The Bethnal Green Tube Disaster was the UK's largest single loss of civilian life during the Second World War.
The building at 277 Bancroft Road, which houses the collections and services of Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, started life as a vestry hall.
Will Crooks was born at 2 Shirbutt Street, a one-roomed house at Poplar in between Poplar High Street and East India Dock Road.
This exhibition focuses on the life of Reverend William Henry Lax during the period when he was minister of Poplar Methodist Church, East India Dock Road, Poplar.
Most people associate The Blitz with World War Two, but the first airborne terror campaign in Britain took place during the First World War.
The Great Dock Strike of 1889 took place against a background of growing trade unionism among unskilled workers. Find out what happened
There are records which testify to the presence of Afro-Caribbean residents in Stepney for at least several centuries.