Tag: London County Council

Woolwich Foot Tunnel

I walked south from North Woolwich under the Thames via the foot tunnel. Unlike its neighbour in Greenwich, this foot tunnel takes you from one rough and un-celebrated…

The Almshouses on Mile End Road

When London’s population exploded outwards in the nineteenth century the surrounding countryside was flooded with buildings and people that became part of the new metropolis. The Trinity Green…

Arnold Circus

Subject of one the BBC’s “Secret History Of Our Streets” documentaries, Arnold Circus is the centre of Britain’s first council estate, The Boundary Estate. Opened in Shoreditch in…