Whitechapel & Spitalfields news
Commuters were hit with delays of more than two hours after part of the District line ground to a halt.
An application for London’s historic Whitechapel Bell Foundry to be listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’ has been made by conservationists.
MP Rushanara Ali (right) has been on a fact-finding tour of Crossrail’s station complex under construction in her east London constituency, deep beneath Whitechapel.
After Hours at the Whitechapel Gallery’s new Refectory.
A surgeon at The Royal London Hospital has become the first person to live tweet an operation around the world.
Avant-Garde (1970) by Eduardo Paolozzi.
Free wholesome meals were given free in London’s East End to people recovering from homelessness or illness, those on a low income or socially isolated and to refugees.
Communities in London’s East End won a battle last night to stop an historic building once used as Victorian omnibus stables into a food court of 17 restaurants and four bars in a neighbourhood already filled with “drinking dens”.
It took huffs and puffs—but most competitors completed today’s Great Spitalfields Pancake Race in London’s East End without embarrassing slip-ups.
Three men have been arrested for immigration offences after 15 people were found hidden in a lorry at New Spitalfields Market.
A woman and a child were rescued from a house fire in Whitechapel in the early hours of this morning.
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.
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QA: Artists in Conversation exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery.
On the 10th of September 1889, Police Constable Pennett found the torso of a woman – which was missing the head and legs,and which was covered over by part of an old chemise – under a railway arch in Pinchin Street in the East End of London.
It is interesting to note how, for many years after 1888, newspapers the world over were still publishing stories on new finds about the Jack the Ripper case, and many of these articles featured accounts of characters who, so the papers opined, may ...
By September, 1889, the excitement and panic that had been generated by the Jack the Ripper murders of the previous year had, to a large extend, begun to subside.
A curious article appeared in The North-Eastern Daily Gazette on Wednesday September the 18th 1889.
Art, beer and pizza! It’s a triumvirate adding up to a good time, especially when the art is amazing, the beer is refreshing and the pizza is yummy.
Whitechapel Gallery in Tower Hamlets, where you can find Terrains of Body exhibition on 12 March.
Bernadette O’Sullivan, CSR Manager for Dentons law firm.
If you’re a young person interested in the construction industry, then there’s a chance to visit a Crossrail building site later this month.
Now a staple of the annual social calendar, the goat race sees Oxford vs Cambridge in their timeless battle of goating strength.
In the October and November of 1888, as the Whitechapel murders gained momentum, and increased in ferocity, newspapers began commenting on whether anything like this murder spree had ever been seen in London before.
The school is located by Vallance Gardens, inspiring the name change.
In August 1891, a man by the name of Percy Greathead, found himself in court when, after having been drinking heavily for two weeks, he decided to head to the East End in the early hours of the morning, and pay a visit to the scenes of the ...
It is often remarked how the Whitechapel murder generated a great deal of press coverage as journalists the World over spotted the opportunities afforded by the unknown miscreant, stalking the streets of East London, to increase sales of their ...
Although it is generally believed that there were no murders in the Jack the Ripper cycle throughout the whole of October 1888, the fear that the murderer might, at any moment, strike again was never far from peoples minds.
Bull’s Head on Red Ground-1946 Pic: Victoria Lancaster Whitechapel Art Gallery is currently displaying five decades of work by Eduardo Paolozzi, one of the most inventive British artists of the 20th century.
Pioneering Scottish pop-artist Eduardo Paolozzi , who died 12 years ago, is having a bit of a renaissance in the capital at the moment.
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.
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