Whitechapel Road

You’ve seen it all before, if only in the book, but not necessarily in such beautiful weather.

The trees which line the A12:-


Trinity Almshouses:-



The Blind Beggar, named after Henry de Montfort who died in the Battle of Evesham in 1265 and ended his days begging in Bethnal Green:-


David Adjaye’s Idea Store:-


The fountain outside the tube station:-



And the old Grave Maurice public house, whose name commemorates Prince Maurice of the Palatinate, who fought for the royalists in the Civil War, rebuilt in the early 1870s by Robert Mann of Kentish Town, and frequented, like the Blind Beggar, by the Kray Twins:-



3 thoughts on “Whitechapel Road

  1. Henry, son of Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, ‘led the van’ at the battle of Lewes (1264). This was of the decisive battles in our struggle for democracy, albeit then only in its infancy, with some of the King’s powers being taken by the Barons. An appropriate association with our borough.

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