The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is the London borough from the east of the City to London as well as the north of the River Thames. It is in the eastern part of London and covers much of the traditional East End. It also includes much of the redeveloped Docklands region of London, including West India Docks and Canary Wharf. Many of the tallest buildings in London occupy the centre of the Isle of Dogs in the south of the borough. A specific part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is in Tower Hamlets. The borough has a population of 272,890, which includes one of the highest ethnic minority populations in the country and has an established British Bangladeshi business and residential community. Brick Lane’s restaurants, neighbouring street market and shops provide the largest range of Bengali cuisine, woodwork, carpets and clothes in Europe. The local authority is Tower Hamlets London Borough Council.
Tower Hamlets is located to east of the City of London and north of the River Thames in East London. The London Borough of Hackney lies to the north of the borough while the River Lea forms the boundary with the London Borough of Newham in the east. On the other side of the Thames is The London Borough of Southwark to the southwest, The London Borough of Lewisham to the South, and The Royal Borough of Greenwich to the southeast.
Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives covers the area created
from the former Metropolitan Boroughs of Bethnal Green, Poplar and Stepney ties is the heart of London’s world famous East End. The extensive library collections covers a vast range of popular subjects such as housing, health and immigration, and include thousands of photographs and press cuttings as well as rare publications which is stored on hundreds of linear metres of mobile shelving in a climate-controlled strongroom, the archive collections are spread across a variety of formats, from medieval parchment to digital audio and video.