Whitechapel & Spitalfields news
Children have been splashing paint on the wall of a housing estate in London’s East End—and no-one seems to mind.
Award winning author Jeanette Winterson has been speaking to the BBC about having to close her deli in Spitalfields because of rising rates.
Karla Roman: Young architect with 'beautiful smile' named as cyclist killed in Whitechapel coach crashEvening Standard 8 Feb
The family of a young architect killed as she cycled to work today said: We will never see her beautiful smile again.
The woman cyclist crushed under the wheels of a coach in east London during the morning rush-hour in Whitechapel yesterday has died, police have confirmed today.
Two female cyclists killed on Londons roads with hours of each other...
A female cyclist was fighting for life in hospital today after being crushed under a coach on a cycle superhighway at rush hour.
A woman cyclist is fighting for her life after an accident with a coach during this-morning’s rush-hour in east London on the busy A11 Whitechapel Road.
Whitechapel crash: Female cyclist fighting for life after being hit by coach on east London cycle superhighwayEvening Standard 6 Feb
A female cyclist is fighting for life after being hit by a coach on a cycle superhighway in east London.
The Canvas Cafe counter, resplendent with 2 Fingers banner.
The mayor of one of Britain’s most-deprived boroughs turned up in the cold to be fed at a soup kitchen set up for the homeless in London’s East End.
Volunteers are running a soup kitchen at lunchtime today to help feed and clothe the homeless in London’s East End.
A campaign to save an historic Spitalfields pub has been reignited after developers lodged an appeal.
A woman cyclist was taken to hospital after a crash with a lorry on a busy high street in east London.
Sufferers of Sickle Cell disease have been behind the scenes to meet the scientists who routinely save their lives at the pathology research labs in east London where their blood is regularly screened.
Detectives are hunting a gang following a £1,500 raid on a Co-op supermarket and a series of other robberies and burglaries in London’s East End.
Campaigners won the battle last night to prevent developers throwing up a 28-storey skyscraper that would overshadow Grade I listed almshouses just 80 yards away which were designed by Christopher Wren in 1695.
1945 : The King and Queen arrive in Whitechapel to visit Hughes Mansions the day after Peace is declared in Europe on May 8 to meet survivors of Nazi Germany’s last V2 rocket bomb which had destroyed the housing complex in Vallence Road just six ...
The Second World War in Europe is drawing to a close—but the defiant Nazis have a last shot at London with their deadly V2 rocket.
Artist Tracey Emin has pulled out of her controversial plans to tear down a period building in a conservation area in London’s East End and put up what critics called “a Stalinist crematorium” in its place—much to the relief of the ...
Our nightly series for the East London Advertiser ’s 150th anniversary this year reaches 1936 and the ‘Battle of Cable Street’, the folklore legend when the East End turned out to stop Mosley’s Blackshirts marching through Whitechapel.
A foundry which opened in Queen Elizabeth I's era and which made Big Ben's bells is up for sale.
Labour took a bruising at last night’s Whitechapel by-election resuklt in east London when a “novice” independent candidate won the seat on Tower Hamlets Council with a runaway majority.
Polls close tonight at 10pm for the controversial Whitechapel by-election in London’s East End to replace a councillor jailed for housing fraud.
ADVERTISER 150: We look back to Titanic and what a photographer finds in Spitalfields after the drama at seaEast London Advertiser 30 Nov
Our nightly review of the big stories of the day we’ve covered since 1866, marking the East London Advertiser ’s 150th anniversary this month, has reached 1912 and the dramatic sinking of Titanic.
Josh Loeb enjoys an issue of Hackney Today, which features a four-page wraparound ad for London Square Spitalfields When he was Hackney’s mayor, Jules Pipe claimed an extra £400,000 per year would make virtually no difference to the council’s ...
The heartbroken mum of actor Mark Blanco is calling for a reconstruction of the night 10 years ago this coming Saturday when he plunged to his death in London’s East End in suspicious circumstances—after being thrown out of a party over a bust-up...
This nightly series marking the East London Advertiser ’s 150th anniversary this month has caught up with the 1911 Siege of Sidney Street, with a dramatic gun battle between Peter the Painter’s anarchist gang cornered by police in a Whitechapel ...
TV presenter Dan Cruickshank in eleventh-hour bid to protect Whitechapel almshouses from new 28-storey towerEvening Standard 27 Nov
Historian and TV presenter Dan Cruickshank has called on Sainsburys to withdraw its plans to build a 28-storey apartment block within yards of central Londons oldest almshouses.
Preparations are under way in the final seven days for the controversial Whitechapel by-election in London’s East End to replace a councillor jailed for housing fraud.
The East London Advertiser marks its 150th anniversary in this nightly trip back into our past, looking at the biggest sensational news story of the 19th century.
The East London Advertiser continues its nightly look at some of the news we have covered since November, 1866, as part of our distinguished 150th anniversary this month, like one of our earliest stories about Thomas Barnardo’s rescue of the street...
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Female artists’ work on display in Whitechapel Pic: Elijah Kong An all-female exhibition has gone on display at Whitechapel Art Gallery aimed at giving women their autonomy back.
The stone now built into the wall of the new engine-house formerly stood 103 feet west from this mark.
The vacant ground extending 61 feet east, 13 feet west and 30 feet north of this stone is part of the ground conveyed to the Commissioners appointed by act of Parliament for building the church and is accordingly part of the freehold belonging to the...
Christchurch Spitalfields The western entrance to this church was altered and improved and the ornamental ironwork enclosure fixed in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven.
This church was re-opened January the first 1867 after being closed seven months for entensive alterations and improvements under the direction of a committee of parishioners.
On Ash Wednesday February 17 1836 this tower was burnt by fire.
Eduardo Paolozzi is one of the most important British artists of the mid-20 th century, but he is often overlooked.
I received this email last week from a reader.
As I have mentioned many times in previous blogs, Dorset Street, in Spitalfields, had a dreadful reputation for vice and villainy in the 19th century.
By 1886 the Peabody Trust had been in existence for over twenty years, and had, to a large extent, fulfilled its objectives of providing low cost, decent housing for the indigenous, working poor of London.
Cycle superhighway 2 on Whitechapel Road, where a cyclist was killed.
The East London Mosque is one of Britain’s largest mosques.
Conservatives Campaigning in Whitechapel By-election Sun, 22/01/2017 - 17:59 Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 After the conviction of sitting Tower Hamlets First councillor Shaded Ali for housing benefit fraud the Conservatives in Tower Hamlets have been ...
Following various fiery experiences at London Sichuan restaurants including ‘My Old Place’ and ‘Sichuan Folk’ in Spitalfields, this peppery Chinese cooking was a cuisine I wanted to explore but was slightly scared of.
Been there for over 3 weeks.
New to the Whitechapel Gallery is a display of photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC.
One thing is certain about the Whitechapel Murders; they alerted society at large to the horrendous social conditions that had been allowed to develop, relatively unchecked, across the eastern fringe of the World’s wealthiest one square mile – ...
The Common Lodging Houses of Whitechapel and Spitalfields played an integral part in the saga of the Jack the Ripper murders.
One of the criticisms that is often made of television dramas, documentaries and films on the Jack the Ripper murders, is that they often show the murderer stalking his victims through thick London fogs.
From Caravaggio to Georgia O’Keefe, 2016 saw some impressive blockbuster exhibitions in London’s big museums.
Dorset Street in Spitalfields had a dreadful reputation for vice and villainy in the closing years of the 19th century and on into the early years of the 20th century.
The Whitechapel Gallery’s cafe is set to get a makeover from the team behind 10 Greek Street and 8 Hoxton Square.
The Workhouse loomed large over the lives and in some cases the deaths – of many of the poor and destitute in Whitechapel at the time of the Jack the Ripper murders.
Solomon’s Knot Baroque Collective performing at Shoreditch Town Hall as part of Winter Festival.
Just a few minutes walk from where our Jack the Ripper tour begins, there is a little park, which is the Altab Ali Park.
Brick Lane, Tower Hamlets.
The Whitechapel Workhouse loomed over the streets of the area in 1888 and features in the mystery of Jack the Ripper in that it was to its mortuary that the bodies of several of the victims were taken in the immediate aftermath of their murders.
On Monday the 24th of September 1888, with the Whitechapel murders causing widespread panic in the East End of London; and the general press overage on the murder of Annie Chapman – which had taken place on the 8th of September 1888 – urging ...
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