East London, Bow in particular, is steeped in history, from Roman times to the Great War, from the Suffragettes to the 2012 Olympics. It has been the centre of attention from its outset.Stratforde was first recorded as a settlement in 1177, the name is derived from its Old English meaning of paved way to a ford.
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Situated two miles east of Canary Wharf are the Royal Docks. Comprised of Royal Albert, Royal Victoria, and King George V, they were built between 1880 and 1921 and were constructed to accommodate larger vessels unable to travel further up river
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In Medieval times, the Isle of Dogs was known as Stepney Marsh and in the 13th Century was drained to support meadows and pastures as well as cornfields. During the reign of Henry VIII the King kennelled his dogs in the area and used to keep his dogs here.
Rotherhithe has a long history as a port, with many shipyards from Elizabethan times until the early 20th century and with working docks until the 1970s. In the 1980s the area along the river was redeveloped as upmarket housing...