Inglefield Square, E1W

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Inglefield Square, E1W

Shadwell

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Road · Shadwell · E1W ·
July
21
2019

A street within the E1W postcode




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A Half, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Abbeyfield Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 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
Albion Street, SE16 Albion Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Almond Road, SE16 Almond Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Ambrose Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Angel Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Ann Moss Way, SE16 Ann Moss Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
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.
Aspinden Road, SE16 Aspinden Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Balkan Walk, E1W Balkan Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Banyard Road, SE16 Banyard Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Benson Quay, E1W Benson Quay is a road in the E1W postcode area
Benwick Close, SE16 Benwick Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Bermondsey Wall East, SE16 Bermondsey Wall East is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Betts Street, E1 A street within the E1W postcode
Bigland Street, E1 Bigland Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Block A Unit 401, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Blue Anchor Lane, SE16 Blue Anchor Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bombay Street, SE16 Bombay Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bradley House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
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.
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.
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.
Cathay Street, SE16 Cathay Street is a road in the SE16 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
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.
Cherry Garden Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Chigwell Hill, E1W Chigwell Hill is a road in the E1W postcode area
Choppins Court, E1W A street within the E1W 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
City Business Centre, SE16 City Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal 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
Cleme, SE16 Cleme is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clemence Road, SE16 Clemence Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clement, SE16 Clement is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clements Road, SE16 Clements Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clements Rod, SE16 Clements Rod is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clements, SE16 Clements is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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
Collett Road, SE16 Collett Road is a road in the SE16 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.
Cork Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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.
Crowder Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Culling Road, SE16 Culling Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Dairy Apartments, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Damien Street, E1 Damien Street 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.
Dilston Grove, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Discovery Walk, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Dixon’s Alley, SE16 Dixon’s Alley is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Dock Offices, SE16 Dock Offices is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Douthwaite Square, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Drummond Road, SE16 Drummond Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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.
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
Fenner Close, SE16 Fenner Close is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Fenton Street, E1 Fenton Street runs south from Commercial Road.
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.
Fountain Green Square, SE16 Fountain Green Square is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Fowey Close, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Frankland Close, SE16 Frankland Close is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal 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
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.
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.
Gomm Road, SE16 Gomm Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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
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
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.
Henley Close, SE16 Henley Close is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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
Jamaica Road, SE16 Jamaica Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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.
Janeway Street, SE16 Janeway Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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
Kenning Street, SE16 Kenning Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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
Kirby Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 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.
Langdale Street, E1 Langdale Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Layard Square, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Lindley Street, E1 Lindley Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Lockwood Square, SE16 Lockwood Square is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Lower Road, SE16 Lower Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
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
Marble Quay, E1W Marble Quay is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Marden Square, SE16 Marden Square is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Maria Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Maria Close, SE16 Maria Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Marigold Street, SE16 Marigold Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Market Place, SE16 Market Place is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Martha Street, E1 Martha Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
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
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.
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.
Moodkee Street, SE16 Moodkee Street is a road in the SE16 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
Mulberry Court, 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.
Nelldale Road, SE16 Nelldale Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Nelson Street, E1 Nelson Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Neptune Street, SE16 Neptune Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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 Place Square, SE16 A street within the SE16 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.
Newbold Cottages, E1 Newbold Cottages is a road in the E1 postcode area
Newlands Quay, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Olivers Wharf, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Orange Place, SE16 Orange Place is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Pace Place, E1 Pace Place is a road in the E1 postcode area
Paradise Street, SE16 Paradise Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Parfett Street, E1 Parfett Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Park Approach, SE16 Park Approach is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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.
Perryn Road, SE16 Perryn Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
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.
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.
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
Prospect Street, SE16 Prospect Street is a road in the SE16 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
Renforth Street, SE16 Renforth Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Richard Street, E1 Richard Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Risdon Street, SE16 Risdon Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Riverside Mansions, E1W Riverside Mansions is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Rock Grove Way, SE16 Rock Grove Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Romford Street, E1 Romford Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Rotherhithe Tunnel, E1W Rotherhithe Tunnel is a road in the E1W postcode area
Rotherhithe Tunnel, SE16 Rotherhithe Tunnel is a road in the SE16 postcode 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.
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
Saint Olav’s Square, SE16 Saint Olav’s Square is a road 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
School Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
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.
Slippers Place, SE16 Slippers Place is a road in the SE16 postcode 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
Southwark Park Road, SE16 Southwark Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal 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 Olaves Court, SE16 St Olaves Court is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St Olavs Square, SE16 St Olavs Square is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St. Marychurch Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
St. Olavs Square, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Stalham Street, SE16 Stalham Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
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.
Stevedore Street, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Stork’s Road, SE16 This is a street in the SE16 postcode area
Sun Walk, E1W Sun Walk is a road in the E1W 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
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.
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.
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 Bridge Business Complex, SE16 Tower Bridge Business Complex is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
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.
Tranton Road, SE16 Tranton Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
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.
Unit B507 Towerbridge Business Complex, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
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.
Vinegar Street, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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.
Webster Road, SE16 Webster Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Welland Mews, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Wellington Terrace, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
West Gardens, E1W West Gardens is a road in the E1W postcode area
West Lane, SE16 West Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Western Place, SE16 Western Place is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Westreet Lane, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
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
Wilson Grove, SE16 Wilson Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Windmill Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Wine Close, E1W Wine Close is a road in the E1W postcode area
Wolsey Street, E1 Wolsey Street 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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