Top 10 east London postcodes
From David Beckham to Winston Churchill - check out east London's most famous residents
Whitechapel, Stepney, Mile EndGets the E1 treatment because it’s the home of the main sorting office - after that postcode numbers go up alphabetically by area. Famous for: Jack the Ripper, Brick Lane, Dr Barnardo’s, Victoria Park, numerous fried chicken outlets.
Bow, Bromley-by-BowFamous for: being Walford in ‘EastEnders’, Crossways Estate, Rhythm Division, Dizzee Rascal, George Galloway, Victoria Park, Rachel Whiteread’s ‘House’.
Chingford, Highams ParkFamous for: Norman Tebbit, Walthamstow dogs, being Essex, Epping Forest, Teddy Sheringham.
Forest Gate, Upton ParkInept police raids, Arnold Schwarzenegger (lived in Forest Gate in the 1960s), Green Street, Bangladeshi markets.
Hackney, DalstonHackney Empire, Vietnamese restaurants, Broadway Market, Turkish restaurants, Rio Cinema, occasional shootings, London Fields, Iain Sinclair, Steven Berkoff, Michael Caine.
Leytonstone, WansteadSouth Africans, Vertigo cinema, start of suburbia, Wanstonia, Alfred Hitchcock, David Beckham, Jonathan Ross.
Stratford, West HamOlympics, the forthcoming gateway to Paris, Tony Banks (aka Lord Stratford).
Victoria Dock, North WoolwichCity of London Airport, ExCel, Woolwich foot tunnel, Thames Barrier, A13.
WalthamstowBoy bands, the longest high street in Europe, pretending to be a village.
WoodfordMillionaire footballers, Winston Churchill, East Enders made good.
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