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Spotted Dog pub in Forest Gate Upton Park E7 is a 15th century grade II listed building. It’s believed that it served as a hunting lodge for King Henry VIII.
West Ham Park was once part of the 16th century estate Upton House. The building was also called Rooke Hall. In the 18th century, it was known as the Ham House.
Boleyn Ground was a football stadium opened in 1904. In was closed in 2016. The 2018 movie Final Score featuring Dave Bautista was filmed at the stadium.
The actual term ‘Upton Park’ was applied for the first time in the 1880s to a housing estate. The ‘Park’ was added for marketing reasons.
East London has a large Asian community. The area has a lot of shops that cater to this particular community.
Upton Park actually has a green area. It’s the Priory Park that extends from the northeast corner of the Boleyn Ground.