In Photos: Shoreditch In The 20th Century

Eleana Overett
By Eleana Overett Last edited 16 months ago
In Photos: Shoreditch In The 20th Century

By the time the 1900s came around, the textile and furniture industries that had been the pillars of business and economy in Shoreditch had severely declined, leaving the area notorious instead for crime and poverty. This was made worse by the damage caused by the Blitz. It wasn't until the late 20th century that Shoreditch began its rejuvenation into the edgy district we know today.

Brick Lane, 1970s
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Brick Lane, 1961
Source Rob Baker
Brick Lane, 1970
Source Carl Thompson
Crispin Street taken by C.A. Mathew in 1912. From the Special Collections at Bishopsgate Institute
Source Joe Flanagan
Pitfield Street in Hoxton, 1905
Source The Ripper
Brick Lane, 1970s
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Brick Lane, 1972
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Brick Lane, 1970s
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Live geese in a shop on Brick Lane, 1955
Source Davenant
School strikes, Shoreditch
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Shoreditch, 1940s
Source Old London
Lynedoch Street, Shoreditch 1920
Source Yesteryear
Hoxton Market, 1910
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Regent's Canal in Shoreditch, 1955
Source Londonhistorian
Hillcott House, Shoreditch
Source This Brutal House
Shoreditch, 1915
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Brick Lane Market, 1920
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View down Brick Lane, 1957
Source Old London
Hoxton Square, 1921 and today
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Shoreditch Scouts on St George's Day in 1952
Source Rob Baker
Jolly Butchers in Brick Lane. It closed in 1987.
Source The Ripper
Club Row, Shoreditch, 1965
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Brick Lane in 1997
Source Handpicked London
Brick Lane, 1978 and now
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Shoreditch Station, 1926
Source Old London
The Jewish Soup Kitchen in Brune Street
Source The Ripper
Columbia Road, 1997
Source Nik Strangelove
Brick Lane, early 1900s
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Brick Lane in 1935
Source Old London
The top end of Brick Lane c.1971
Source David
Shoreditch station c.1920
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Clocking in at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, 1964
Source Old London
Hoxton, 1974
Source This Brutal House
Frying Pan Alley, off Brick Lane, 1900s
Source Joe Flanagan
Mobile Homes on Ivy Street, Hoxton, 1973
Source Sam Jacob
Brick Lane, sacking girls, 1906
Source Mark a Latham
Old Street Underground station, 1930s
Source Londonhistorian
261 - 265 Brick Lane in 1900
Source The Ripper
Brick Lane Market, early 1970s
Source M. V. Aufschnaiter
Brick Lane in 1978
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Brick Lane in 1905, looking onto Bethnal Green Road
Source David
Shoreditch in 1929
Source Rob Baker
Nile Street, Hoxton, 1906
Source Historical England
Cheshire Street in Shoreditch, January 1973
Source Rob Baker
Brick Lane market 1987. That might not be the genuine Mona Lisa
Source Old London

Last Updated 29 June 2017