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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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Farzana
Farzana

E12, Manor Park. Home of the famous City of London cemetry where several Jack the Ripper victims and other infamous people are buried. It's beautiful. Also home to the newly arrived eastern European immigrant community. New eastern European cafes, grocery stores and clubs springing up all over the place. Fashion? Try the Army and Navy store on Manor Park Broadway for some heavy duty boots and retro jackets.

D
D

Victoria Park is NOT in E1, have you guys ever been there?? It's in E9 - which you've skipped.

Chris
Chris

I love it when an arrogant idiot is so very wrong, TC you should not comment on things you have no knwledge of, the London Fields end of Mare Street is a wash with Viet restaurants and even have a Viet night club!

Philip
Philip

There are 2 rather fine Vietnamese eateries by the Hackney Empire plus a few Viet grocers. What did happen to E9?

TC
TC

E8 for Vietnamese food? Errr, no: the cluster on Kingsland Rd are in E2. Ever noticed that when Time Out writes about something you know about it's always...wrong?

Sarah
Sarah

... and what about E9? Thought this is where all the artists packed off to after being priced out of Shoreditch....

Thom
Thom

What a load of crud article. Chingford isn't even IN Essex (if you look at a map!) as it's the City of London's garden, according to Dr Johnson, and it's most famous attraction is King Henry VIII's hunting lodge - Queen Elizabeth I's favourite retreat where "my childhood heart will always remain". Three people who are slightly more famous than Norman Tebbit.

Joseph
Joseph

What the... How could you skip E2, are you mad! Now if you look on your own ebsite you will see that most things that happen in East London are in Bethnal Green, and therefore E2. I am flabogasted!