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One of the city's fastest growing and rapidly changing areas, East London has for centuries been the engine room, shop floor and clearing house of the capital with its streets and buildings bearing witness to the shocks and pains of massive change.
Before the coffee, the hipsters and tech' - merchants, labourers, reformers and refugees shaped its life and each have left their mark on its tumultuous landscape.
From lost markets, model dwellings and modernism to railways, warehouses and world firsts, this walk explores the streets and spaces of Hoxton, Shoreditch and Spitalfields revealing the landmarks and struggles in the making of the first East London.
A walk by The London Ambler - Mike Althorpe.