In the past, East London was a hub for manufacturing and industry. Pick any industry that was happening in England at the time of the 16th, 17th, 18th or even 19th century and chances are East London had a hand in it. Of course, East London was the prime location for this industry back then. As East London wasn’t actually part of the city until the railway came about, it meant that the folks in London weren’t bothered by the noise of brewing, slaughterhouses, leatherworking and all the other amazing goings-on in East London.
East London is arguably the most “London” area of the whole city, at least to a lot of people. This is because this part of London has always been associated with the working class. The men and women who built London worked in the factories and helped created Britain. Of course, now, East London is known for being a melting pot of cultures and nationalities that make up London. So East London has always been a very integral part of the city. It housed the people that created the city that we know and love today. And now it houses the wonderful people that make London the vibrant and interesting place that it is.