East London is the outer eastern part of London, north of the River Thames.

Location of the East London area in London

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Many outer areas of East London were once part of the county of Essex. Essex is sometimes used as part of the postal address for these areas.

East London consists of the following boroughs:

  • Barking
  • Dagenham
  • Newham the borough includes:
  • Stratford – Location of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Note: this is not Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, the birthplace of Shakespeare.)
  • East Ham
  • West Ham
  • Ilford
  • Woodford
  • Walthamstow – This town was made famous by a teen pop band E-17 (the postcode of the area) who came from here and had a number of hits. Soak up the multicultural atmosphere.
  • Chingford
  • Leyton
  • Leytonstone the birth place of Alfred Hitchcock

Map of London/East

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