History

Alfred Daniels an East End artist

East End inspiration

LoveEast is proud to collaborate with Spitalfields Life to present the final part of the exclusive preview of East End Vernacular In this final selection from ...
Broadway Market

When the market stalled

We all love Broadway Market but Stephen Selby looks back to a time when it was struggling to survive In 1970 Broadway Market, once one of the most thriving mar...
John Allin Spitalfields Market

Pride and prejudice

LoveEast is proud to collaborate with Spitalfields Life to present part two of the exclusive preview of East End Vernacular This handsome art monograph assembl...
Edmund Halley

Your end of term exam

Stephen Selby sets the questions in the summer History Hangout quiz 1. What was Hackney's Mermaid Tavern most famous for 200 years ago? Q8   &nb...

The Angel and the Cad

Stephen Selby tells a heartbreaking story of one of London's lost houses When Wanstead House was built in 1722, it stood on the second largest parkland propert...

Clean bill of health

Stephen Selby pays tribute to the men whose ingenuity brought clean water and good health to Hackney Hackney was a country village on the outskirts of London...

A Bit of Blue

Rachel Kolsky remembers Hackney's undisputed queen of Music Hall 2017 sees the 150th anniversary of the unveiling of the first London Blue Plaque commemorating...
Funeral

Dying Tradition

Hasina Zaman explains the history behind the horse-drawn funeral procession I recently met Gary Conway, head of marketing at The Stage – a new residential, off...
Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood

What's on at the Museum of Childhood this month ABC Photography opens on 11 February. Each letter of the alphabet introduces an image alongside a key word from...
Culture

Changing rooms

Rachel Kolsky points out a striking architectural feature on the Dalston skyline At the western end of Shacklewell Lane a magnificent building topped by a larg...