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Tower Hamlets

Containing most of the Docklands area, including Canary Wharf, the borough of Tower Hamlets lies to the east of the City of London. The name derives from the locals who went to work as yeomen at the Tower of London, coming, as they did, from one of the hamlets in the area.

The best-known attraction in the district is the historic Tower of London, which dates from the time of William the Conqueror in the 11th century, and has variously been used as a royal residence, prison, fortress and even menagerie.

The borough has a portion of the traditional East End within it's boundaries, with Brick Lane, the curry centre of the UK, at it's heart. The Two Puddings pub is also in Tower Hamlets and was the centre of operations for the Kray twins, as well as being the scene of grisly crimes committed in their name.

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Tower Hamlets - Essential Info

Official name of borough:The borough of Tower Hamlets
Local Government:Tower Hamlets
Council Address:The Town Hall, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BG
Council email:webteam@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Council phone:020 7364 5000
Council website:www.towerhamlets.gov.uk
Population of Tower Hamlets (est.):206589

Areas in Tower Hamlets

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Tower Hamlets:

Bethnal Green, Bow, Bromley, Cubitt Town, Globe Town, Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, Mile End, Mill Meads, Millwall, Old Ford, Poplar, Shadwell, Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Stepney, Wapping, Whitechapel.

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