Victoria Park with the City in the distance ©️ Matt Payne

Lockdown photo essay captures aerial photography of an empty Victoria Park

‘The drone allows you to see areas from a very unusual perspective and it has the power to completely transform familiar places. I look for the geometry within infrastructure sometimes and the pathways in the park provided that.’

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First doodlebug was dropped on Grove Road © Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archive

World War II’s first doodlebug was dropped on Grove Road

The first V-1 flying bomb, or doodlebug, landed on Grove Road, decimating the railway bridge and killing six people. 30 people were injured and 200 were made homeless. Here’s how it happened.

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Closed for lockdown, Bow Road tube station 2020 © Michael John Oliver

The controversial history of Bow Road tube station

Bow Road tube station is best known for its playful, colourful pillars that line its platforms. But did you know this station has a rather turbulent history? We dive into the story behind Bow Road’s tube station.

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