Category Archives: /Hac-Shoreditch

Boxpark, Shoreditch

Above: Looking along the row of containers beside Bethnal Green Road which are in use as small shopping units. A new concept in ‘pop-up’ shopping malls began in Shoreditch in 2011. The idea was to create a row of shops … Continue reading

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Shoreditch Overview

Above: The busy crossroads formed of Shoreditch High Street (to the right), Kingsland Road (to the left) and Old Street (where the camera is positioned). This was once the centre of the old village. The parish church of St Leonard … Continue reading

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Hackney, London Borough of

Above: Outline map showing all the old Metropolitan Boroughs. Three are shown in GREEN. They were combined to form today’s London Borough of Hackney. This year we shall take a look at the whole of the London Borough of Hackney. … Continue reading

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East London

Above: There are no Saxon or Norman maps of London. To illustrate the approximate area of East London, we will use part of Cary’s map of 1786. It shows the line of the old Roman road leading north out of … Continue reading

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Metropolitan London (Year 1)

Above: Map of old Metropolitan London. The boundary lines show all original Metropolitan Boroughs. Those being considered in this academic year are coloured GREEN. Stoke Newington, Hackney and Shoreditch make up today’s London Borough of Hackney. Bethnal Green and Stepney … Continue reading

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Kingsland Road in the 1930s

Above: Hoarding surrounding a development at the Elephant and Castle. Reminiscing the Past I was waiting for a bus at the Elephant and Castle traffic interchange a few months ago and I noticed a large drawing of a pink elephant … Continue reading

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Battle of Waterloo on the Shoreditch Art Wall

Above: Artwork on the ‘Shoreditch Art Wall’ on the south side of Great Eastern Street. On the left is a representation of the Waterloo medal, issued to British troops who took part in the battle. This year we celebrate the … Continue reading

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