Category Archive: east london history

What happened to the old Bow Station and the Bow Palais

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The old Bow Station was a grand affair. The type of building, which if it was still there, today would have been compared with the likes of St. Pancras and widely acclaimed as… Continue reading

Giant mural of Sylvia Pankhurst appears on the side of the Lord Morpeth pub in Bow

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A giant mural to Sylvia Pankhurst has been painted onto the side of a pub in Bow. The location couldn’t be more appropriate as Sylvia had actually lived in the house next to… Continue reading

Celebrating the work of the East London Group of artists at the Nunnery Gallery in Bow

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A show at the Nunnery Gallery in Bow has been celebrating the work of the East London Group of artists with a show called ‘The Working Artist: The East London Group’ and a… Continue reading

Key Moments in the Political History of the East End of London

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London’s East End has often found itself at the forefront of political activity.  From Sylvia Pankhurst and the suffragettes campaigning in Bow to the battle of Cable Street which did much to stem… Continue reading

The Top 20 street artists to see in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of the best places in Spain to see street art.  It’s a city with a vibrant artistic culture and everywhere you go, art jumps out at you and from a… Continue reading

The Seven Stars on Brick Lane the former murky East End pub which is now a street art hotspot

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It often gets featured and it often gets visited, in fact no self respecting street art connoisseur misses it when visiting the area and that’s because the Seven Stars car park at the… Continue reading

Facadism the laziest and most unsatisfying form of preservation is causing irreparable damage to Spitalfields and to London

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Possibly the laziest and most unsatisfying form of ‘preservation’ is the current fad of preserving the facade of an old building, only to completely gut the interior and replace it with an entirely… Continue reading

Sylvia Pankhurst and the East London Suffragettes, historic locations and where to find them

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Living in East London you are surrounded by history, not least that of the suffragettes. In fact, when you come from Bow, you can’t fail to acknowledge that in actual fact you are… Continue reading

Norton Folgate and Blossom Street redevelopment by British Land could see destruction of classic 19th century warehouse

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The unique area of Norton Folgate, the little former liberty joining the city with Shoreditch along the Bishopsgate road is to be redeveloped. The proposals include a mixture of plans for the site which… Continue reading

Where to Find Jack the Ripper Murder Sites in Whitechapel, Aldgate and Spitalfields

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There’s one thing about living in the East End of London that you can’t really fail to hear about and that’s Jack the Ripper. The evil mass murderer of women has somehow turned… Continue reading