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east end by crispin street night shelterYou start in the Victorian Shoreditch of the Child of the Jago and the Old Nichol immortalised by novelist Arthur Morrison. Then it’s Arnold Circus, the amazing housing development which starred in the Secret Lives of Our Streets TV series and was used in the recent Suffragette film. You then see some great old commercial Victorian buildings which are part of the reason Shoreditch has become so popular with artists looking for characterful living and working spaces. Then it’s more remarkable buildings including the first Peabody building and some characterful old Almshouses. Charming, historic 18th century Hugenot Spitalfields is then a must-see, before going on to one of London’s most beautiful churches and its ‘Itchy Park.’ A wonderfully preserved night shelter, soup kitchen, wash houses and Toynbee Hall mission then tell us we’re in the Victorian East End. There’s also Jewish history here too, and we show you some great old photographs of the area as well.  And we can show you some Whitechapel Murders stuff too if you wish.

Start Shoreditch High Overground Station
Finish Aldgate East Underground Station
Shorter Walk Alternative – Same start and finish points but a shorter route.