Mile End

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Mile End

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Underground station · Mile End · E3 ·
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2019
Mile End is recorded in 1288 as ’La Mile ende’ and means ’the hamlet a mile away’.

It was a mile distance from Aldgate in the City of London as reached by the London to Colchester road.

In around 1691 Mile End became known as Mile End Old Town because a new unconnected settlement to the west and adjacent to Spitalfields had taken the name Mile End New Town.

Excavations have suggested there were very few buildings before 1300.

Mile End Road moved to its present-day alignment after the foundation of Bow Bridge in 1110. In the medieval period, it was known as ‘Aldgatestrete’, as it led to the eastern entrance to the City of London at Aldgate. The area running alongside Mile End Road was known as Mile End Green, and became known as a place of assembly for Londoners, as reflected in the name of Assembly Passage.

For most of the medieval period, this road was surrounded by open fields on either side. Speculative developments existed by the end of the 16th century and continued throughout the 18th century. It developed as an area of working and lower-class housing, often occupied by immigrants and migrants new to the city.

Mile End was hit by the first V-1 flying bomb to strike London. On 13 June 1944, this ’doodlebug’ impacted next to the railway bridge on Grove Road.

Mile End underground station was opened in 1902 by the Whitechapel & Bow Railway. Electrified services started in 1905. The first services were provided by the District Railway (now the District line); the Metropolitan line followed in 1936 In 1988 this section of the Metropolitan was renamed the Hammersmith & City line.

In 1946 the station was expanded and rebuilt by the Chief Architect of London Underground, Stanley Heaps and his assistant Thomas Bilbow, as part of the Central line eastern extension, with services starting on 4 December 1946.


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THE STREETS OF MILE END
Aberavon Road, E3 Aberavon Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Ackroyd Drive, E3 Ackroyd Drive is a road in the E3 postcode area
Alice Lane, E3 Alice Lane is a road in the E3 postcode area
Allen Road, E3 Allen Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Alma Terrace, E3 Alma Terrace is a road in the E3 postcode area
Antill Road, E3 Antill Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Arnold Road, E3 Arnold Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Baythorne Street, E3 Baythorne Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Beale Place, E3 Beale Place is a road in the E3 postcode area
Beale Road, E3 This is a street in the E3 postcode area
Bellmaker Court, E3 Bellmaker Court is a road in the E3 postcode area
Belton Way, E3 Belton Way is a road in the E3 postcode area
Birdsfield Lane, E3 Birdsfield Lane is a road in the E3 postcode area
Birdsfield Lane, E9 Birdsfield Lane is a road in the E9 postcode area
Bonner Street, E2 Bonner Street was named for Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London from 1539–49 and again from 1553-59.
Bow Common Lane, E3 Bow Common Lane is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Bow Community Centre, E3 Bow Community Centre is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Bow Road, E3 Bow Road, part of the A11, runs between Mile End and Bow.
Bow Triangle Business Centre, E3 Bow Triangle Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Bow Triangle Trading Estate, E3 Bow Triangle Trading Estate is a road in the E3 postcode area
Bow Wharf Grove Road, E3 Bow Wharf Grove Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Bow Wharf, E3 Bow Wharf is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
British Street, E3 British Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Brokesley Street, E3 Brokesley Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Bunsen Street, E3 Bunsen Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Burdett Road, E3 Burdett Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Burwell Walk, E3 Burwell Walk is a road in the E3 postcode area
Candy Street, E3 Candy Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Cantrell Road, E3 Cantrell Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Cedar Close, E3 Cedar Close is a road in the E3 postcode area
Celandine Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Cherrywood Close, E3 Cherrywood Close is a road in the E3 postcode area
Chiltern Road, E3 Chiltern Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Chisenhale Road, E3 Chisenhale Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Clinton Road, E1 Clinton Road is a road in the E1 postcode area
Clinton Road, E3 Clinton Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Coborn Road, E3 Coborn Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
College Terrace, E3 College Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Copperfield Road, E1 Copperfield Road is a road in the E1 postcode area
Copperfield Road, E3 Copperfield Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Dimson Crescent, E3 Dimson Crescent is a road in the E3 postcode area
Driffield Road, E3 Driffield Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Eagling Close, E3 Eagling Close is a road in the E3 postcode area
Eleanor Street, E3 Eleanor Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Ellesmere Road, E3 Ellesmere Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
English Street, E3 English Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Eric Street, E3 Eric Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Estate Road, E2 Estate Road is a road in the E2 postcode area
Ewart Place, E3 Ewart Place is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Fairfoot Road, E3 Fairfoot Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Ford Street, E3 Ford Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Grove Road, E3 Grove Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Gunmakers Lane, E3 Gunmakers Lane is a road in the E3 postcode area
Gunmakers Lane, E9 Gunmakers Lane is a road in the E9 postcode area
Hamlets Way, E3 Hamlets Way is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Hartley Street, E2 Hartley Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Haven Mews, E3 Haven Mews is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Haverfield Road, E3 Haverfield Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Hawgood Street, E3 Hawgood Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Hawthorn Avenue, E3 Hawthorn Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Helen’s Place, E2 Helen’s Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Hewlett Road, E3 Hewlett Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Hitchin Square, E3 Hitchin Square is a road in the E3 postcode area
Hornbeam Square, E3 Hornbeam Square is a road in the E3 postcode area
Huddart Street, E3 Huddart Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Joseph Street, E3 Joseph Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Kenilworth Road, E3 Kenilworth Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Lake View Estate, E3 Lake View Estate is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Lawton Road, E3 Lawton Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Lichfield Road, E3 Lichfield Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Lockhart Street, E3 Lockhart Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Locton Green, E3 Locton Green is a road in the E3 postcode area
Long Wall, E3 Long Wall is a road in the E3 postcode area
Lyal Road, E3 Lyal Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Mallory Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Maplin Street, E3 Maplin Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Matching Court, E3 Matching Court is a road in the E3 postcode area
Mccullum Road, E3 Mccullum Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Medway Buildings, E3 Medway Buildings is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Medway Road, E3 Medway Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Merchant Street, E3 Merchant Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Metropolitan Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Midlothian Road, E3 Midlothian Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Mile End Road, E3 Mile End Road is a main thoroughfare of the East End.
Morgan Street, E3 Morgan Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Mornington Grove, E3 Mornington Grove is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Norman Grove, E3 Norman Grove is a road in the E3 postcode area
Old Ford Road, E3 Old Ford Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Peary Place, E2 Peary Place is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pioneer Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Portia Way, E3 Portia Way is a road in the E3 postcode area
Railway Arches, E3 Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Ranwal Close, E3 Ranwal Close is a road in the E3 postcode area
Rhondda Grove, E3 Rhondda Grove is a road in the E3 postcode area
Robeson Street, E3 Robeson Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Roman Road, E2 Roman Road commemorates the ancient route from London to Colchester without being actually that road.
Roman Road, E3 Roman Road is divided into an E2 and E3 section.
Roman Road, SE11 Roman Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Ropery Street, E3 Ropery Street is a road in the E3 postcode area
Rosebank Gardens, E3 Rosebank Gardens is a road in the E3 postcode area
Rounton Road, E3 Rounton Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Saint Stephen’s Road, E3 This is a street in the E3 postcode area
Saxon Road, E3 Saxon Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Schoolbell Mews, E3 Schoolbell Mews is a road in the E3 postcode area
Selwyn Road, E3 Selwyn Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Shetland Road, E3 Shetland Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Southern Grove, E3 Southern Grove is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
St Stephens Road, E3 St Stephens Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Strahan Road, E3 Strahan Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Sugar Loaf Walk, E2 Sugar Loaf Walk is a road in the E2 postcode area
Sutherland Road, E3 Sutherland Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Swaton Road, E3 Swaton Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Sycamore Avenue, E3 Sycamore Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Tamar Close, E3 Tamar Close is a road in the E3 postcode area
Teviot Street/Mallory Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Tidworth Road, E3 Tidworth Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Tomlin’s Grove, E3 Tomlin’s Grove is a road in the E3 postcode area
Towcester Road, E3 Towcester Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Treby Street, E3 Treby Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Tredegar Mews, E3 Tredegar Mews is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Tredegar Square, E3 Tredegar Square is a well-preserved Georgian square in Mile End.
Tredegar Terrace, E3 Tredegar Terrace is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Tweed Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Twig Folly Close, E2 Twig Folly Close is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Twine Terrace, E3 Twine Terrace is a road in the E3 postcode area
Upper N Street, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Vivian Road, E3 Vivian Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Voysey Square, E3 Voysey Square is a road in the E3 postcode area
Wager Street, E3 Wager Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Weatherley Close, E3 Weatherley Close is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Wellington Way, E3 Wellington Way is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Wennington Road, E3 Wennington Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Whitethorn Street, E3 Whitethorn Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
William Place, E3 William Place is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Willow Tree Close, E3 Willow Tree Close is a road in the E3 postcode area
Wraxall Road, E3 Wraxall Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Wright’s Road, E3 This is a street in the E3 postcode area
Wrights Road, E3 Wrights Road is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Yeo Street, E3 Yeo Street is one of the streets of London in the E3 postal area.
Zealand Road, E3 Zealand Road is a road in the E3 postcode area


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