Commercial Street, E1

Road in/near Spitalfields, existing between 1844 and now

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Commercial Street is a major thoroughfare running north-south from Shoreditch High Street to Whitechapel High Street.

The first plans for a new street in Spitalfields and Whitechapel were made by a Select Committee on Metropolitan Improvements in August 1836. This Committee recommended the construction of a street ’from Finsbury Square to Whitechapel Church and the Commercial Road’, to run in a straight line from the Bishopsgate end of Middlesex Street to near the southern end of Osborn Street. An alternative scheme put to the Committee by the chairman of the Tower Hamlets Commissioners of Sewers was closer to the line finally chosen.

By 1838, the proposed path of the new road was beginning to take shape after considering the opinions of various organisations. It was considered fortuitous that the road would cut through and remove numerous slums such as those in Rose Lane and Vine Street. Therefore, not only would it link northern routes to Commercial Road and thus the docks, but also achieve ’the destruction of a neighbourhood inhabited by persons addicted to vices and immorality of the worst description’ (the linking of Thrawl Street to the new street via Keate Court in 1859 was considered a highly desirable development).

The work of clearing these densely packed and often dangerous slums was no mean task. Men worked at night to empty and fill in the ’privy-pits’ in the congested courts on the line of the street. In November of 1844, the gas pipes were laid and by December the street line from Whitechapel High Street to Christ Church had been completely marked out. The termination of the street at the church was ridiculed ’as if the only object of the line was to enable the sailors of our merchantmen to attend divine service on Sunday’

The laying of the new road effectively wiped out several streets. They were Essex Street, Rose Lane, Red Lion Street, Vine Street and much of Wheler Street.
The original name for the new road was Spital Street, but as a street of this name already existed nearby (in Mile End New Town), the name Commercial Street was agreed in September 1845 with building commencing in October.

An act of July 1846 authorised the extension of Commercial Street northwards (from Christ Church to Shoreditch High Street), though the building did not start until 1851. By 1856 it had been paved as far as Fleur-de-lis Street and was finally completed in 1858.

Commercial Street presented a strange assortment of architectural styles, but the most popular became known as ’warehouse gothic’, examples of which are still extant today.

The cutting of Commercial Street through the notorious rookeries of Spitalfields failed to alleviate the criminality of the district, despite opening up notorious thoroughfares to greater scrutiny. Thus it played an important part in the lives of the local community and indeed the lives of the victims of the Whitechapel Murders.

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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.

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.

Lived here
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.



Graham O’Connell   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 10:24 GMT   

Lloyd & Sons, Tin Box Manufacturers (1859 - 1982)
A Lloyd & Sons occupied the wharf (now known as Lloyds Wharf, Mill Street) from the mid 19th Century to the late 20th Century. Best known for making tin boxes they also produced a range of things from petrol canisters to collecting tins. They won a notorious libel case in 1915 when a local councillor criticised the working conditions which, in fairness, weren’t great. There was a major fire here in 1929 but the company survived at least until 1982 and probably a year or two after that.

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

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.

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,

Lived here
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.

Added: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

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


Added: 15 Jan 2023 09:49 GMT   

The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


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.

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.

Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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.

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.



Added: 31 Mar 2023 15:07 GMT   

BlackJack Playground
Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance was my favourite childhood park.I went to St Mary’s Catholic school, East Row from Nursery all the way through to Year 6 before Secondary School and I was taken here to play most days. There was a centre piece flower bed in the Voysey Garden surrounded by a pond which my classmates and I used to jump over when no one was looking. The Black jack playground was the go to playground for our sports days and my every day shortcut to get close to the half penny steps foot bridge via Kensal Road. There was also a shop where we could buy ice lollies on hot summer days.The Southern Row side of the Park was filled with pebbles which used to be so fun to walk through as a child, I used to walk through the deepness of the pebbles to get to Bosworth Road or east towards Hornimans Adventure Park.


Added: 29 Mar 2023 17:31 GMT   

Auction of the paper stock of Janssen and Roberts
A broadside advertisement reads: "By auction, to be sold on Thursday next being the 16th of this present July, the remainder of the stock in partnership between Janssen and Roberts, at their late dwelling-house in Dean’s Court, the south side of St. Pauls, consisting of Genoa papers according to the particulars underneath." The date in the ESTC record is purely speculative; July 16th was a Thursday in many years during the 18th century; 1750 is only one possibility. Extensive searching has found no other record of the partners or the auction.

Source: ESTC - Search Results

Born here
Added: 27 Mar 2023 18:28 GMT   

Nower Hill, HA5

Added: 26 Mar 2023 14:50 GMT   

Albert Mews
It is not a gargoyle over the entrance arch to Albert Mews, it is a likeness of Prince Albert himself.

Christine D Elliott   
Added: 20 Mar 2023 15:52 GMT   

The Blute Family
My grandparents, Frederick William Blute & Alice Elizabeth Blute nee: Warnham lived at 89 Blockhouse Street Deptford from around 1917.They had six children. 1. Alice Maragret Blute (my mother) 2. Frederick William Blute 3. Charles Adrian Blute 4. Violet Lillian Blute 5. Donald Blute 6. Stanley Vincent Blute (Lived 15 months). I lived there with my family from 1954 (Birth) until 1965 when we were re-housed for regeneration to the area.
I attended Ilderton Road School.
Very happy memories of that time.


Pearl Foster   
Added: 20 Mar 2023 12:22 GMT   

Dukes Place, EC3A
Until his death in 1767, Daniel Nunes de Lara worked from his home in Dukes Street as a Pastry Cook. It was not until much later the street was renamed Dukes Place. Daniel and his family attended the nearby Bevis Marks synagogue for Sephardic Jews. The Ashkenazi Great Synagogue was established in Duke Street, which meant Daniel’s business perfectly situated for his occupation as it allowed him to cater for both congregations.

Dr Paul Flewers   
Added: 9 Mar 2023 18:12 GMT   

Some Brief Notes on Hawthorne Close / Hawthorne Street
My great-grandparents lived in the last house on the south side of Hawthorne Street, no 13, and my grandmother Alice Knopp and her brothers and sisters grew up there. Alice Knopp married Charles Flewers, from nearby Hayling Road, and moved to Richmond, Surrey, where I was born. Leonard Knopp married Esther Gutenberg and lived there until the street was demolished in the mid-1960s, moving on to Tottenham. Uncle Len worked in the fur trade, then ran a pet shop in, I think, the Kingsland Road.

From the back garden, one could see the almshouses in the Balls Pond Road. There was an ink factory at the end of the street, which I recall as rather malodorous.


Added: 7 Mar 2023 17:14 GMT   

Andover Road, N7 (1939 - 1957)
My aunt, Doris nee Curtis (aka Jo) and her husband John Hawkins (aka Jack) ran a small general stores at 92 Andover Road (N7). I have found details in the 1939 register but don’t know how long before that it was opened.He died in 1957. In the 1939 register he is noted as being an ARP warden for Islington warden


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Abs House, E1 Abs House is a block on Frying Pan Alley.
Acorn Street, EC2M Acorn Street, Bishopsgate, was named from an old tavern sign.
Adler Street, E1 Adler Street runs between the Whitechapel Road and the Commercial Road.
Albany Court, E1 Albany Court is a block on Plumbers Row.
Alderman’s Walk, EC2M Alderman’s Walk was formerly Dashwood’s Walk, for Francis Dashwood, who lived here in the 18th century.
Angel Alley, E1 Angel Alley was a narrow passage which ran north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street..
Appold Street, EC2A Appold Street runs north-south on the City of London side of Liverpool Street station.
Arcadia Court, E1 Arcadia Court is a block on Old Castle Street.
Arthur Deakin House, E1 Arthur Deakin House is a block on Woodseer Street.
Artillery Lane, E1 The name Artillery Lane remembers the skills of the operators of the longbow.
Artillery Passage, E1 Artillery Passage dates from its time as part of The Old Artillery Ground.
Artizan Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Assam Street, E1 Assam Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Barnett House, E1 Barnett House is sited on Bell Lane.
Bartlett House, E1 Bartlett House is sited on Wentworth Street.
Bavaria House, EC2A Bavaria House is sited on Appold Street.
Bedford House, E1 Bedford House is a block on Wheler Street.
Bell Lane, E1 Bell Lane has late C16/early C17 origins, dividing the Halifax estate from the nearby tenter ground.
Bishopgate, EC2M Bishopgate is location of London.
Bishops Square, E1 Bishops Square resulted from a 2005 project to regenerate Spitalfields Market.
Bishopsgate Arcade, EC2M Bishopsgate Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Bishopsgate Court, E1 Bishopsgate Court is a block on Norton Folgate.
Bishopsgate, EC2M Bishopsgate was originally the entry point for travellers coming from the north east into London.
Black Lion Yard, E1 Black Lion Yard was a narrow thoroughfare running north-south from Old Montague Street (where it was accessible via a set of steps) to Whitechapel Road.
Bloomfield House, E1 Bloomfield House is a block on Old Montague Street.
Blossom Place, E1 Blossom Place ran west off Blossom Street.
Blossom Street, E1 Blossom Street runs from Fleur De Lis Street to Folgate Street.
Boden House, E1 Boden House is located on Woodseer Street.
Bowl Court, EC2A Bowl Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Bradbury Court, E1 Bradbury Court is a block on Old Castle Street.
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.
Britannia House, E1 Britannia House is a block on Hanbury Street.
Broadgate Tower, EC2A Broadgate Tower can be found on Primrose Street.
Broadwalk House, EC2A Broadwalk House is a block on Appold Street.
Brody House, E1 Brody House is a block on Strype Street.
Browns Lane, E1 Browns Lane is marked on the 1862 Stanford map.
Brune House, E1 Brune House is located on Bell Lane.
Brune Street, E1 Brune Street was laid out between 1810 and 1824 but redeveloped in the early 20th century.
Brushfield Street, E1 Brushfield Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Commercial Street to Bishopsgate.
Buxton Street, E1 Buxton Street developed in the early and mid-nineteenth century.
Calcutta House, E1 Calcutta House is a block on Old Castle Street.
Calvin Street, E1 Calvin Street was part of the Wheler Estate.
Camomile Street, EC3A Camomile Street is a short street in the City of London
Carillon Court, E1 Carillon Court can be found on Greatorex Street.
Carter House, E1 Carter House is a block on Unnamed Road.
Casson House, E1 Casson House is sited on Hanbury Street.
Casson Street, E1 Casson Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Catherine Wheel Alley, EC2M Catherine Wheel Alley is an old alleyway here.
Cavendish Court, EC3A Cavendish Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Celia Blairman House, E1 Celia Blairman House is a block on Folgate Street.
Central House, E1 Central House is a block on Whitechapel High Street.
Central Tower, E1 Central Tower is a block on Commercial Road.
Chicksand House, E1 Chicksand House is sited on Chicksand Street.
Chicksand Street, E1 Chicksand Street runs east from Brick Lane.
Cityscape Apartments, E1 Cityscape Apartments is sited on Heneage Street.
Clothier Street, EC3A A street within the E1, postcode
Cobb Street, E1 Cobb Street was laid out in 1899-1904 by Sir Algernon Osborn.
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.
College East, E1 College East is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Commercial House, E1 Commercial House is a block on Commercial Street.
Coney Way, E1 Coney Way is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Coppergate House, E1 Residential block
Corbet Place, E1 Corbet Place - an L-shaped street, onto which back several large industrial buildings of the early/mid-twentieth century.
Corinthian House, EC2A Corinthian House is a block on Great Eastern Street.
Crinoline Mews, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Crispin Place, E1 Crispin Place is the result of a regeneration programme within Spitalfields Market.
Crispin Street, E1 Crispin Street was developed in the late 17th century as part of the Wheler estate.
Cutler Street, EC3A Cutler Street runs north off Houndsditch.
Daniel Gilbert House, E1 Daniel Gilbert House is a block on Code Street.
Deal Street, E1 Deal Street dates from the mid 1840s.
Denning Point 33 Commercial Street, E1 A block within the E1 postcode
Devonshire Row, EC3A Devonshire Row leads off Bishopsgate.
Devonshire Square, E1 Devonshire Square lies at the end of Devonshire Row.
Dorset Street, E1 Dorset Street was a small thoroughfare running east-west from Crispin Street to Commercial Street.
Dowson Place, E1 Dowson Place appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
Dray Walk, E1 Dray Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Duval Square, E1 Duval Square is a location in London.
East India House, E1 East India House is located on Devonshire Square.
East India House, EC2M East India House is a block on Middlesex Street.
East Street, E1 East Street was one of the entrances into Spitalfields Market.
Eden House, E1 Eden House is a block on Spital Square.
Elder Street, E1 Elder Street was laid out from 1722 as part of the St John and Tillard Estate.
Ely Place, E1 Ely Place appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
Esprit Court, E1 Esprit Court is a block on Brune Street.
Evelyn House, E1 Evelyn House is a block on Greatorex Street.
Exchange Arcade, EC2A Exchange Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Exchange House, EC2A Exchange House is a block on Primrose Street.
Exchange Square, EC2A Exchange Square is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Fairchild Place, EC2A Fairchild Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Fashion Street, E1 Fashion Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Brick Lane to Commercial Street.
Field House, E1 Field House can be found on Buxton Street.
Fleur De Lis Street, E1 Fleur De Lis Street runs west from Commercial Street.
Flower and Dean Street, E1 Flower and Dean Street was a narrow street running east-west from Commercial Street to Brick Lane.
Flower and Dean Walk, E1 Flower and Dean Walk is a street of social housing created in the 1980s.
Folgate Street, E1 Folgate Street, formerly White Lion Yard and White Lion Street, has 17th century origins.
Fort Street, E1 There was originally a second Fort Street - besides the renamed Duke Street.
Fort Street, E1 Fort Street was formerly Duke Street.
Fournier Street, E1 Fournier Street is a street running east-west from Brick Lane to Commercial Street alongside Christ Church.
Frostic Walk, E1 Frostic Walk leads from Chicksand Street to Old Montague Street.
Frying Pan Alley, E1 Frying Pan Alley is situated close to Middlesex Street and its Petticoat Lane market.
George Street, E1 George Street was a street running north-south from Flower and Dean Street to Wentworth Street, crossing Thrawl Street approx. half way along its length..
Goulston Street, E1 Goulston Street is a thoroughfare running north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street.
Gravel Lane, E1 Gravel Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Greatorex House, E1 Greatorex House is sited on Greatorex Street.
Greatorex Street, E1 Greatorex Street was formerly called High Street.
Green Dragon Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
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 Street, E1 Gun Street was part of the Old Artillery Ground - land formerly designated one of the Liberties of the Tower of London.
Gun Yard, E1 Gun Yard ran west out of Norton Folgate.
Gunthorpe Street, E1 Gunthorpe Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hackney House, EC2A Hackney House is a block on Curtain Road.
Hanbury Hall, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hanbury House, E1 Hanbury House is located on Hanbury Street.
Hanbury Street, E1 Hanbury Street is a long road running west-east from Commercial Street to Vallance Road.
Hannan Court, E1 Hannan Court can be found on Pedley Street.
Harrow Place, E1 Harrow Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Hearn Street, EC2A Hearn Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Heneage Street, E1 Heneage Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Herbert House, E1 Herbert House is sited on Old Castle Street.
Heron Tower, EC2N Heron Tower is a block on Bishopsgate.
Hewett Street, EC2A Hewett Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Hobsons Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Hopetown Street, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
Horner Buildings, E1 The Horner Buildings are a vestige of the Victorian construction of Old Spitalfields Market.
Horner Square, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Houndsditch, EC3A Houndsditch runs through the Portsoken and Bishopsgate Without wards of the City of London - areas traditionally considered part of the East End.
Hudson Building, E1 Hudson Building is a block on Chicksand Street.
Hunton Street, E1 Hunton Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Jackson & Joseph Building, E1 Jackson & Joseph Building is a building on Princelet Street.
Jacobson House, E1 Jacobson House is a block on Old Castle Street.
Jerome Street, E1 Jerome Street was formerly Vine Street and part of the Wheler estate.
John Sinclair Court, E1 John Sinclair Court is a block on Thrawl Street.
Kensington Apartments, E1 Kensington Apartments is a block on Pomell Way.
Kent and Essex Yard, E1 Kent and Essex Yard ran north of Whitechapel High Street, close to the west side of Commercial Street.
Kings Arms Court, E1 Kings Arms Court lies off Old Montague Street.
Kingward House, E1 Kingward House is a block on Greatorex Street.
Kiran Apartments, E1 Kiran Apartments is located on Chicksand Street.
Kushiyara House, E1 Kushiyara House is a block on Pedley Street.
Ladbroke House, E1 Ladbroke House is a block on Commercial Street.
Lamb Street, E1 Lamb Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Leyden Street, E1 Leyden Street was laid out in 1899-1904 by Sir Algernon Osborn.
Lilian Knowles House, E1 Lilian Knowles House is a block on Crispin Street.
Little Paternoster Row, E1 Little Paternoster Row was once known as French Alley.
Lolesworth Close, E1 Lolesworth Close is a short cul-de-sac on the east side of Commercial Street which was originally the western extremity of Flower and Dean Street.
London Fruit Exchange, E1 London Fruit Exchange is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Luntley Place, E1 Luntley Place appears on the 1862 Stanford map.
Magpie Alley, E1 Magpie Alley was an old name for the western section of Fleur de Lys Street.
Market Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Mcauley House, E1 Mcauley House is a building on Wentworth Street.
McGlashon House, E1 McGlashon House is a block on Hunton Street.
Middlesex Street, E1 Middlesex Street is home to the Petticoat Lane Market.
Monmouth House, E1 Residential block
Monthope Road, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
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.
Mulberry Street, E1 Mulberry Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Nantes Passage, E1 Nantes Passage (also Church Passage) was built for Huguenot weavers.
Nathaniel Close, E1 Nathaniel Close consists of houses and flats built in the early 1980s.
New Evershed House, E1 New Evershed House is located on Old Castle Street.
New Goulston Street, E1 New Goulston Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
New Street, EC2M New Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
North Street, E1 North Street was one of the named entrance streets into Old Spitalfields Market.
Norton Folgate, E1 Norton Folgate links Bishopsgate and Shoreditch High Street.
Norvin House, E1 Norvin House can be found on Commercial Street.
Novem House, E1 Novem House is a block on Chicksand Street.
Odeon Court, E1 Odeon Court is a block on Chicksand Street.
Old Castle Street, E1 Old Castle Street runs north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street, the southern section of which incorporates the former Castle Alley, murder site of Ripper victim Alice McKenzie.
Old Montague Street, E1 Old Montague Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Baker’s Row (now Vallance Road) to Brick Lane.
Osborn House, E1 Osborn House is a block on Middlesex Street.
Osborn Place, E1 Osborn Place appears on maps between 1800 and 1900.
Osborn Street, E1 Osborn Street is a short road leading from Whitechapel Road to the crossroads with Brick Lane, Wentworth Street and Old Montague Street.
Osborne House, E1 Osborne House is a block on Osborn Street.
Osborne House, EC2M Osborne House is a block on Devonshire Square.
Park Lane City Apartments, E1 Park Lane City Apartments is a block on Middlesex Street.
Parliament Court, E1 Parliament Court was laid out in the 1680s as part of the development of the Old Artillery Ground.
Pavilion House, E1 Pavilion House is a block on Greatorex Street.
Paxton House, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Pecks Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Pedley Street, E1 Pedley Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Petticoat Square, E1 A street within the postcode
Petticoat Tower, E1 Petticoat Tower is a block on Middlesex Street.
Pindar Street, EC2A Pindar Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Plough Yard, EC2A Plough Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Pomell Way, E1 Pomell Way is a road in the E1 postcode area
Primrose Street, EC2A Primrose Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Princelet Street, E1 Princelet Street started its life as Princes Street.
Principal Place, EC2A Principal Place is a location in London.
Puma Court, E1 Puma Court was formerly known as Red Lion Court.
Quaker Street, E1 Quaker Street was at first called Westbury Street.
Ramar House, E1 Ramar House is a building on Hanbury Street.
Resolution Plaza, E1 Resolution Plaza is a location in London.
Rose Court, E1 Rose Court runs off Widegate Street.
Salesforce Tower, EC2N Salesforce Tower is a block on Bishopsgate.
Sandy’s Row, E1 Sandy’s Row runs along the City of London boundary.
Sandy’s Street, EC2M Sandy’s Street disappeared when Middlesex Street was extended in the 1890s.
Seven Stars Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shah Paran House, E1 Shah Paran House is a block on Pedley Street.
Sheba Place, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shield House, EC2M Shield House is a block on New Street.
Silwex House, E1 Residential block
Sloane Apartments, E1 Sloane Apartments is sited on Old Castle Street.
Snowden Street, EC2A Snowden Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
South Street, E1 South Street provided access from Brushfield Street into Spitalfields Market.
Spellman Street, E1 Spellman Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Spelman House, E1 Spelman House is a block on Spelman Street.
Spelman Street, E1 Spelman Street was formerly John Street and built up in the 19th century.
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.
St Clements House, E1 St Clements House is a building on Leyden Street.
St. John’s Drive, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Station House, E1 Station House can be found on Code Street.
Steward Street, E1 Steward Street ran further north originally that it does now.
Stothard Place, E1 Stothard Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Strype Street, E1 John Strype, who became an antiquary, historian and parson was the son of a Huguenot weaver and born near here in 1643.
Stuttle House, E1 Stuttle House is a block on Buxton Street.
Sun Street Passage, EC2M Sun Street Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Tannery House, E1 Tannery House is a block on Deal Street.
Tenter Ground, E1 Tenter Ground is one of the notable streetnames of Spitalfields.
The Arcade, EC2A The Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
The Broadgate Tower, EC2A A street within the EC2A postcode
The Community Centre, E1 The Community Centre is a location in London.
The Old Montague Apartments, E1 The Old Montague Apartments is a block on Old Montague Street.
The Relay Building, E1 The Relay Building is a block on Commercial Street.
The Steward Building, E1 The Steward Building can be found on Steward Street.
Thrawl Street, E1 Originally built by Henry Thrall around 1656, Thrawl Street ran east-west from Brick Lane across a former tenter field owned by the Fossan brothers, Thomas and Lewis.
Toynbee Street, E1 Toynbee Street, formerly Shepherd Street, was laid out in 1810-24 and redeveloped in 1927-36 as part of the London County Council’s Holland estate.
Tyne Street, E1 Tyne Street is a location in London.
Unicorn House, E1 Unicorn House can be found on Shoreditch High Street.
Unicorn House, EC2A Unicorn House is a building on Shoreditch High Street.
Union Place, E1 Union Place was a small alleyway off Quaker Street.
Universal House, E1 Universal House is a block on Wentworth Street.
Vibeca Apartments, E1 Vibeca Apartments is a block on Chicksand Street.
Victoria Avenue, E1 This is a street in the EC2M postcode area
Victoria House, E1 Victoria House is a block on Middlesex Street.
Vollasky House, E1 Vollasky House is a block on Daplyn Street.
Weaver Street, E1 Weaver Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Wendt House, E1 Wendt House can be found on Shoreditch High Street.
Wentworth Street, E1 Wentworth Street runs east-west from the junction of Brick Lane, Osborn Street and Old Montague Street to Middlesex Street.
Wheler House, E1 Wheler House is a block on Quaker Street.
Wheler Street, E1 Wheler Street runs north from Commercial Street.
White Church Lane, E1 White Church Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
White Church Passage, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
White Kennett Street, EC3A White Kennett Street was named after a Bishop of Peterborough.
Whitechapel High Street, E1 Whitechapel High Street runs approximately west-east from Aldgate High Street to Whitechapel Road and is designated as part of the A11.
Whitechapel Technology Centre, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Whites Row, E1 White’s Row is a narrow thoroughfare running east-west from Commercial Street to Crispin Street.
Widegate Street, E1 Widegate Street is now a short street connecting Middlesex Street and Sandy’s Row.
Wilkes Street, E1 Wilkes Street is a street of early eighteenth century houses, some of which were refronted in the early nineteenth century.
Windsor Street, EC2M Windsor Street was formerly a named street of the 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.
Wynfrid House, E1 Wynfrid House is a block on Mulberry Street.

Blackwall Tunnel The Old Kings Head is located at 28 Holywell Row, EC2.
Commercial Tavern The Commercial Tavern is on Commercial Street.
Dirty Dick’s Established in 1745 as The Old Jerusalem, the drinking house took the name of Dirty Dick’s in 1814.
Dirty Martini Dirty Martini is a pub near Liverpool Street station.
Horse And Groom The Horse And Groom is on Curtain Road.
Pride of Spitalfields Pride of Spitalfields stands on Heneage Street.
Tapster This is a bar in Liverpool Street station.
Ten Bells The Ten Bells has existed in various guises since the middle of the 18th century.
The Bell The Bell is on the non-City of London side of Middlesex Street.
The Bull The Bull dates back to the 17th century and stands on Devonshire Row.
The Culpeper The Culpeper used to be called the Princess Alice.
The Primrose The Primrose was a pub on the corner of Norton Folgate and Primrose Street.

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Spitalfields is near to Liverpool Street station and Brick Lane.

The area straddles Commercial Street and is home to several markets, including the historic Old Spitalfields Market, and various Brick Lane Markets on Brick Lane and Cheshire Street. Petticoat Lane Market lies on the area’s south-western boundaries.

The name Spitalfields appears in the form Spittellond in 1399; as The spitel Fyeld on the 16th-century Civitas Londinium map associated with Ralph Agas. The land belonged to St Mary Spital, a priory or hospital erected on the east side of the Bishopsgate thoroughfare in 1197, and the name is thought to derive from this. An alternative, and possibly earlier, name for the area was Lolsworth.

After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Spitalfields was inhabited by prosperous French Huguenot silk weavers. In the early 19th century their descendants were reduced to a deplorable condition due to the competition of the Manchester textile factories and the area began to deteriorate into crime-infested slums. The spacious and handsome Huguenot houses were divided up into tiny dwellings which were rented by poor families of labourers, who sought employment in the nearby docks.

In the 19th century the area attracted Jewish immigrants and the 20th, the Bengali community.

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Byward Tower, 1893
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The Great Synagogue of London (1810)
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The Boar’s Head was located on the north side of Whitechapel High Street. The Boar’s Head was originally an inn, which was built in the 1530s; it underwent two renovations for use as a playhouse: first, in 1598, when a simple stage was erected, and a second, more elaborate renovation in 1599.
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The Aldgate Pump (1874) Aldgate Pump is a historic water pump located at the junction where Aldgate meets Fenchurch Street and Leadenhall Street. The pump is notable for its long, and sometimes dark history, as well as its cultural significance as a symbolic start point of the East End of London. The term "East of Aldgate Pump" is used as a synonym for the East End or for East London as a whole.
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Bevis Marks Synagogue
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Exterior of St Katherine Cree, City of London
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St James Duke
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The Third Goodmans Fields Theatre, Great Alie Street (1801)
Credit: W. W. Hutchings

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin) addressing a "smoking debate" at Toynbee Hall (1902)
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Petticoat Lane in the 1920s
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Whitechapel Gallery
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