Top Hole East End Walk Around Bethnal Green


Top Hole East End Walk Around Bethnal Green

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Taking a walk around London’s Bethnal Green is somewhat different from how it once was, but there are still some pockets of the area which remain true to its past and there are some wonderful cafes and museums to visit with a rich history.

I would definitely start with breakfast at E. Pellicci Cafe. It’s an absolute treat with Grade 2 listed status and 1940s interior. The staff are friendly and funny too.
There is also authentic Pie and Mash at Kelly’s and the Victorian and Albert Museum of childhood.

Bethnal Green was famous for the blind beggar who was actually Henry de Montfort, sone of the Earl of Leicester and many balads have been written about him. In this film Lil Lost Lou sings her own version of The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green.

Bethnal Green was also the stamping ground of the notorious Kray Twins and we go past some of their haunts, where they went to school and boxed and of course where The Krays drank!

In addition there is the usual history of the buildings and some of London’s first social housing experiments.

If you enjoyed this video take a look at some of my other films!  or  Contact me for a private walk.

Music by Lil Lost Lou



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