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London East End

Seen on our Jack the Ripper tour: East End's Ten Bells Pub, still in business, where Ripper victim Annie Chapman was drinking shortly before she was murdered.

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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.

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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’.

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London's East End in the 60's, (from London’s East End, a 1960s album). Photo by Steve Lewis.

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The Blind Beggar - Whitechapel opposite The London Hospital.The darkest piece of Blind Beggar pub history is that this is also the pub where Ronnie Kray, a notorious East End gangster (along with his twin brother Reggie) walked into the bar and shot a man in cold blood in front of the shocked patrons.

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East End Slum 1949. Scary to think that my Grandpa who grew up in London would have been the same age I am now when this photograph was taken...

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Perchick's Stores, East End of London. We love shops and shopping. That's it - theretailpractice.com, www.facebook.com/shoppedinternational and www.twitter.com/shopped

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