Club Row, E1

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Club Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.





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The Underground Map   
Added: 20 Sep 2020 13:01 GMT   

Pepys starts diary
On 1 January 1659, Samuel Pepys started his famous daily diary and maintained it for ten years. The diary has become perhaps the most extensive source of information on this critical period of English history. Pepys never considered that his diary would be read by others. The original diary consisted of six volumes written in Shelton shorthand, which he had learned as an undergraduate on scholarship at Magdalene College, Cambridge. This shorthand was introduced in 1626, and was the same system Isaac Newton used when writing.

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Tricia   
Added: 27 Apr 2021 12:05 GMT   

St George in the East Church
This Church was opened in 1729, designed by Hawksmore. Inside destroyed by incendrie bomb 16th April 1941. Rebuilt inside and finished in 1964. The building remained open most of the time in a temporary prefab.

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Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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Marion James   
Added: 12 Mar 2021 17:43 GMT   

26 Edith Street Haggerston
On Monday 11th October 1880 Charlotte Alice Haynes was born at 26 Edith Street Haggerston the home address of her parents her father Francis Haynes a Gilder by trade and her mother Charlotte Alice Haynes and her two older siblings Francis & George who all welcomed the new born baby girl into the world as they lived in part of the small Victorian terraced house which was shared by another family had an outlook view onto the world of the Imperial Gas Works site - a very grey drab reality of the life they were living as an East End working class family - 26 Edith Street no longer stands in 2021 - the small rundown polluted terrace houses of Edith Street are long since gone along with the Gas Companies buildings to be replaced with green open parkland that is popular in 21st century by the trendy residents of today - Charlotte Alice Haynes (1880-1973) is the wife of my Great Grand Uncle Henry Pickett (1878-1930) As I research my family history I slowly begin to understand the life my descendants had to live and the hardships that they went through to survive - London is my home and there are many areas of this great city I find many of my descendants living working and dying in - I am yet to find the golden chalice! But in all truthfulness my family history is so much more than hobby its an understanding of who I am as I gather their stories. Did Charlotte Alice Pickett nee Haynes go on to live a wonderful life - no I do not think so as she became a widow in 1930 worked in a canteen and never remarried living her life in and around Haggerston & Hackney until her death in 1973 with her final resting place at Manor Park Cemetery - I think Charlotte most likely excepted her lot in life like many women from her day, having been born in the Victorian era where the woman had less choice and standing in society, which is a sad state of affairs - So I will endeavour to write about Charlotte and the many other women in my family history to give them the voice of a life they so richly deserve to be recorded !

Edith Street was well situated for the new public transport of two railway stations in 1880 :- Haggerston Railway Station opened in 1867 & Cambridge Heath Railway Station opened in 1872


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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Born here
jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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margaret clark   
Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.

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Added: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

Old Nichol Street, E2
Information about my grandfather’s tobacconist shop

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Steven Shepherd   
Added: 4 Feb 2021 14:20 GMT   

Our House
I and my three brothers were born at 178 Pitfield Street. All of my Mothers Family (ADAMS) Lived in the area. There was an area behind the house where the Hoxton Stall holders would keep the barrows. The house was classed as a slum but was a large house with a basement. The basement had 2 rooms that must have been unchanged for many years it contained a ’copper’ used to boil and clean clothes and bedlinen and a large ’range’ a cast iron coal/log fired oven. Coal was delivered through a ’coal hole’ in the street which dropped through to the basement. The front of the house used to be a shop but unused while we lived there. I have many more happy memories of the house too many to put here.

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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 15:05 GMT   

A plague on all your houses
Aldgate station is built directly on top of a vast plague pit, where thousands of bodies are apparently buried. No-one knows quite how many.

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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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STEPHEN ARTHUR JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:12 GMT   

Lynedoch Street, E2
my father Arthur Jackson was born in lynedoch street in 1929 and lived with mm grandparents and siblings, until they were relocated to Pamela house Haggerston rd when the street was to be demolished

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Added: 4 Sep 2022 15:42 GMT   

Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:17 GMT   

TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
34 Redchurch Street, E2 34 Redchurch Street has existed since at least the late seventeenth century.
Shoreditch Shoreditch is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. It is a built-up district located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north east of Charing Cross.
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.
Virginia Primary School Virginia Primary School is a mixed school in Tower Hamlets, built in 1887.

NEARBY STREETS
Anning Street, EC2A Anning Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Arnold Circus, E2 Arnold Circus lies to the north of Shoreditch.
Austin Street, E2 Austin Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Avant Garde Tower, E1 Avant Garde Tower is a block on Bethnal Green Road
Avantgarde Place, E1 Avantgarde Place is a location in London.
Bacon Street, E1 Bacon Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bacon Street, E2 Bacon Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Barnet Grove, E2 Barnet Grove is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Bateman’s Row, EC2A This is a street in the EC2A postcode area
Benjamin Truman Close, E1 Benjamin Truman Close is a location in London.
Bethnal Green Road, E1 Bethnal Green Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Blossom Place, E1 Blossom Place ran west off Blossom Street.
Blossom Street, E1 Blossom Street runs from Fleur De Lis Street to Folgate Street.
Boundary Passage, E1 Boundary Passage is a road in the E1 postcode area
Boundary Street, E2 Boundary Street was at first called Cock Lane.
Bowl Court, EC2A Bowl Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Braithwaite Street, E1 Braithwaite Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Brick Lane, E1 Brick Lane runs north from the junction of Osborn Street, Old Montague Street and Wentworth Street, through Spitalfields to Bethnal Green Road.
Brick Lane, E2 The northernmost section of Brick Lane lies within the E2 postcode.
Browns Lane, E1 Browns Lane is marked on the 1862 Stanford map.
Buxton Street, E1 Buxton Street developed in the early and mid-nineteenth century.
Cadogan House, E2 Cadogan House is one of four blocks which formed a 1963 westwards extension of the Avebury Estate
Calvert Avenue, E2 Calvert Avenue is one of the streets radiating from Arnold Circus.
Calvin Street, E1 Calvin Street was part of the Wheler Estate.
Camlet Street, E2 Camlet Street is one of the Huguenot streetnames of the area.
Celia Blairman House, E1 Residential block
Chambord Street, E2 Chambord Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Chance Street, E1 Chance Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Chapel Place, EC2A Chapel Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Charlotte Road, EC2A Charlotte Road is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Cheshire Street, E1 Cheshire Street is a street in the East End linking Brick Lane with Bethnal Green and Whitechapel.
Chilton Street, E2 Chilton Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Christina Street, EC2A Christina Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Cleeve Workshops, E2 Cleeve Workshops is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Club Row, E2 Club Row leaves Arnold Circus in a southerly direction.
Cock Alley, EC2M Cock Alley was a rather risque streetname leading west off Norton Folgate.
Code Street, E2 Code Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Collingwood Street, E2 Collingwood Street was at the heart of the Old Nicol rookery.
Corbet Place, E1 Corbet Place - an L-shaped street, onto which back several large industrial buildings of the early/mid-twentieth century.
Curtain Place, EC2A Curtain Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
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.
Cygnet Street, E1 Cygnet Street is a location in London.
Delta Street, E2 Delta Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Dereham Place, EC2A Dereham Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Dray Walk, E1 Dray Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Drysdale Street, N1 Drysdale Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Ebor Street, E1 Ebor Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Elder Street, E1 Elder Street was laid out from 1722 as part of the St John and Tillard Estate.
Fairchild Place, EC2A Fairchild Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Fairchild Street, EC2A Fairchild Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Fleur De Lis Street, E1 Fleur De Lis Street runs west from Commercial Street.
Folgate Street, E1 Folgate Street, formerly White Lion Yard and White Lion Street, has 17th century origins.
French Place, EC2A French Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Garden Walk, EC2A Garden Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Gascoigne Place, E2 Gascoigne Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Gatesborough Street, EC2A Gatesborough Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Gibraltar Gardens, E2 Gibraltar Gardens was a small Bethnal Green road.
Gibraltar Walk, E2 Gibraltar Walk leads north from Bethnal Green Road.
Goldman Close, E2 Goldman Close is a road in the E2 postcode area
Gosset Street, E2 Gosset Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Granby Street, E2 Granby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Great Eastern Street, EC2A Great Eastern Street was laid out in 1872-6
Grey Eagle Street, E1 Grey Eagle Street was part of the Wilkes Estate with building leases granted in 1761.
Grimsby Street, E2 Grimsby Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Gun Yard, E1 Gun Yard ran west out of Norton Folgate.
Hearn Street, EC2A Hearn Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Hereford Street, E2 Hereford Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Hewett Street, EC2A Hewett Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Hocker Street, E2 Hocker Street, like the other seven roads radiating from Arnold Circus commemorate the Huguenot connection with the area.
Holywell Centre, EC2A Holywell Centre is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Holywell Lane, EC2A Holywell Lane runs west from Shoreditch High Street and runs on to Curtain Road.
Hoxton Square, N1 Hoxton Square is a garden square laid out in 1683
Hunton Street, E1 Hunton Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Jerome Street, E1 Jerome Street was formerly Vine Street and part of the Wheler estate.
Karstake House, E2 Karstake House dates from 1963.
Kerbela Street, E2 Kerbela Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
King John Court, E1 King John Court runs between Holywell Lane and New Inn Yard.
Kirton Gardens, E2 Kirton Gardens is a road in the E2 postcode area
Ligonier Street, E2 Ligonier Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Magpie Alley, E1 Magpie Alley was an old name for the western section of Fleur de Lys Street.
Marlow House, E2 Marlow House was built in 1899.
Marlow Workshops, E2 Marlow Workshops is a Victorian block containing a mixture of residential and commercial use.
Mills Court, EC2A Mills Court is a location in London.
Moor Alley, EC2M Moor Alley ran from Norton Folgate to Moor’s Garden.
Moor’s Garden, EC2P Moor’s Garden was buried under the platforms of Liverpool Street station.
Mundy Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Nantes Passage, E1 Nantes Passage (also Church Passage) was built for Huguenot weavers.
Navarre Street, E2 Navarre Street leads southwest from Arnold Circus towards Boundary Street.
New Inn Broadway, EC2A New Inn Broadway is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
New Inn Square, EC2A New Inn Square is a road in the EC2A postcode area
New Inn Street, EC2A New Inn Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
New Inn Yard, E1 New Inn Yard once ran through Holywell Priory at the western end of which was the world’s first ’theatre’.
New North Place, EC2A New North Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Norton Folgate, E1 Norton Folgate links Bishopsgate and Shoreditch High Street.
Old Nichol Street, E2 Old Nichol Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Padbury Court, E2 Padbury Court links Brick Lane and Gibraltar Walk.
Palissy Street, E2 Palissy Street runs northeast from Arnold Circus.
Pedley Street, E1 Pedley Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Perseverance Works, E2 Perseverance Works is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Philippe Roth Catering, E1 Philippe Roth Catering is a location in London.
Phipp Street, EC2A Phipp Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Playground Gardens, E2 Playground Gardens is a location in London.
Plough Yard, EC2A Plough Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Primrose Street, EC2A Primrose Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Principal Place, EC2A Principal Place is a location in London.
Printing House Yard, E2 Printing House Yard is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Quaker Street, E1 Quaker Street was at first called Westbury Street.
Railway Arches, EC2A Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Ravey Street, EC2A Ravey Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Redchurch Street, E1 Redchurch Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Rhoda Street, E2 Rhoda Street was formerly Peter Street.
Richmix Square, E1 Richmix Square is a location in London.
Rivington Place, EC2A Rivington Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Rivington Street, EC2A Rivington Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Rochelle Street, E2 Rochelle Street connects Swanfield Street with Arnold Circus.
Rufus Street, N1 Rufus Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Sale Street, E2 Sale Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Satchwell Rents, E2 Satchwell Rents owes its origins to a set of buildings dating from 1689.
Satchwell Road, E2 Satchwell Road dates from the 1950s.
Sclater Street, E1 Sclater Street connects Bethnal Green Road and Brick Lane.
Sclaterrace Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shacklewell Street, E2 Shacklewell Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Sheba Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shoreditch High Street, E1 Shoreditch High Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A Shoreditch High Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A Shoreditch High Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A This is a street in the E8 postcode area
Silwex House, E1 Residential block
Snowden Street, EC2A Snowden Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Speakman House, E2 Speakman House is one of four blocks built around a communal area.
Spital Square, E1 Spital Square was started in 1733.
Spital Street, E1 Spital Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Spital Yard, E1 Spital Yard is a mews of 17th century origins, serving the backs of houses on Norton Folgate and Spital Square.
Square Studio, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
St Matthews Row, E2 St Matthews Row is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Streatley Buildings, E2 Streatley Buildings was the first block of the new Boundary Estate - completed in 1896.
Stuart House, E2 Stuart House stands in an area of the Avebury Estate.
Sunbury Workshops, E2 Sunbury Workshops is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Swanfield Street, E2 Swanfield Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Tea Building, E1 Tea Building is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
The Arches, EC2A The Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
The Broadgate Tower, EC2A A street within the EC2A postcode
Timber Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Turin Street, E2 Turin Street was originally known as ’Hope Town’.
Turville Street, E2 Turville Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Tyrell Street, E2 Tyrell Street appears on maps between the 1830s and 1900s.
Tyssen Street, E2 Tyssen Street, for long a separate street, was absorbed into Brick Lane during the late nineteenth century.
Union Place, E1 Union Place was a small alleyway off Quaker Street.
Virginia Road, E2 Virginia Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wear Place, E2 Wear Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Weaver Street, E1 Weaver Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wheler Street, E1 Wheler Street runs north from Commercial Street.
Whitby Street, E1 Whitby Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wood Close, E2 Wood Close is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Woodseer Street, E1 Woodseer Street was formerly known as Pelham Street and part of the Halifax Estate.
Worship Mews, EC2A Worship Mews is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
Be at One Limited This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bill’s Restaurant This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Cargo, The Arches This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Casita This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Dragon Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Far Rockaway This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Gibraltar Tavern The Gibraltar Tavern (a.k.a. The Gib) was situated at 28 Gibraltar Walk, Bethnal Green.
Horse And Groom The Horse And Groom is on Curtain Road.
Lounge Bohemia This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Mkm Entertainment Ltd This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Ninetyeight Bar and Lounge This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Prague Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Queen of Hoxton This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Shoreditch House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Barley Mow This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Book Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Bricklayers Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Griffin This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Old Blue Last This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Primrose The Primrose was a pub on the corner of Norton Folgate and Primrose Street.
Trafik This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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Shoreditch

Shoreditch is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. It is a built-up district located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north east of Charing Cross.

An old form of the name is Soersditch, and the origin is lost, though early tradition connects it with Jane Shore, the mistress of Edward IV.

It was the site of an Augustinian priory in the 12th Century until its dissolution in 1539. In 1576 the first playhouse (theatre) in England was opened, and in 1577 The Curtain theatre was opened in the middle of what is Curtain Road today.

During the 17th Century, wealthy traders and Huguenot silk weavers moved to the area, establishing a textile industry centered to the south around Spitalfields Market. The area declined along with the textile industry and from the end of the 19th Century to the 1960s, Shoreditch was a by-word for crime, prostitution and poverty.

Today Shoreditch is a busy and popular district, noted for its large number of art galleries, bars, restaurants, media businesses and an urban golf club.

Shoreditch High Street station officially opened to the public on 27 April 2010 with services running between Dalston Junction and New Cross or New Cross Gate. The station replaced nearby Shoreditch, which closed on 9 June 2006. The next station to the south is Whitechapel and to the north is Hoxton.


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Petticoat Lane in the 1920s
Credit: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress)
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Mass grave for plague victims, Holywell Mount (1665) Holywell Mount is the source of the River Walbrook. Today it lies underneath Luke Street in Shoreditch but, then in open land, was used as a plague pit in 1665.
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The Gibraltar Tavern in Gibraltar Walk, Bethnal Green. This pub was present before 1750 with an address is 11 Gibraltar Walk in 1882 and earlier, prior to street renumbering. The post-war Avebury Estate was extended in 1963 by four small blocks west of the existing late 1940s estate. The pub disappeared under the site for the block called Cadogan House.
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Established in 1745 as The Old Jerusalem, a drinking house took the name of Dirty Dick’s in 1814 and adopted his story along with it. The original of Dirty Dick was Nathaniel Bentley, a successful merchant with a hardware shop and warehouse in Leadenhall Street in the mid-eighteenth century. After his bride-to-be died on their wedding day - so the legend goes - he never cleaned up again, never washed or changed his clothes. Bentley died in 1809, and the Bishopsgate Distillers appropriated this story of the notorious dirty hardware merchant, adorning their bar with dead cats and cobwebs to perpetuate the legend.
Credit: Spitalfields Life
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The Primrose pub on the corner of Norton Folgate/Bishopsgate and Primrose Street (1912) The Primrose, which had existed since at least since 1839, was demolished in 1987
Credit: CA Mathew/Bishopsgate Institute
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Artillery Lane as viewed from Bishopsgate (1912)
Credit: CA Mathew/Bishopsgate Institute
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The Ten Bells pub, Spitalfields (2012) The Jamie Oliver series Jamie’s Great Britain featured his great-great-grandfather was a landlord of the pub during the 1880s. Oliver was shown visiting the Ten Bells to discuss his East London roots, and to see how Londoners lived, drank and ate at the end of the 19th century.
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Old Spitalfields Market (2017) This is a covered market which has been on the site for over 350 years. In 2005, a regeneration programme resulted in the new public spaces: Bishops Square and Crispin Place, which are now part of the modern Spitalfields Market. A range of public markets runs daily, with independent local stores and restaurants - as well as new office developments.
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One of the bedrooms of Dennis Severs’ House in Folgate Street, Spitalfields. Each room of Dennis Severs’ House is a preserve ’experience’ of 18th-century Huguenot life.
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Looking down Artillery Lane towards Artillery Passage in Spitalfields (1912)
Credit: CA Mathew/Bishopsgate Institute
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