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In Spitalfields: When gentrifiers were to be applauded for saving neighbourhoods

Gentrification has for several decades followed a familiar pattern. It starts when “artists move into an area with cheap housing and studio space, then developers follow – and longstanding communities are forced out,” … 1,226 more words

Changing London

In Spitalfields: Dorset Street was "the Worst Street in London"

For the Daily Mail in 1901 Dorset Street was “the Worst Street” in London.” The notorious stretch in Spitalfields was somewhere that “boasts a murder on average once a month, of a murder in every house, and one house at least, a murder in every room,” it wrote. 2,449 more words

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