|London Borough of
|The London Borough of Tower Hamlets lies immediately to the east of the City of London and
north of the Thames. It includes the following areas: Bethnal Green, Blackwall, Bow,
Bromley-by-Bow, Cambridge Heath, Cubitt Town, Docklands, East Smithfield, Globe Town,
Haggerston, Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, Mile End, Millwall, Old Ford, Poplar, Ratcliff, Shadwell,
Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Stepney, Wapping, Whitechapel. Also included in this borough are the
Tower of London and Canary Wharf.
|This 1908 postcard shows the formal opening of Tower Bridge on 30
|A couple of early unused postcards of the Tower.
|Petticoat Lane, which is just across Bishopsgate from Liverpool Street
Station - probably a pre-WW1 postcard.
|Another view of the Sunday Market in Petticoat Lane. Don't look for
Petticoat Lane on a street map, there is no such street, try Wentworth
Street or Middlesex Street !!
|Another good view of Petticoat Lane.
|Poplar Hospital - early 1900s.
|Two more of Tower Bridge, both from 1904. I suppose that technically Tower Bridge isn't in the Borough of Tower Hamlets but it is an integral
part of any visit to the Tower, so I've included a few postcards here as well as on our London Bridges page.
|"The Tower of London - Closely connected with England's history
ever since it was built in 1078 by William the Conqueror. The Tower
today is noted the wide world over for its famous Armories, Crown
Jewels, fearful Prison Chambers and quaintly dressed Warders, all
serving to connect the glories of the past with the stern realities of the
|The White Tower - a 1927 postcard.
|An early postcard of a Beefeater.
|A postcard mailed in 1925.
|A group of Yeoman Warders in Undress
|Burdett Road Fire Station, E14.
|A couple of churches in Bow. These are not the churches with the famous Bow Bells ! To be a true cockney you must be born within the sound
of Bow Bells, ie the bells of St Mary-le-Bow in Cheapside.
|Burdett Road, Bow.
|The People's Palace on the Mile End Road.
|St Anne's, Limehouse.
|Bethnal Green Road.
|Brick Lane Market.
|Did You Know....that Lionel Bart, the composer,
song-writer and lyricist who wrote the words and
music for "Oliver !", was born in Stepney in 1930 ?
|The Royal Mint, in East Smithfield.
|Postcards of the Past
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