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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is the London borough to the east of the City of London, north of the River Thames. It includes the classic East End.

The area has been known as the Tower Hamlets for centuries, originally literally referring to the small villages to the east of City of London near the Tower of London.

It includes much of the Docklands region of London, including West India Docks and Canary Wharf.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Population:196,106 (2001)
Ethnicity:51% white, 33% bangla, 6% black
Formerly:Bethnal Green, Poplar, Stepney
Villages:East End, Isle of Dogs
Shoreditch, Whitechapel
Neighbours:City, Greenwich, Hackney
Lewisham, Newham, Southwark
MPs:Oona King, Jim Fitzpatrick
GLA:City and East London

Areas included in the borough:

Demographics of Tower Hamlets

According to the 2001 census the borough has a population of 196,106. Is is 51% white, 33% Bangaldeshi, 3% Black African and 3% black Caribbean. 29% of the borough are owner-occupiers.

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