Brick Lane - Garry Knight via Flickr

Brick Lane – a refuge for plucky underdogs

Like much of East London, Brick Lane has traditionally been a refuge for the plucky underdogs of London, an area outside the protection of the original city walls, where numerous waves of immigrants arrived to set up shop, using their trades to establish a better life for themselves, often whilst fleeing persecution from their native…

St Mary Matfelon church, popularly known as St Mary's, Whitechapel

Whitechapel’s sordid history

Jack the Ripper, the elephant man and prostitutes… Christ Church, Spitalfields   Today Whitechapel is a vibrant area of London with a rapidly growing population. It is becoming an ever more desirable area for new homes and businesses and with the Council’s 15 year regeneration plan underway it’s set to get even better. Plans include…