Let’s Get Visual: East London

The Traveling IQ vault is packed with travel photos that have never seen the light of day. They’re lonely and want to say hello.

Here’s a little photo tour of East London, from my November 2011 visit.

East London has undergone a dramatic change over the last decade. The once isolated area beyond the Tower of London, is now home to trendy shops, cafes, art galleries and open-air markets.

During my visit last year, I explored the area with my trusted “insider” Urban Gentry guide and stayed for the grand opening of the Aloft London Excel Hotel–all as the city was prepping to host the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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2 responses to “Let’s Get Visual: East London

  1. I grew up in East London, and a lot of my family lived there. These are lovely pictures which takes me back to some very happy times!

  2. So glad, Mark. It was a great trip exploring a part of London I barely even knew existed when I lived there as a student.

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