Whitechapel & Spitalfields news
Old soldier Charles Pope who won the Victoria Cross for valour has finally been commemorated in the East End neighbourhood where he grew up—100 years after his death.
Public consultations are being launched tonight in east London for the long-awaited Spitalfields Neighbourhood Plan.
Hundreds of people turned up for a vigil and rally against knife crime in London’s East End tonight following the death of 20-year-old Syed Jamanoor Islam who was stabbed outside his home in Mile End.
A new memorial stone to remember a First World War hero born in London’s East End who was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously is being unveiled by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets today.
Busy traffic junctions on the A11 in east London—where at least six cyclists have been killed in three years—are among the worst in the capital for road safety which have been identified today in a study by City Hall.
A man has been charged after officers seized this gun and ammunition in Whitechapel at the weekend.
Four men have been charged in connection with a robbery of the Petticoat Lane Co-op store in London’s East End, Scotland Yard has confirmed today.
The father of a little boy who needed lifesaving treatment when he was born at just 27 weeks is running the London Marathon for the charity which gives free accommodation to parents to be near their children in hospital.
A landlord who broke the law by turning a building into seven flats without planning permission could be forced to repay the money he made renting them out.
Children as young as five are to be taught how to manage their pocket money and personal finance to be ‘moneywise’ in later life as part of the curriculum.
The last batch of tower bells has been cast at the historic Whitechapel foundry at the premises it has occupied since 1738.
Primary pupils got a firey introduction to science when they visited east London’s Swanlea Secondary for the day.
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.
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Summer is the season of long days, sunshine (some of the time) and, of course, outdoor dancing! Our schedule of free outdoor dancing is as hot as ever.
Waterworks junction Bishopsgate Spitalfields William Morris is turning in his grave - the society HQ which he set up - The Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings The Gherkin is slowly disappearing as newer developments swamp it...
Are you ready for our fourth fiendish quiz of 2017? Can you believe that the year is now a quarter over? Time marches on, but our Jack the Ripper monthly challenge is a fixed point in an ever changing firmament, so to speak.
Once again the Fruiterers supported the Lord Mayor’s Curry Lunch, an annual event held to raise funds for the Soldiers’ Charity (formerly the British Army Benevolent Fund).
Old Spitalfields Night Market is moving to the daytime this Friday for an Easter special.
Eduardo Paolozzi is all over London; from the mosaics at Tottenham Court Road tube station to the sculpted head outside The Design Museum, you’ve probably seen his work and not even noticed.
Although the Common Lodging Houses of Est London were a source of comment long before the autumn of 1888, the fact that almost all of Jack the Ripper’s victims had spent their final days and years inhabiting them focused a great deal of press ...
On the 11th September 1888, the East End, and London as a whole, was reeling in shock at what was being seen as the fourth atrocity in the series known as the Whitechapel Murders.
The historic Whitechapel Gallery Pic: Henry Lawford (Flickr) For decades East London has had a reputation as the city’s centre of contemporary art.
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...
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