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The Peoples Park - Victoria Park

Known as the 'Peoples Park' or to locals 'Vicky Park'; it is one of London's favourite open spaces, the largest park in Tower Hamlets and one of London's most visited green spaces with approximately 9 million visitors every year.

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Going Down the Roman Road

Going down the Roman' has been an East End tradition for many years. But what is the history of the Roman Road and its famous market?

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8 Reasons To Live In Theydon Bois

In 1066 Theydon Bois village had a population of around 10. A church was built on the present site of Theydon Hall in 1253, today we have two popular churches within the village, St Mary the Virgin and Theydon Bois Baptist Church. By 1428 Theydon Bois was officially named, the community did not have to pay taxation at this time because there were fewer than 10 householders. In 1832 the famous 62 Oaktree’s still here today were planted along The Avenue across The Green by Robert Westerby Hall-Date, Lord of the Manor. In 1535 entertainment was introduced to the village folks as well as the royalty coming to visit. 1822 was the year a small school started, and by 1828 it situated just 8 pupils. The railway reached Theydon Bois in 1865. 1965 The village hall was built.

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Best Restaurants in Bow, E3

It can't be denied that gentrification has changed the face of Bow over recent years, but it's also brought a uniqueness to the area, mixing the old with the new. Whether you're looking for a cheap eat or want to try something unusual, Bow has something to offer everyone. Here's our review on Pizza Brixton @ Bow restaurant who has recently opened its doors on Roman Road.

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Living in Chigwell

Our Theydon office in Essex covers the well-known and affluent area of Chigwell. Famed for having Alan Sugar as a resident and being the set of Birds of a Feather amongst others.

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Living in Hackney

Haca's Eye is the term that the name derives from, meaning "raised ground in marshland." I know what you're thinking - Hackney? Marshland? Well back before we were growing beards, getting funny haircuts and living the jet-set lifestyle that we all do in 2017 (like, way before) Hackney was a rural area. It wasn't until the arrival of the railway line and the Iron Bridge that the area began being built up. Hackney Marshes act as a great reminder of the areas roots.

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Roman Road Neighbourhood plan

Neighbourhood planning was first introduced in 2011 through the Localism Act. It allows residents and businesses to have their own planning policies in a neighbourhood plan.

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The Rise of Hotels in East London

Shoreditch, Mile End, Bow, Hoxton and Hackney have been known for many things over the year but never a tourist attraction. The rise of interest in street art, coffee shops, creative businesses, unique retail experiences and private members clubs have caught the eye of tourists from around the world. Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The London Eye and Wembley have historically been the busy parts of London with tourist flocking with cameras to say they have seen the Queen.ed book token prizes for the top three which we understand were presented at school assembly. Below is a picture of some of the staff and the top drawing voted for!

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The secret history of East London's relationship with potatoes

Potatoes originated in South America and quickly found their way to the market stalls of Ridley Road. It has a history that many locals are proud of but do you know the story? "If, crazed with hunger and exhaustion, our weary Roman legionary, on his way back to Londinium from the rigours of duty on Hadrian's Wall, stumbled forward into another time warp, he would be puzzled by the displays of strange exotic root vegetables in the shops on Kingsland Road or Ridley Road Market

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Bethnal Green Pub Names Pub of The Year

One of our local pubs in Bethnal Green was named Michelin pub of the year against 500 other pubs across the UK. This is in relation to the latest in Michelin's most recent Eating Out in Pubs Guide

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11 reasons to go to Roman Road

A place where two tribes live in harmony, and Roman Road is the epicenter. The old and new Bow residents come together to form an ever changing culture. Running for more than a mile between Bethnal Green and Bow, it's a street that's earned its place in East End history.

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