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East London

East London

East London starts east of the City of London. Being close to the old London Docks, it was a part of London where a variety of immigrants settled over the centuries. Today in Brick Lane it is the Bangladeshi influence that has made the street famous for it's curry restaurants.

Nearby, the old docks have been developed as a business centre with the headquarters of many banks, financial houses and media groups locating here. With Canary Wharf as its centre, there are plenty of shops and eating places in the area. It is well served by transport links with the Docklands Light Railway and the Jubilee Line providing good rail links.

Just East of Canary Wharf is City Airport. This is very popular with business travellers and can be easily reached by the Docklands Light Railway. Close by is the Excel Centre which is an important location for exhibitions and conferences throughout the year.

Stratford is the 2012 Olympic site and has the Westfield Shopping Centre nearby. There are many famous markets located in East London. These include Petticoat Lane, Old Spitalfields Market, Ridley Road Market in Dalston and the Columbia Road Sunday flower Market.

For football enthusiasts West Ham United and Leyton Orient are teams located in the area of East London.

Because of its varied history there are lots of walking tours around the area. One of the most popular is the 'Jack the Ripper' walk in the Whitechapel area. This tour points out places where he performed some of his gruesome deeds or were related to the murders, like the 'Ten Bells Pub'.

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