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Spitalfields

Time: 11am   Duration: 2 Hours 

Start: Liverpool St Station (Bishopsgate Entrance)

Finish: Leadenhall Market

6. Spitalfields 
 

From Immigration to Capitalism

Spitalfields: Just next to the wealthy City of London, yet historically one of the poorest areas of our capital city. Centuries of immigration and regeneration have shaped this area. Find out how successive immigrants such as French Huguenots, Jewish communities from Eastern Europe and Bangladeshis from the Indian sub-continent helped to transform this area outside the City walls into one of the most cosmopolitan in London, proving that London has always been an open city. 

 

We pass through markets, places of worship, a medieval hospital and modern street art as we learn how this area has transformed to become one of the most desirable places to live in the capital. We will then journey through Brick Lane - the curry capital of London - and end up in the  

City of London seeing the skyscrapers as a testament to London’s status as a global financial centre.  

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