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The East End is a vast city,as famous in its way as any the hand of man has made.But who knows the East End?It is down through Cornhill and out beyond Leadenhall Street and Aldgate Pump,one will say: a shocking place,where he once went with a curate; an evil plexus of slums that hide human creeping things; where filthy men and women live on penn’orths of gin,where collars and clean shirts are decencies unknown,where every citizen wears a black eye,and none ever combs his hair.

Arthur Morrison.Tales of Mean Streets.1890.


That was The East End of 19C now its different...very different - the place that no one wanted has become the place to be.
And In this thread Im going to show you this amazing place.I hope youll enjoy.
Ohh and this thread is not going to end with the first set of images - when I take more Ill post them here so dont forget to visit this thread every once in a while.

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WTF is East End?Well :
The term East End was first applied to the districts immediately to the east of and entirely outside the medieval walled City of London and north of the River Thames these included Whitechapel and Stepney.By the late 19th century the East End roughly corresponded to the Tower division of Middlesex which from 1900 formed the metropolitan boroughs of Stepney Bethnal Green Poplar and Shoreditch in the County of London.Today it corresponds to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the southern part of Hackney.

The invention about 1880 of the term East End was rapidly taken up by the new halfpenny press and in the pulpit and the music hall ... A shabby man from Paddington St Marylebone or Battersea might pass muster as one of the respectable poor.But the same man coming from Bethnal Green Shadwell or Wapping was an East Ender the box of Keatings bug powder must be reached for and the spoons locked up.In the long run this cruel stigma came to do good.It was a final incentive to the poorest to get out of the East End at all costs and it became a concentrated reminder to the public conscience that nothing to be found in the East End should be tolerated in a Christian country.

Parts of the London boroughs of Newham and Waltham Forest formerly in an area of Essex known as London over the border are sometimes considered to be in the East End.However the River Lee is usually considered to be the eastern boundary of the East End and this definition would exclude the boroughs but place them in East London.The common extension of the term further east is probably due to the diaspora of East Enders who moved to suburban east London in particular the new estates at Becontree and Harold Hill or otherwise left London entirely.

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Thats it for now.Thanks.
 

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It's funny. The East End has been unfashionable traditionally, but it has a lot of character and beauty. These photos, moreover, are superb!
 

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I love this part of the city, nice pics, thanks El Greco
 

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Awesome pictures, its rare to see the East End on here.

How weird? This pub was my local last year, used to go there to watch football regularly, of all the pubs you could have photographed!!
 

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Nice tour...I like all the pics. The third one has a sense of 'cozy' domestic urbanity, the quintessential English streetscape...if you know what I mean?


Anyway, show us more :cheers:
 

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How weird? This pub was my local last year, used to go there to watch football regularly, of all the pubs you could have photographed!!
You live/ed in Poplar?I like Poplar High Street - its very nice and you can find great buildings there.

Despite being a Londoner, I don't recognise the are featuring the TEA building, the painted tube trains and the new tower being built. Which are is this please I'd like to visit it?

Thanks. :)
Ohh...man...you should be ashamed of yourself!;)
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Tea Building - Shoreditch High Street.Shoreditch.
Tube Trains - Great Eastern Street.Shoreditch.
The New Tower - Thats Broadgate Tower - Norton Folgate.The City.

Nice tour...I like all the pics. The third one has a sense of 'cozy' domestic urbanity, the quintessential English streetscape...if you know what I mean?

Anyway, show us more :cheers:
Yeah I know what you mean.:cheers:
And yes there will be more pictures but youll have to wait.



Thanks all.

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Ohh...man...you should be ashamed of yourself!;)
Ok... :

Tube Trains - Great Eastern Street.Shoreditch.
The New Tower - Thats Broadgate Tower - Norton Folgate.The City.


Re: The Broadgate Tower. I used to work near there but I haven't been in that area for about four months, so I wouldn't have seen it at that height.


As for the tube trains, I've been past that area loads of time but have never noticed them - how bizarre. I must have been staring at the pavement.

Thanks anyway, I'll go and check them out soon. (Btw : Have you ever visited London's other unusual vehicle - the infamous Old Kent Road tank? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandela_Way_Tank :banana: )
 

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You live/ed in Poplar?I like Poplar High Street - its very nice and you can find great buildings there.
Yeah I used to live just off East India Road, moved to the isle of Dogs now. Yeah Poplar High Street is pretty nice, prefer East India though.
 

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Awesome photos! I love this area of London. I love the number 8 bus. And also my friend who has a cafe called 'Elliot's' on Bethnal Green Road, just around the corner from Brick Lane.

Ta El_Greco :eek:kay:
 
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