With the UK Government’s Covid19 current restrictions, rules and regulations in place – ‘non-essential’ travel is not encouraged – as a result, London Shoes is unable to get out ‘on-the-road’ to start this new year of 2021, with a brand new blog topic.
However – all is not lost, as just before the ‘lockdown’ instigated just a couple of days before Christmas, Shoes was fortunate enough to squeeze in a couple of blog topics, that weren’t too far from home.
This publication is just one of those from that particular days activity, and forms Part 2 of the theme “London Street Art” – and focuses on the amazing “Tower Hamlets-Landmarks” of Aberavon Road-Mile End-Bow-London-E3.
This particular venture out was a bit special for me personally as it took me back to a specific district I know very well, having worked in the area in the late 1980’s.
The ‘Tower Hamlets-Landmarks’ mural is on full display on a wall located at the entrance to Aberavon Road – which is situated directly opposite Mile End tube station (Mile End tube is serviced by the Central and District lines – the red and green ones on a standard London Underground Map)
The Aberavon Road mural depicts landmarks/places of interest that can be found within the ‘London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ – and it portrays well known and historic locations such as:- Brick Lane (where all the curry houses are) – Columbia Road (where the famous flower market is held) – the Limehouse Basin (a pivotal waterway of the old Docklands) – Canary Wharf (the now financial district of London) – York Hall (once a famous swimming baths plus a very place where many a famous boxer plied there trade early in their career) – the Olympic Park where the majority of the 2012 Olympic Games events were held – & today its the home ground of my beloved West Ham Utd FC) – the iconic Queen Mary University (one of the top educational centers in London) – The old London docklands warehouses (still in situ down Narrow Street near Wapping) – The Royal London Hospital (in Whitechapel) – Victoria Park (in Hackney) plus many other sites that make up the Lon Bor. of Tower Hamlets.
Unfortunately and strangely – I couldn’t find any info on the internet or from any other sources, to clarify who the artist is, or how long this magnificent and engaging mural has been displayed on the wall in Aberavon Road – but I’m sure that once I publish this article on the London Shoes website, there is bound to be a reader who will hopefully be able to confirm this for me.
So there we have it – the very first London Shoes blog of 2021 – the ‘Tower Hamlets-Landmarks’ mural in Aberavon Road-Mile End- short & sweet, but still worth covering off in my opinion – and also, it was also good to return to an old workplace stomping ground – hope you enjoyed it.
Take care & stay safe
See below the entire gallery of photos taken to accompany this blog