Spitalfields - Whitechapel Eye
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Wentworth Street, Whitechapel

Home of the famous 'Petticoat Lane' sunday market, the renamed Merchant House (originally Wentworth Dwellings) was the first venture in social housing in Whitechapel, pioneered by Henrietta and Samual Barnet. The juxtaposition of Petticoat Tower and behind it the 'Gherkin' creates a picture of history from the middle of the 19th century to modern day.

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