TH_IS History|Where the past and future collide

Our unparalleled history has shaped our character and helped to shape the world.TH Buzz and Smile

Rooted in multiple layers of history, with foundations formed in Roman times and a recorded history stretching back for 1,000 years.

All Saint's Church

The East End

From defending the key expression of royal power to welcoming Huguenot skills, embracing waves and waves of immigration and becoming the epicentre of global trade it was perhaps inevitable that Tower Hamlets would be the place that nurtured the Suffragettes, Charles Booth, Toynbee Hall, The Salvation Army, the battle against fascism in Cable Street, the spirit of the blitz and our united response to Covid-19.

The heart and soul of today’s Tower Hamlets has been forged in the crucible of our truly unique history and heritage.


Rooftops and a church