Category: Shoreditch

Cheshire Street, E2

Cheshire Street is a street in the East End linking Brick Lane with Bethnal Green and Whitechapel.

Curtain Road, EC2A

Curtain Road was the first location of a place called a ’theatre’ – in the sense of a location where acting is performed.

Collingwood Street, E2

Collingwood Street was at the heart of the Old Nicol rookery.

Tenter Ground

Tenter Ground harks back to the seventeenth century when this patch of land was surrounded by weavers’ houses and workshops and used to wash and stretch their fabrics on ’tenters’ to dry.

Arnold Circus, E2

Arnold Circus lies to the north of Shoreditch.


A GENERAL HISTORY OF SHOREDITCH AND SOUTH HOXTON The history of Shoreditch has been largely dictated by its location outside the City walls of London. The origin of the name is unknown, but it has a Saxon origin and may come from the “Sewerditch”, a stream, which ran east of St Leonard’s to near Holywell …

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