People and places that characterize London's East End
Famous personalities and landmarks associated with East London
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The East End represents multicultural London at its most colorful and vibrant. And it's no doubt a neighborhood with a lot of history.
The area was once notorious for its deep poverty, overcrowding, and associated social problems. In the late 19th century, its slums were the hunting ground of Jack the Ripper, one of the most infamous serial killers in British criminal history. During the Second World War, East London was visited by members of the royal family, who empathized with the plight of its bombed out citizens. And East End boroughs are also the childhood homes of Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Caine, and other famous celebrities. Today, this historic core still maintains a singular identity and even its own language.
Click through and discover the people and places that help characterize the East End.
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