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route to market via Hackney

route to market via Hackney

The route to Bishopsgate can still be seen clearly on a current map, wending its way fairly directly via roads and footpaths from Mare Street Narrowway down to Virginia Road which, prior redevelopment, joined Shoreditch High Street. We couldn't resist drawing it on a map. The route to Cheapside would have carried on and entered the City at Bishops Gate. The route to Smithfield is less obvious.

2018: Spitalfields Life walked what they call the Black Path, but they started it way up at the junction of Forest Road with Hoe Street, pretty close to the North Circular. The route from there to where Lea Bridge Road crosses The Lea (what else?) is not so clear to see but the route from the River Lea down to join up with our line at Mare Street, via Powerscroft Road, can be seen on the map.

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route to market via Hackney

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Greengrocers and sheep

This sculpture commemorates the use of London Fields as a grazing area for li...

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garment and textile industries in the East End

garment and textile industries in the East End

The origins of the East End textile industry can be traced to the 14th century when Flemish artisans set up dye works on the River Lea. In the late 17th century the Huguenots arrived in Spitalfield...

Concept, Commerce, Craft / Design, Industry

4 memorials
Lanesborough Hotel

Lanesborough Hotel

A 5 star hotel, reputedly the most expensive in London. In 2011 the highest rate was £14,000 per night. Each guest is allocated a 24 hour butler.

Building, Commerce

2 memorials
Lord Paul

Lord Paul

Business magnate, philanthropist and politician. Born Swraj Paul at Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He moved to England in 1966 to get treatment for his daughter who was suffering from leukaemia. Founded...

Person, Commerce, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration, India

2 memorials
The Cavendish Hotel

The Cavendish Hotel

There is evidence of a 'Miller's Hotel' on the site in the early 1800s which was renamed in 1836. It was purchased by Rosa Lewis, who expanded it by combining four buildings into one. During both t...

Building, Commerce

1 memorial