Three Colts Lane, E2

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Three Colts Lane, E2

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Three Colts Lane is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.




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
Amiel Street, E1 A street within the E1 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.
Approach Road, E2 Approach Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Ashfield Street, E1 Ashfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Assembly Passage, E1 Assembly Passage is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Barnsley Street, E1 Barnsley Street is a road in the E1 postcode 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
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.
Bishops Way, E2 Bishops Way is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Bluebell Close, E9 A street within the E9 postcode
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.
Bonner Road, E2 Bonner Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Booth Close, E9 A street within the E9 postcode
Brady Street, E1 Brady Street is a road running north-south from Three Colts Lane to Whitechapel Road.
Braintree Street, E2 Braintree Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Brierly Gardens, E2 Brierly Gardens is a road in the E2 postcode area
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
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
Cephas Street, E1 Cephas Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Chapman Street, E1 Chapman Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Cherry Tree Close, E9 Cherry Tree Close is a road in the E9 postcode 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
Clermont Road, E9 Clermont Road is a road in the E9 postcode area
Cleveland Grove, E1 Cleveland Grove is a road in the E1 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.
Colebert Avenue, E1 Colebert Avenue is a road in the E1 postcode 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.
Coopers Close, E1 Coopers Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
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 Avenue, E2 Cornwall Avenue is a road in the E2 postcode area
Cornwall Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Cornwood Drive, E1 Cornwood Drive is a road in the E1 postcode area
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.
Croston Street, E8 Croston Street is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
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.
Cyprus Street, E2 Cyprus Street is a road in the E2 postcode 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
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.
Digby Street, E2 Digby Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Dinmont Street, E2 Dinmont Street is a road in the E2 postcode 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
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
Edwin Street, E1 Edwin Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
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
Estate Road, E2 Estate Road is a road in the E2 postcode area
Fenton Street, E1 Fenton Street runs south from Commercial Road.
Florida Street, E2 Florida Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal 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.
Fox Close, E1 Fox Close is a road in the E1 postcode 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.
Gawber Street, E2 Gawber Street 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
Globe Road, E2 Globe Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Golding Street, E1 Golding Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Granary Road, E1 Granary 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.
Hadleigh Close, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hadleigh Street, E1 Hadleigh Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Hadleigh Street, E2 Hadleigh Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hadleigh Walk, E6 Hadleigh Walk is a road in the E6 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
Hannibal Road, E1 Hannibal Road is a road in the E1 postcode area
Hardinge Lane, E1 Hardinge Lane is a road in the E1 postcode area
Hardinge Street, E1 Hardinge Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
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
Helen’s Place, E2 Helen’s Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Helena Place, E9 A street within the E9 postcode
Herald Street, E2 Herald 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.
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.
Jackman Street, E8 Jackman Street is a road in the E8 postcode area
Jamaica Street, E1 Jamaica Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal 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 Street, E1 Johnson Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Jubilee Street, E1 Jubilee Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal 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.
Lang Street, E1 Lang Street 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.
Lark Row, E2 Lark Row is a road in the E2 postcode 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
Lukin Street, E1 Lukin Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal 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.
Mantus Road, E1 Mantus Road is a road in the E1 postcode 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
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
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.
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 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
Nicholas Road, E1 Nicholas Road is a road in the E1 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.
Old Ford Road, E2 Old Ford 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.
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.
Peary Place, E2 Peary Place 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.
Philpot Street, E1 Philpot Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Pinchin Johnsons Yard, E1 Pinchin Johnsons Yard is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
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
Portman Place, E2 Portman Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pott Street, E2 Pott Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 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.
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.
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
Redcastle Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Redmans Road, E1 Redmans Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Richard Street, E1 Richard Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 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
Sceptre Road, E2 Sceptre Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
School Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Scott Street, E1 Scott Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Shadwell Gardens, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shadwell Place, E1 Shadwell Place is a road in the E1 postcode area
Sharon Gardens, E9 Sharon Gardens is a road in the E9 postcode area
Sheep Lane, E8 Sheep Lane is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Shrubland Road, E8 Shrubland Road 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.
Smithy Street, E1 Smithy 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
Spencer Way, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
St Judes Road, E2 St Judes Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
St. Agnes Close, E9 A street within the E9 postcode
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.
Stepney Way, E1 Stepney Way is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Sugar Loaf Walk, E2 Sugar Loaf Walk is a road in the E2 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
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
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.
Union Walk Railway Arches, E2 Union Walk Railway Arches 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.
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
Waterloo Gardens, E2 Waterloo Gardens 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.
Welshpool Street, E8 Welshpool Street is one of the streets of London in the E8 postal area.
Welwyn Street, E2 Welwyn Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Wessex Street, E2 Wessex Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 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
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.
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
Wyllen Close, E1 Wyllen Close is a road in the E1 postcode 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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