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The name most likely derives from Bathon Hall, the residence of the Bathon family who owned land in Stepney. Another name theory derives Bethnal Green from the Anglo-Saxon words “healh” which means corner and blithe. It could also come from the proper name Blitha. The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green is a Tudor ballad that was adopted on this E2 area’s coat of arms. He supposedly begged in front of The Blind Beggar pub in nearby Whitechapel.
Bethnal Green Shoreditch is full of shops. For sure you will find some interesting stuff here. In this neighborhood, art galleries coexist with exclusive gentlemen’s clubs. Bethnal Green Shoreditch has been experiencing a renaissance that is transforming it into a leading light, though with not such a bright past. This part of East London London is a conservation area that includes several listed buildings. Bethnal Green is well connected. You can reach the West End in 20 minutes thanks to the Central line. Also, Liverpool Street station is close to the area and the buses are fast.
Brick Lane is sometimes called Banglatown because it has a large Bangladeshi community. Many curry houses can be found on this street. Whitechapel Lane is the old name of Brick Lane. The current name derives from the 15th-century brick buildings. Black Eagle Brewery was one of the largest breweries in London. Benjamin Truman, the son of brewer Joseph Truman established this brewery. The nearby Truman Markets developed in the 17th century borrow the brewers’ name. Brick Lane featured in several music videos including Uberlin by R.E.M, Glory Days by Just Jack, and All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers. Bethnal Green Shoreditch has graffiti works by Bansky, Ben Eine, and Omar Hassan. Chicksand Street was called Osborn Place in 1787. Heneage Street and Hopetown Street, originally called Finch Street, reflect George Osborn’s marriage to Lady Heneage Finch. The Osborns owned several buildings in the area.