Ba'al Shem of London's grave © Social Streets

Ba’al Shem of London’s grave in Mile End’s Alderney Road Cemetery

Behind an anonymous brick wall in Alderney Road off of Mile End Road lies the oldest Ashkenazi cemetery in the U.K. Founded in 1696 and closed in 1852, the cemetery marks the establishment of the Ashkenazi community, now the largest Jewish ethnic group in the U.K.

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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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