East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recreation is murder’.
Mill wall, East London ~ The association with Cockney and the East End in the public imagination may be due to many people assuming that Bow Bells are to be found in the district of Bow, rather than the lesser known St Mary-le-Bow church. Thus while all East Enders are Cockneys, not all Cockneys are East Enders.
Lollipop lady at work in the East End during the 1960s with her baby in the pram.Photograph taken from London’s East End A 60s Album published by The History Press http://spitalfieldslife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/East-London-97-44-low-res.jpg
Pie & mash is a traditional London working-class food, originating in London's East End. Pie, mash & eel shops have been in London since the 19th century & are still common in south & east London, & many parts of Kent & Essex. The shops may serve either or both steamed & jellied eels. M. Manze in Peckham have been serving this dish since 1902.