Top 10 east London postcodes

From David Beckham to Winston Churchill - check out east London's most famous residents

  • E1

    Whitechapel, Stepney, Mile End

    Gets 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.

    E3

    Bow, Bromley-by-Bow

    Famous for: being Walford in ‘EastEnders’, Crossways Estate, Rhythm Division, Dizzee Rascal, George Galloway, Victoria Park, Rachel Whiteread’s ‘House’.

    E4

    Chingford, Highams Park

    Famous for: Norman Tebbit, Walthamstow dogs, being Essex, Epping Forest, Teddy Sheringham.

    E7

    Forest Gate, Upton Park

    Inept police raids, Arnold Schwarzenegger (lived in Forest Gate in the 1960s), Green Street, Bangladeshi markets.

    E8

    Hackney, Dalston

    Hackney Empire, Vietnamese restaurants, Broadway Market, Turkish restaurants, Rio Cinema, occasional shootings, London Fields, Iain Sinclair, Steven Berkoff, Michael Caine.

    E11

    Leytonstone, Wanstead

    South Africans, Vertigo cinema, start of suburbia, Wanstonia, Alfred Hitchcock, David Beckham, Jonathan Ross.

    E15

    Stratford, West Ham

    Olympics, the forthcoming gateway to Paris, Tony Banks (aka Lord Stratford).

    E16

    Victoria Dock, North Woolwich

    City of London Airport, ExCel, Woolwich foot tunnel, Thames Barrier, A13.

    E17

    Walthamstow

    Boy bands, the longest high street in Europe, pretending to be a village.

    E18

    Woodford

    Millionaire footballers, Winston Churchill, East Enders made good.

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