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
|Ethnicity:||51% white, 33% bangla, 6% black|
|Formerly:||Bethnal Green, Poplar, Stepney|
|Villages:||East End, Isle of Dogs|
|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.