At Captain Cook’s House In Mile End Rd | Spitalfields Life

Captain Cook’s house, c.1936

Captain Cook’s house, c.1936

Long before the East End acquired its reputation as London’s working-class quarter, it had a different character. Walk along the Mile End Rd today from Whitechapel and, even after so much has been demolished in the interests of supposed urban regeneration, you will spot surviving signs of grandeur. Trinity Green, the last remaining set of almshouses, is still intact, as are a few eighteenth-century private…

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4 thoughts on “At Captain Cook’s House In Mile End Rd | Spitalfields Life

  1. What a shabby spot for such an important memorial. And it’s hard to imagine Shadwell as ‘rural’ too.
    I doubt it will ever be rebuilt, but there is a nice statue of Cook in Whitby, which I have seen.

    Best wishes, Pete.

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