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The Royal London Hospital, a guided walk through the history of the estate

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Idea Store Whitechapel

321 Whitechapel Road

London

E1 1BU

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Meet at the entrance to the Idea Store, 321 Whitechapel Road at 2pm

Join Amy Smith and Peter Guillery for a guided walk of the eastern part of the Royal London Hospital estate in Whitechapel, navigating a rich assortment of purpose-built medical buildings. Explore the surviving rows of terraced houses laid out to generate an income for the hospital in the early nineteenth century. This orderly grid of wide streets includes buildings which testify to the area’s multifaceted history, such as an impressive Victorian church, former factories, a postal sorting office, and a synagogue. The estate is currently in the early stages of intense change, catalysed by the hospital’s recent transferral to modern tower blocks, the intended conversion of its old building into a civic centre for Tower Hamlets Council, and gentrification driven by the expected arrival of Crossrail. This walk is based on extensive research carried out as part of the Survey of London’s current study of Whitechapel.

This walk will be led by Amy Smith and Peter Guillery of the Survey of London, Histories of Whitechapel project.

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