Rhodes Town

A ‘Walk Hackney’ event This walk investigates how the Rhodes family developed their Dalston estate, west of London Fields, into Hackney suburbia from 1807 into the 1870s. The walk focuses on … Read more

Historic Hoxton

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Hoxton and Shoreditch today are often known as fashionable parts of east London, areas to eat out in and go clubbing. It’s also an area of astonishing contrasts from post … Read more

Historic Hoxton

shoreditch_vestry

Hoxton and Shoreditch today are often known as fashionable parts of east London, areas to eat out in and go clubbing. It’s also an area of astonishing contrasts from post … Read more

Hackney Downs

A ‘Walk Hackney’ event Bounded betwixt Clapton, Dalston and Shacklewell, Hackney Downs, the highest piece of open ground within 4 miles of central London, has, like other parts of Hackney, … Read more

Shoreditch Park

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This map is taken from Charles Booth’s Poverty Survey in around 1898. Booth walked the streets of late Victorian London, accompanied by a local policeman, then produced maps and notebooks … Read more

Churches of the past

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This view, from around 1900, is looking south down Southgate Road N1 from near the junction with Englefield Road. The pub on the right is the Lord Raglan, now replaced … Read more