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Local History Walks

Discover the history of Tower Hamlets through led and self-guided walks


banglatown walk

Bengali Cultural Walk

Bengali people have lived in London for nearly 400 years. Explore Banglatown and the Bengali East End.The 'Bengali Cultural Walk' offers a fascinating insight into the British Bengali community's significant contribution to contemporary UK culture.

View the Bengali Cultural Walk as a PDF [441.30KB] [2 pages]

black history walk

Black History Walks

Black people have been a feature of East London life since Roman times. Follow in the footsteps of individuals who made history and of those forgotten by it.

Explore 'Tower Hill to Museum in Docklands' and 'Aldgate to Stepney'

View the Black History Walks as a PDF [1.40MB] [17 pages]

jewish walk

Jewish East End Walk

Explore the vanishing Jewish East End

View the Jewish East End Walk as a PDF [1.11MB] [9 pages]

isle of dogs walk

Walks in the Isle of Dogs

Discover 'North Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf' and 'North Thames Path to Greenwich View'

View the Walks in the Isle of Dogs as a PDF [1.25MB] [12 pages]

spitalfields walk

Spitalfields Walk

Explore the vibrant and historic surroundings of Spitalfields

View the Spitalfields Walk as a PDF [321.47KB] [2 pages]

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Walks in Wapping and Limehouse

Explore 'Wapping and Shadwell' and 'Shadwell and Limehouse'

View the Walks in Wapping and Limehouse as a PDF [369.21KB] [2 pages]


Bow Heritage Trail

In 1990 the Bow Neighbourhood produced a pamphlet 'Bow Heritage Trail' which signposted places of historical interest.

View the Bow Heritage Trail as a PDF [1.66MB] [9 pages]