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EAST LONDON - Architecture, Streetlife & Survival

19 May 10:30 - 12:30
Organized by: The London Ambler
Venue: , DEPARTS Old Street station - Street level exit 1
Old Street

One of the city's fastest growing and 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, pains and struggles of massive change.


Before the coffee, the hipsters and tech' -  merchants, labourers, refugees, reformers and the desperate 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 in the making of East London.


DEPARTS – Old Street station (Exit 1 Old Street east - North Side)


A walk by The London Ambler - Mike Althorpe.