Unions, migration and street art: A people’s history of London
By Suzanne Cope, CNN
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6:51 AM EDT, Thu September 21, 2017
London's East End: David Rosenberg's East End Walk tours focus on the waves of immigrants who have made the East End their home. Pictured: Shoppers at Whitechapel Market in August 2017.
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London dockworkers, 1893: His tours of "radical times and places" cover moments such as the Tailors Strike of 1889, when the striking tailors were helped to victory due to financial donations raised by dockworkers.
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Fascism in London: Rosenberg's tours also cover the 1936 when a march by the British Union of Fascists was disrupted by anti-fascist demonstrators. In this picture from 1938, fascists and Jews clash at Whitehall during the Munich negotiations between Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler.
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Britain's Museum of Immigration and Diversity: A volunteer educator talks with local school students at Britain's Museum of Immigration and Diversity, which is located in the Georgian former home of a French Huguenot silk maker.
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Petticoat Lane Market: Sunday crowds fill the local street markets in East London. Petticoat Lane Market has a down-to-Earth workaday vibe, in contrast to the more hipster Spitalfields Market nearby.
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Last Days of Shoreditch: The East End is famous for its wide range of street art, much of which has a political edge. The globally renowned Eine's "Last Days of Shoreditch" refers to the area's gentrification.
Local fare: Traditional East End pie and mash shops, serving fare such as pie, liquor and jellied eels -- pictured -- are now a dying breed. But if you're ready for some jelly, you can still sample it at F. Cooke on Hoxton Street, established 1862.
Two men enjoy jellied eels in a Whitechapel street on a Sunday morning. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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Brick Lane curry: Today, Brick Lane is famous for its curries. Dozens of restaurants line the busy thoroughfare.
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Imperial War Museum: London's Imperial War Museum is housed in what was once the Bethlem Royal Hospital in Southwark -- better known as the notorious psychiatric hospital Bedlam.
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Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11: The IWM's upcoming exhibition "Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11" features artworks including Jake and Dinos Chapman's "Nein! Eleven?"
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