Banglatown and the Bengali East End History Walk
11.00am and 4.00pm
Cost £8.00 for employed & concession rate £6.00 for unemployed, students & elderly
To attend please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
In this guided walk, discover more about the Bengali community who have made this part of London their home for nearly 400 years. Tower Hamlets has a long tradition of welcoming immigrant populations from all over the world including Huguenots in the 18th century and Jews in the 19th century. Now one third of the population in Tower Hamlets is Bengali, making it the largest Bengali community in the UK. Early Bengali residents left few signs or buildings to mark their presence but some clues still remain. The thriving streets of the modern East End of London offer a fascinating insight into the British Bengali community's significant contribution to contemporary UK culture, from music and food, to politics and architecture.
Starting point: Altab Ali Park, Whitechapel. E1. Nearest tube Aldgate East
Finishing point Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR
Approximately 1.5 hours