Street was once Blue Gate Fields.
Derbyshire Street, E2 Derbyshire Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Dinmont Street, E2 Dinmont Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Dove Row, E2 Dove Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Dublin Avenue, E8 Dublin Avenue is a road in the E8 postcode area
Dunbridge Street, E2 Dunbridge Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Dunch Street, E1 Dunch Street is a street in
Durant Street, E2 Durant Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Durward Street, E1 Durward Street is a narrow thoroughfare running east-west from Brady Street to Baker’s Row (today’s Vallance Road).
Durwaroad Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Earlston Grove, E9 A street within the E9 postcode
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
Ellen Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Ellsworth Street, E2 Ellsworth Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Emma Street, E2 Emma Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Emma Street, E8 Emma Street is a road in the E8 postcode area
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.
Fletcher Street, E1 Fletcher Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Florida Street, E2 Florida Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
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.
Fremont Street, E9 This is a street in the E9 postcode area
Fulbourne Street, E1 Fulbourne Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Gales Gardens, E2 Gales Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Glass Street, E2 Glass Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Golding Street, E1 Golding Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Goldsmiths Row, E2 Goldsmiths Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Graces Alley, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Granary Road, E1 Granary Road 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.
Greenheath Business Centre, E2 Greenheath Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hackney Road, E2 Hackney Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hadrian Estate, E2 Hadrian Estate is a road in the E2 postcode area
Hague Street, E2 Hague Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hainton Close, E1 Hainton Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Halcrow Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hare Row, E2 Hare Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hawksmoor Mews, E1 Hawksmoor Mews is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Headlam Street, E1 Headlam Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Helena Place, E9 A street within the E9 postcode
Hemming Street, E1 Hemming Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Henriques Street, E1 Henriques Street was formerly called Berner Street.
Herald Street, E2 Herald Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hereford Street, E2 Hereford Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hessel Street, E1 Hessel Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hindmarsh Close, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hollybush Gardens, E2 Hollybush Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hollybush Place, E2 Hollybush Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Huddleston Close, E2 Huddleston Close is a road in the E2 postcode area
Imperial Wharf, E2 Imperial Wharf is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Ion Square, E2 Ion Square is a road in the E2 postcode area
Ivimey Street, E2 Ivimey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Jackman Street, E8 Jackman Street is a road in the E8 postcode area
James Docherty House Patriot Square, E2 James Docherty House Patriot Square is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal 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.
Jersey Street, E2 Jersey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Johnson Close, E8 Johnson Close is a road in the E8 postcode area
Jubilee Street, E1 Jubilee Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Kay Street, E2 Kay Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Kelsey Street, E2 Kelsey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Key Close, E1 Key Close is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Kinder Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
King David Lane, E1 King David Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Langdale Street, E1 Langdale Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Lark Row, E2 Lark Row is a road in the E2 postcode area
Laxfield Court, E8 Laxfield Court is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Leopold Mews, E9 Leopold Mews is one of the streets of London in the E9 postal area.
Lindley Street, E1 Lindley Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Lomas Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Lowood Street, E1 Lowood Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Malcolm Place, E2 Malcolm Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Malcolm Road, E1 Malcolm Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Mansford Street, E2 Mansford Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Mape Street, E2 Mape Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Maple Street, E2 Maple Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Mare Street, E9 Mare Street is a road in the E9 postcode area
Marian Place, E2 Marian Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Marlborough Avenue, E8 Marlborough Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Martha Street, E1 Martha Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Menotti Street, E2 This is a street in the E2 postcode area
Merceron Street, E1 Merceron Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Middleton Street, E2 Middleton Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Mile End Road, N1 A street within the E1 postcode
Millennium Place, E2 Millennium Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Milward Street, E1 Milward Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Minerva Street, E2 This is a street in the E2 postcode area
Montpelier Place, E1 Montpelier Place is a road in the E1 postcode area
Morris Street, E1 Morris Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Morton Close, E1 This is a street 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
Mowlem Street, E2 Mowlem Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Moye Close, E2 Moye Close is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Mulberry Court, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Museum Passage, E2 Museum Passage is a road in the E2 postcode area
Myrdle Street, E1 Myrdle Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Nant Street, E2 Nant Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Nelson Gardens, E2 Nelson Gardens is a road in the E2 postcode area
Nelson Street, E1 Nelson Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
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.
Newbold Cottages, E1 Newbold Cottages is a road in the E1 postcode area
Nicholl Street, E2 Nicholl Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Northiam Street, E2 Northiam Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Northiam Street, E9 A street within the E9 postcode
O’Leary Square, E1 O’Leary Square is a road in the E1 postcode area
Old Bethnal Green Road, E2 Old Bethnal Green Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Orwell Court, E8 Orwell Court is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Pace Place, E1 Pace Place is a road in the E1 postcode area
Paradise Row, E2 Paradise Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Parfett Street, E1 Parfett Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Parmiter Street, E2 Parmiter Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Patriot Square, E2 Patriot Square is a road in the E2 postcode area
Patriots Square, E2 Patriots Square is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Peel Grove, E2 Peel Grove is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pennethorne Close, E9 Pennethorne Close is one of the streets of London in the E9 postal area.
Pereira Street, E1 Pereira Street ran north/south in Bethnal Green.
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.
Pinchin Street, E1 Pinchin 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.
Pollard Row, E2 Pollard Row runs north from Florida Street in Bethnal Green.
Pollard Street, E2 Pollard Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Ponler Street, E1 Ponler Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Pott Street, E2 Pott Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pownall Road, E8 Pownall Road is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Poyser Street, E2 Poyser Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pritchards Road, E2 Pritchards Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pump Track, IG7 Pump Track is a road in the IG7 postcode area
Pundersons Gardens, E2 Pundersons Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Railway Arches, E1 Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Railway Arches, E2 Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Rampart Street, E1 Rampart Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Ramsey Street, E2 Ramsey Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Raven Row, E1 Raven Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Red Path, E9 Red Path is a road in the E9 postcode area
Regal Close, E1 Regal Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Regent’s Row, E8 Regent’s Row is a road in the E8 postcode area
Richard Street, E1 Richard Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Rivington Walk, E8 This is a street in the E8 postcode area
Roberta Street, E2 Roberta Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Robinson Road, E2 Robinson Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Roger Dowley Close, E2 Roger Dowley Close is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Romford Street, E1 Romford Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Rushmead, E2 Rushmead is a road in the E2 postcode area
Russia Lane, E2 Russia Lane was formerly called Rushy Lane.
Sage Street, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Sale Street, E2 Sale Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
School Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Scott Street, E1 Scott Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Selby Street, E1 Selby Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Settles Street, E1 Settles Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shadwell Gardens, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shadwell Place, E1 Shadwell Place is a road in the E1 postcode area
Sheep Lane, E8 Sheep Lane is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Sidney Square, E1 Sidney Square is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Sidney Street, E1 Sidney Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Silk Weaver Way, E2 This is a street in the E2 postcode area
Sly Street, E1 Sly Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Solander Gardens, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Somerford Street, E1 Somerford Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Sotheran Close, E8 Sotheran Close is a road in the E8 postcode area
Spencer Way, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
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 Judes Road, E2 St Judes Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
St. Peter’s Avenue, E11 St. Peter’s Avenue is a road in the E11 postcode area
St. Peter’s Close, E2 St. Peter’s Close is a road in the E2 postcode area
Star Street, E1 Star Street was, for a while, Planet Street.
Stephan Close, E8 Stephan Close is a road in the E8 postcode area
Stepney Green Court, E1 Stepney Green Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Stepney Way, E1 Stepney Way 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
Surma Close, E1 Surma Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Sutton Street, E1 Sutton Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Swedenborg Gardens, E1 Swedenborg Gardens is a road in the E1 postcode area
Tait Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Tapp Street, E1 Tapp Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Tarling Street, E1 Tarling Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Teale Street, E2 Teale Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Teesdale Yard, E2 Teesdale Yard is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Temple Street, E2 Temple Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Temple Yard, E2 Temple Yard is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Templecombe Road, E9 A street within the E9 postcode
Tent Street, E1 Tent Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
The Oval, E2 The Oval is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Three Colts Corner, E2 Three Colts Corner is a road in the E2 postcode area
Three Colts Lane, E1 Three Colts Lane is a road in the E1 postcode area
Three Colts Lane, E2 Three Colts Lane is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Tillman Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Timberland Road, E1 Timberland Road is a road in the E1 postcode area
Trahorn Close, E1 Trahorn Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Treadway Street, E2 Treadway Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Trederwen Road, E8 Trederwen Road is a road in the E8 postcode area
Triangle Road, E8 Triangle Road is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Trinity Green, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Turner Street, E1 Turner Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Twine Court, E1 Twine Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Umberston Street, E1 Umberston Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Underwood Road, E1 Underwood Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Union Walk Railway Arches, E2 Union Walk Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Vallance Road, E1 Vallance Road is a significant road running north-south from Bethnal Green Road to Whitechapel Road.
Vallance Road, E2 Vallance Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Varden Street, E1 Varden Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Vawdrey Close, E1 Vawdrey Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Viaduct Place, E2 Viaduct Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Viaduct Street, E2 Viaduct Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Victoria Park Square, E2 Victoria Park Square is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Vine Court, E1 Vine Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Voss Street, E2 Voss Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Vyner Street, E2 Vyner Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wadeson Street, E2 Wadeson Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Walburgh Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Walden Street, E1 Walden Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Warneford Street, E8 Warneford Street is a road in the E8 postcode area
Warneford Street, E9 Warneford Street is one of the streets of London in the E9 postal area.
Warneforoad Street, E9 A street within the E9 postcode
Warner Place, E2 Warner Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal 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.
Wellclose Square, E1 Wellclose Square lies between Cable Street to the north and The Highway to the south.
Welshpool Street, E8 Welshpool Street is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Westgate Street, E8 Westgate Street is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Wharf Place, E2 Wharf Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
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, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Wicker Street, E1 Wicker Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Wickford Street, E1 Wickford Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wilde Close, E8 Wilde Close is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Wilmot Street, E2 Wilmot Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Winkley Street, E2 Winkley Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Winthrop Street, E1 Winthrop Street was formerly a narrow street running east-west from Brady Street to Durward Street.
Witan Street, E2 Witan Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wodeham Gardens, E1 Wodeham Gardens is a road in the E1 postcode area
Wolsey Street, E1 Wolsey Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Wood Close, E2 Wood Close is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wool House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Wyllen Close, E1 Wyllen Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Zander Court, E2 Zander Court is a street in London


Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green - a happy corner

Bethnal Green is located 3.3 miles northeast of Charing Cross, It was historically an agrarian hamlet in the ancient parish of Stepney, Middlesex.

The name Blithehale or Blythenhale, the earliest form of Bethnal Green, is derived from the Anglo-Saxon healh ('angle, nook, or corner') and blithe ('happy, blithe').

Following population increases caused by the expansion of London during the 18th century, it was split off as the parish of Bethnal Green in 1743, becoming part of the Metropolis in 1855 and the County of London in 1889. The parish became the Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green in 1900 and the population peaked in 1901, entering a period of steady decline which lasted until 1981. Bethnal Green has formed part of Greater London since 1965.

The economic history of Bethnal Green is characterised by a shift away from agricultural provision for the City of London to market gardening, weaving and light industry, which has now all but disappeared.

By about 1860 Bethnal Green was mainly full of tumbledown old buildings with many families living in each house. By the end of the century, Bethnal Green was one of the poorest slums in London. Jack the Ripper operated at the western end of Bethnal Green and in neighbouring Whitechapel. In 1900, the Old Nichol Street Rookery was demolished, and the Boundary Estate opened on the site near the boundary with Shoreditch. This was the world's first council housing. The quality of the built environment was radically reformed by the aerial bombardment of World War II and the subsequent social housing developments.

Bethnal Green has a tube station on the Central Line of the London Underground. The station was opened as part of the long planned Central Line eastern extension on 4 December 1946; before that it was used as an air-raid shelter. On 3 March 1943, 173 people were killed in a crush while attempting to enter the shelter.

The station is an example of the New Works Programme 1935 - 1940 style adopted by London Transport for its new tube stations. Extensive use is made of pale yellow tiling, originally manufactured by Poole Pottery. The finishes include relief tiles, showing symbols of London and the area served by the London Passenger Transport Board, designed by Harold Stabler. The station entrances, all in the form of subway access staircases to the subterranean ticket hall, all show the design influences of Charles Holden, the consulting architect for London Transport at this time.

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