London Borough of
Tower Hamlets
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,
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.
London, Tower Bridge Opening Ceremony, Old Postcard
This 1908 postcard shows the formal opening of Tower Bridge on 30
June 1894.   
Tower of London
Tower of London
A couple of early unused postcards of the Tower.
London, Petticoat Lane
Petticoat Lane, which is just across Bishopsgate from Liverpool Street
Station - probably a pre-WW1 postcard.
London, Middlesex Street
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 !!
Petticoat Lane
Another good view of Petticoat Lane.   
London, Poplar Hospital
Poplar Hospital - early 1900s.
Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge
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.          
Tower of London
"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
Old Postcard, London, The White Tower
The White Tower - a 1927 postcard.
Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London
An early postcard of a Beefeater.
A postcard mailed in 1925.  
A group of Yeoman Warders in Undress
Burdett Road Fire Station
Burdett Road Fire Station, E14.
East India Dock, Blackwall Pier
Blackwall Pier.

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Bow Church
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.
Holy Trinity, Bow
Burdett Road, Bow.
Peoples Palace, Mile End Road
The People's Palace on the Mile End Road.
Did You Know....that Ashley Cole, Chelsea and
England footballer, was born in
Stepney in 1980 ?
St Annes Limehouse
St Anne's, Limehouse.
Bow Church
Bow Church.
London, Bethnal Green Road
Bethnal Green Road.
London, Brick Lane Market
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 ?
Royal Mint, East Smithfield, London
The Royal Mint, in East Smithfield.
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Souvenir Mug - London, Petticoat Lane
Souvenir Mug - London, Petticoat Lane
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Petticoat Lane, London
Petticoat Lane, London
Stepney, London
Two more views of Petticoat Lane.
"The Battle of Stepney" - or "the Seige of
Sidney Street".
Poplar, Tower Hamlets
Tower Hill.
Chrisp Street, Poplar.
Tower of London Souvenir Mug
Tower of London Souvenir Mug
by Postcards of the Past
Tower Bridge, London - Souvenir Mug
Tower Bridge, London - Souvenir Mug
by Postcards of the Past
Wrist Watch - Tower Bridge, London
Wrist Watch - Tower Bridge, London
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