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Folk Customs:
April Fools Day
Baddeley Cake
Beating the Tower Boundaries
Blessing of the Throats
Bonfire Night
Changing of the Quill
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Footbridge Rent of one Red Rose
Hot Cross Buns for the Widow’s son
Mass for the executed Charles I
Quit Rents Ceremony
Vintners' Company Procession

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Mile End is a distinct area within the Borough of Tower Hamlets in London’s East End, with Bow to its eastern side and beyond that the site of the 2012 Olympics, in whose halo it certainly sits. What is now a fairly central location was of course in past times a country area, a hamlet known to exist on the site in the Middle Ages. Indeed it only became a part of the metropolis in administrative terms as late as 1855. The most glorious moment in the district’s history came during the Peasants’ Rebellion, when Richard II met the rebels there and came to an agreement with them (soon reneged on). In the later Victorian era The Queen’s Hall was built here, its facilities partly cultural and educational (the roots of Queen Mary College) and part leisure resource. Queen Mary College was formed in 1934, and has developed into a significant research-led university, which has a large campus in Mile End. The first V1 ‘doodlebug’ fell on Mile End with horrific consequences, though some good eventually came from the blitz in that bombsites were used to create Mile End Park, an area of importance for the community: it was here Rachel Whiteread showed her fascinating ‘House’ sculpture, sadly soon demolished; and where the innovative Green Bridge now stands.


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Beaumont Court (0.15 miles)

Beaumont Court

Queen Mary, University of London, offers visitors accommodation in the award winning Westfield Student Village at its Mile End Campus.

The bedrooms are arranged in flats of up to 6 rooms, all of which are ensuite, ... More | visit website

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London Docklands City Apartments (0.78 miles)

London Docklands City Apartments

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Set in the vibrant, sophisticated docklands area of Limehouse, these luxurious contemporary apartments are just a short walk from one of London's finest riverside locations. The City ... More

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City View Hotel (0.79 miles)

City View Hotel

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The City View Hotel is a brand new Bed & Breakfast in the lively East End by Bethnal Green Tube Station. The Bed and Breakfast offers extremely good value for money ... More

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Citystay Hotel (0.80 miles)

Citystay Hotel

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Offering quality en-suite accommodation at affordable prices, Hotel CityStay is a brand new budget hotel situated in Bow, London. The hotel has excellent transport links; central London is 10 minutes ... More

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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments (0.86 miles)

Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
From the moment you glimpse the baroque architecture of Town Hall and walk into the marble entrance-way with its sweeping staircase and art-deco interior, you know your stay will be memorable. A new concept, Town ... More | visit website
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Hotel Kings Arms Guesthouse (0.88 miles)

Hotel Kings Arms Guesthouse

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The Kings Arms Guest House is a Victorian heritage completely refurbished budget property, managed by experienced, helpful and friendly staff at reception which is 24 hours open. The rooms serviced ... More

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The Royal Foundation Of St Katharine (0.90 miles)

The Royal Foundation Of St Katharine
Set around a beautiful garden, St. Katharine’s is a hidden gem where our guests enjoy simple and comfortable accommodation in peaceful surroundings. Recently refurbished, we have single, double, twin and family rooms available all of ... More | visit website
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Grange Tower Bridge Hotel (0.94 miles)

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
Launched in June 2011, the brand new Grange Tower Bridge Hotel redefines luxury accommodation and events facilities within the famous Tower Bridge district. Signature services include a comprehensive Business Centre and an expansive Conference and ... More | visit website
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Old School Apartment (1.01 miles)

Old School Apartment
• Located in the heart of Whitechapel and conveniently positioned for Whitechapel Tube (two stops to Liverpool Street station or a few more stops to the heart of London and the West End). Shadwell DLR ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn London Commercial Road (1.08 miles)

Holiday Inn London Commercial Road

Those looking for a place to stay in London should look no further than the Holiday Inn London - Commercial Road hotel. This newly built hotel is located in the heart of cosmopolitan East London ... More | visit website

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