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Shadwell is an east London area in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The town is situated south of Whitechapel and north of Wapping, approximately 4.8 km (3 miles) east of Charing Cross. Shadwell was traditionally part of Middlesex county up until 1900.
Closest towns in Shadwell include Ratcliff, Limehouse and Stepney. Notable residents of the area, both current and former, include musician and writer Jah Wobble, essayist and critic Walter Pater, trade union leader Bob Crow, and Thomas Jefferson’s mother Jane Rudolph Jefferson.
Shadwell station, Wapping station and the Docklands Light Railway stations at Shadwell and Limehouse are the London Overground railway stations nearby. The famous landmark in the area is St. George in the East, an Anglican church that was constructed from 1714 to 1729.