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Tower Hamlets, London Borough of (London): Tour of High Street 2012

Press Release   •   Oct 05, 2010 12:26 BST

Residents can undercover the hidden past of High Street 2012 – the main thoroughfare between the city of London and the Olympic Park in Stratford – through a guided tour.

Taking place on Sunday 10 October, the guided historical tour explores the area’s past and shines a spotlight on the High Street 2012 project which will improve local parks and public spaces and restore many of the buildings to their former glory.

Starting with a cuppa in Billy Bunter’s Cabin, 81 Mile End Road, the tour takes in Mile End Waste, Whitechapel Market, Whitechapel Bell Foundry and Altab

Along the way walkers will be able to speak to the designers to find out more information about the High Street 2012 project and the improvements they will see over the next couple of years.

The guided historical tour starts at 3.30pm and ends at 6pm at Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, where there will be further opportunity for refreshment.

Local architects Muf architecture/art, who are designing High Street 2012 schemes in Aldgate, Mile End Waste and Mile End, are carrying out the walk on behalf of Tower Hamlets Council.

To find out more about the guided walk email or call 020 7251 4004.

Note to Editors

High Street 2012

High Street 2012 is the main thoroughfare from the city to the Olympic Park in Stratford.

The £10 million regeneration project is harnessing the momentum of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to create a world-class high street in the heart of the East End.

The project is well underway and will see improvements to heritage buildings and spaces, better streets and decorative lighting, a new cycleway, de-cluttering, greener spaces, and better signage to help people find their way. While much of the work will be completed ahead of London 2012, improvements will continue ensuring that local people see the benefits beyond the games.


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