Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Whitechapel in 50 Buildings

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Author: Louis Berk, Rachel Kolsky

Why Whitechapel? Outside of the Square Mile (the City of London) it is probably the best known area of greater London in the UK, if not the world. The buildings here range from the majestic, for example the Nicholas Hawksmoor churches at the eastern and southern end of the district (Christchurch and St Georges in the East) and the magnificent Royal London Hospital in the centre, to a wonderful series of social housing projects dating from 1695 to the present day. In-between are buildings of immense importance to the social history of the UK.

The book will map the journey of the various immigrant communities who have lived and contributed to the area, from the Huguenot weavers in the eighteenth century, the large Jewish community of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the recent growth of the Bangladeshi community, as evidenced by the changing face of Brick Lane.

Book ISBN 9781445661902

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Sep 2016

Height 235

Width 165

Illustrations 100

£14.99

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