Star Street, E1

Road in/near Shadwell, existed between 1809 and 1965

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Star Street, E1

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Road · Shadwell · E1 ·
October
16
2018

Star Street was, for a while, Planet Street.

Star Street was a little over half a mile along Commercial Road and led southwards. It was originally designated Dock Street and then Planet Street, but became Star Street in June 1865. In December 1891, it reverted to being Planet Street again. Finally it disappeared in the 1960s.

Star Place was a short cul-de-sac of just six houses in the 1880s - a small alley running east/west at the bottom of Star Street.

After taking Star Street as representative of the parish of St. George in the East and describing its squalor at length in his study published as Ragged London in 1861, John Hollingshead says of nearby Devonshire Street that it was "... as full of hunger, dirt and social degradation as Star Street..."

The Census taken on 6 February 1861 notes that "... in Star Street there are living in 123 houses about 1500 persons, including 300 children, many without shoes or stockings..." The average rent per room for a week was is 9d with the lowest rent in this area being attributed to Friendly Place (regarded as "...low..." inhabitant-wise) whereas the highest recorded was 4s 0d in Sutton Street ("...a few respectable inhabitants and lodgers...").


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- 46 Fieldgate Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
60, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
A Half, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Adelina Grove, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Agatha Close, E1W Agatha Close is a road in the E1W postcode area
Ainsley Street, E2 Ainsley Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Albion Street, SE16 Albion Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Amazon Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Amiel Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
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.
Artichoke Hill, E1W Artichoke Hill is a road in the E1W postcode area
Asher Way, E98 Asher Way is a road in the E98 postcode 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.
Balkan Walk, E1W Balkan Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Barnsley Street, E1 Barnsley Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Benson Quay, E1W Benson Quay is a road in the E1W postcode area
Bermondsey Wall East, SE16 Bermondsey Wall East is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bethnal Green Road, E2 Bethnal Green Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Betts Street, E1 A street within the E1W postcode
Bewley Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
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.
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.
Brewhouse Lane, E1W Brewhouse Lane is a road in the E1W postcode area
Bridewell Place, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Bromehead Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Brunel Road, SE16 Brunel Road is situated near the south end of Thames Tunnel which the engineer Marc Isambard Brunel built.
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
Cable Street, E1 Cable Street was the site of the manufacture of ropes.
Cambridge Heath Road, E1 Cambridge Heath Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 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.
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
Cephas Street, E1 Cephas Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Chandler Street, E1W Chandler Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Chapman Street, E1 Chapman Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Chigwell Hill, E1W Chigwell Hill is a road in the E1W postcode area
Choppins Court, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Christian Street Flat 210 Hodgeson House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Christian Street, E1 Christian Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Cinnamon Street, E1W Cinnamon Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Clack Street, SE16 Clack Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Clark Street, E1 Clark Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Clave Street, E1W Clave Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Clegg Street, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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.
Cobblestone Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Coburg Dwellings, E1 Coburg Dwellings is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Codling Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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
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
Corfield Street, E2 Corfield Street runs along the route of the former Camden Gardens.
Cork Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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
Cottle Lane, SE16 Cottle Lane is a road in the SE16 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.
Crowder Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
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
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.
Discovery Walk, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Douthwaite Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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
Dundee Street, E1W Dundee Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W 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
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
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
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.
Fowey Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Fox Close, E1 Fox Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Fulbourne Street, E1 Fulbourne Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Fulford Street, SE16 Fulford Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Gales Gardens, E2 Gales Gardens is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Garnet Street, E1W Garnet Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Glamis Road, E1W Glamis Road is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Glass Street, E2 Glass Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Globe Stairs, SE16 Globe Stairs is a road in the SE16 postcode 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.
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
Greenheath Business Centre, E2 Greenheath Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal 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
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
Hatteraick Road, SE16 Hatteraick Road is a road in the SE16 postcode 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
Hemming Street, E1 Hemming Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Henley Close, SE16 Henley Close is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Herald Street, E2 Herald Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hermitage Court, E1W Hermitage Court is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Hessel Street, E1 Hessel Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hilliards Court, E1W Hilliards Court is a road in the E1W postcode area
Hindmarsh Close, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Inglefield Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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.
Jewel Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
John Rennie Walk, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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.
Keetons Road, SE16 A street within the E1W postcode
Kelsey Street, E2 Kelsey Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Kenning Street, SE16 Kenning Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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 Charles Terrace, E1W King Charles Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
King David Lane, E1 King David Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
King Henry Terrace, E1W King Henry Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal 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
Kingsley Mews, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Knighten Street, E1W Knighten Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Knighton Street, E1W Knighton Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W 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.
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
Lukin Street, E1 Lukin Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Mace Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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.
Mantus Close, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
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
Maples Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Marble Quay, E1W Marble Quay is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Martha Street, E1 Martha Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Martineau Square, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Mayflower Street, SE16 Mayflower Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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
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
Merchant Court, E1W Merchant Court is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Metropolitan Wharf Building, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Metropolitan Wharf, E1W Metropolitan Wharf is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Mile End Road, N1 A street within the E1 postcode
Milk Yard, E1W Milk Yard is a road in the E1W postcode area
Millpond Estate West Lane, SE16 Millpond Estate West Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Milward Street, E1 Milward Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Montpelier Place, E1 Montpelier Place is a road in the E1 postcode area
Monza Street, E1W Monza Street lies south of the Shadwell Basin.
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
Mulberry Court, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Musbury Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Myrdle Street, E1 Myrdle Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
National Terrace, SE16 National Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Nelson Street, E1 Nelson Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
New Crane Place, E1W New Crane Place is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
New Crane Stairs, E1W New Crane Stairs is a road in the E1W postcode area
New Crane Wharf, E1W New Crane Wharf is one of the streets of London in the E1W 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
Newlands Quay, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
O’Leary Square, E1 O’Leary Square is a road in the E1 postcode area
Olivers Wharf, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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.
Peartree Lane, E1W Peartree Lane is a road in the E1W postcode area
Pelican Stairs, E1W Pelican Stairs is a road in the E1W postcode area
Penang Street, E1W Penang Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Pennington Street, E1W Pennington Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W 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.
Pier Head, E1W Pier Head is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Pinchin Johnsons Yard, E1 Pinchin Johnsons Yard 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
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.
Pott Street, E2 Pott Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pottery Street, SE16 Pottery Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
President Drive, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Princes Court Business Centre, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Princess Court Business Park, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Prospecourt Place, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Prospect Place, E1W Prospect Place is a road in the E1W postcode area
Prusom Street, E1W Prusom Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Queen Victoria Terrace, E1W Queen Victoria Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Railway Arches, E1 Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Railway Avenue, SE16 Railway Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Raine Street, E1W Raine Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W 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.
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.
Redcastle Close, E1 Redcastle Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Redcastle Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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.
Riverside Mansions, E1W Riverside Mansions is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Romford Street, E1 Romford Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Rotherhithe, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Rum Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Rupack Street, SE16 Rupack Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Rushmead, E2 Rushmead is a road in the E2 postcode area
Sage Street, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Saint Marychurch Street, SE16 This is a street in the SE16 postcode area
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
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
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
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.
Sly Street, E1 Sly Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Smeaton Street, E1W Smeaton Street is a road in the E1W postcode 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
Sovereign Close, E1W Sovereign Close is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Spencer Way, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Spirit Quay, E1W Spirit Quay is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal 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 Marychurch Street, SE16 St Marychurch Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St. George in the East Church, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
St. Georges Town Hall, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
St. Marychurch Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
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.
Stevedore Street, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Stothard Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Sun Walk, E1W Sun Walk is a road in the E1W 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.
Swan Road, SE16 Swan Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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.
Tarbert Walk, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Tarling Street, E1 Tarling Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Temeraire Street, SE16 Temeraire Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Tench Street, E1W Tench Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Tent Street, E1 Tent Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Thames Path, SE16 Thames Path is a road in the SE16 postcode area
The Highway Ap. 10, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
The Highway, E1 The Highway is a road in the E1 postcode area
The Highway, E1W The Highway was once the Ratcliffe Highway.
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
Torrington Place, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Tower Hamlets, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Trafalgar Court, E1W Trafalgar Court is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Trahorn Close, E1 Trahorn Close is a road in the E1 postcode area
Trinity Green, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Trinity Mews, 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.
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.
Vine Court, E1 Vine Court is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Vinegar Street, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Voss Street, E2 Voss Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Walburgh Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Walden Street, E1 Walden Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
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 New Stairs, E1W Wapping New Stairs is a road in the E1W postcode area
Wapping Old Stairs East, E1W Wapping Old Stairs East is a road in the E1W postcode area
Wapping Wall, E1W Wapping Wall runs parallel to the northern bank of the Thames with many converted warehouses facing the river.
Waterman Way, E1W Waterman Way is a road in the E1W 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.
Watts Street, E1W Watts Street lay at the heart of the 1926 Wapping housing scheme, undertaken by the London County Council.
Welland Mews, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Wellington Terrace, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Wessex Street, E2 Wessex Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
West Gardens, E1W West Gardens is a road in the E1W postcode area
Western Place, SE16 Western Place is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Whitechapel Road, E1 Whitechapel Road is a major arterial road in East London.
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.
Wickforoad Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Wilmot Street, E2 Wilmot Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wine Close, E1W Wine Close is a road in the E1W postcode 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


Shadwell

Shadwell is a district in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and located on the north bank of the Thames between Wapping and Ratcliff.

In the 13th century, the area was known as Scadflet and Shatfliet – derived from the Anglo-Saxon fleot, meaning a shallow creek or bay – the land was a low lying marsh, until drained (by order of Act of Parliament, after 1587) by Cornelius Vanderdelf. A spring, issuing from near the south wall of the churchyard was dedicated to St Chad, and filled a nearby well. The origin of the name is therefore confused, being associated with both the earlier use and the later well.

In the 17th century, Thomas Neale became a local landowner, and built a mill and established a waterworks on large ponds, left by the draining of the marsh. The area had been virtually uninhabited and he developed the waterfront, with houses behind as a speculation. Shadwell became a maritime hamlet with roperies, tanneries, breweries, wharves, smiths, and numerous taverns, built around the chapel of St Paul's. Seventy-five sea captains are buried in its churchyard; Captain James Cook had his son baptised there.

By the mid-eighteenth century, Shadwell Spa was established, producing sulphurous waters, in Sun Tavern fields. As well as medicinal purposes, salts were extracted from the waters; and used by local calicoprinters to fix their dyes.

In the 19th century, Shadwell was home to a large community of foreign South Asian lascar seamen, brought over from British India by the East India Company. There were also Anglo-Indians, from intermarriage and cohabitation between lascar seamen and local girls. There were also smaller communities of Chinese and Greek seamen, who also intermarried and cohabited with locals.

The modern area is dominated by the enclosed former dock, Shadwell Basin, whose construction destroyed much of the earlier settlement – by this time degenerated into slums. The basin once formed the eastern entrance to the then London Docks, with a channel leading west to St Katharine Docks. It is actually two dock basins - the south basin was constructed in 1828-32 and the north basin in 1854-8.

Unlike nearby Limehouse Basin, few craft larger than canoes can be seen on Shadwell Basin, which is largely used for fishing and watersports - and as a scenic backdrop to the modern residential developments that line it. The basin, however, is still connected to the Thames and the channel is spanned by a bascule bridge.

The original Shadwell station was one of the oldest on the network, and was built over a spring. First opened by the East London Railway on 10 April 1876, it was first served by the Metropolitan District Railway and Metropolitan Railway on 1 October 1884. It was renamed Shadwell & St. George-in-the-East on 1 July 1900 but reverted to its original name in 1918. In 1983, a new ticket hall was built on Cable Street, replacing the original building in Watney Street.

Shadwell DLR station opened on 31 August 1987 as part of the first tranche of DLR stations. Initially designed for one-car DLR trains, Shadwell's platform underwent extension to two-car operation in 1991. The station underwent further refurbishment in 2009, which extended the platforms to accommodate three-car trains, revamped the station entrance at ground level, and added an emergency exit at the east end of the platforms.

Shadwell station closed on 22 December 2007, reopened on 27 April 2010 for a preview service to New Cross and New Cross Gate, and from 23 May 2010, the latter service extended to West Croydon / Crystal Palace operated within the London Overground network.
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