My job gives me the privilege of being out and about every day in London.

Whether leading a walk, visiting a museum or gallery, or just enjoying the city's bustle or its quiet spaces, there's always something new to see, something interesting going on.

In my blog, I seek to reflect the ever-changing patterns of life in the greatest City on Earth!

The East End and Beyond

London’s East End and Beyond

East End tour with Blue Badge Guide Sue JacksonWe will be exploring what was historically London’s immigrant area, where Huguenots, Irish and East European Jews have settled, made their mark, and moved on. Today it is home to the Bangladeshi living in and around the famous and vibrant Brick Lane, crammed with curry houses. From Whitechapel we drive eastwards, towards Docklands. Here at Canary Wharf, once the bustling hub of the world’s largest docks, now a mini-Manhattan, we see how an area that had become derelict and neglected following the closure of the docks, has been triumphantly regenerated. And then on to Stratford, the heart of the 2012 Olympic Games, for a terrific view of the Olympic stadia. This area too had suffered from centuries of industrialisation and pollution, high unemployment, and poverty. Today, it too is being regenerated as part of the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games. We might choose to lunch in Stratford, and then visit the world’s largest tidal water mill in a ravishingly pretty setting of cobbled courtyards and oast houses. We will end our tour at Thames Barrier Park for a great view of the Barrier itself and, if time, a cup of tea.

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