The East End of London has been known for many things. It has gone from one of the most feared areas of the London thanks to the exploits of Jack The Ripper and the Krays. In between in 1903, American author Jack London wrote of the People of the Abyss, the abyss being the same Whitechapel streets that only 20 years earlier were haunted by Saucy Jack. This same area was also heavily bombed during the London Blitz of WWII. But what a difference a century makes.
The area stretching from St. Katharine Dock to Canary Wharf is not a 3-mile walk through history into the very upscale neighborhood it is today. Click here to read this excellent piece from TheHistoryNet.com and discover this wonderful area that is worth a visit.