Category Archives: East End and the Olympics

Three Mills and the River Lea

People often argue about where the East End of London stops and east London starts. But to most East Enders the division is clear. The River Lee forms the eastern boundary of Bow, and Tower Hamlets too. To the west … Continue reading

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Baron de Coubertin and the East End Olympics

A decade ago, when Greece hosted the Olympic Games, much was made of the fact that the competition was coming home. Cue images of Ancient Athenians spinning discuses and hurling javelins, before wrestling each other to the ground. This in … Continue reading

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Bromley by Bow or Tescotown

The news that Tesco is to build a new ‘supermarket suburb’ at the Bromley-by-Bow corner of the Olympic site, with 460 homes, a school, a park, hotel, library and high street with shops has excited a mixture of delight and … Continue reading

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