The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is a borough to the east of the City of London and north of the River Thames. It is in the eastern part of London and covers much of the traditional East End. It also includes much of the redeveloped Docklands region of London, including West India Docks and Canary Wharf. A part of the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is also within Tower Hamlets.
The Borough of Tower Hamlets takes its name directly from the Tower of London which is within its boundaries and translates from “The Tower and its many Hamlets”
This is a truly apt name for the borough, for although the area is now one of the most densely populated areas of the country and all of these “hamlets” are now all very much intertwined each area still retains its own character.
Below are just a few of the examples and points of interest within the borough but this is by no means an exhaustive list as I am sure you will enjoy discovering for yourself.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park