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East End, London

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The East End of London, also known simply as the East End, is an area of Central, East London and London Docklands, England; east of the Roman and medieval walls of the City of London, and north of the River Thames. The East End is the historic core of wider East London but is not defined by any universally accepted boundaries, though the various channels of the River Lea are often considered to be the eastern boundary.
The East End's emergence began in the Middle Ages with initially slow urban growth outside the eastern walls, which subsequently accelerated, especially in the 19th century, to absorb pre-existing settlements.
The first known written record of the East End as a distinct entity, as opposed its component parts, comes from John Strype's 1720 'Survey of London', where he describes London as consisting of four parts: the City of London, Westminster, Southwark, and "That Part beyond the Tower".
The relevance of Strype's reference to the Tower was more than geographical. The East End was the major part of an area called the Tower Division, which owed military service to the Tower of London. Later, as the East End grew and the Tower Division contracted, the East End became, arguably, conterminous with the Tower Division.
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  • As its name suggests is the east end of London, the area around Brick Lane and Slightly North Hoxton. There are many sunday-up markets and brick lane markets with many food stalls, so it's a good place to go out on the day of the event. There are many painted street art here and there, so you can enjoy it.
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  • Some say the east end is not what it used to be but it is still worth a visit fir its many cultures it’s old pubs linked to the old criminal east end the streets frequented by the likes of Jack the Ri...  more »
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