Neighbourhood Watch: Whitechapel, London

Neighbourhood Watch: Whitechapel, London

Whitechapel Whitechapel is a vibrant, multicultural district in the East End of London, with many traditional pubs and curry houses. The lively Whitechapel Market, is a focal point for Asian food, discount fashion, and homewares. The cobblestone alleys here are the setting for guided walks about the 1800s Jack the Ripper murders, while the trendy

Neighbourhood Watch: Whitechapel, London

Whitechapel

Whitechapel is a vibrant, multicultural district in the East End of London, with many traditional pubs and curry houses. The lively Whitechapel Market, is a focal point for Asian food, discount fashion, and homewares. The cobblestone alleys here are the setting for guided walks about the 1800s Jack the Ripper murders, while the trendy Whitechapel Gallery hosts contemporary art exhibitions and film screenings.

Transport

Crossrail

Whitechapel benefits from being well connected to the rest of London via public transport. It has multiple stations:  Aldgate, Aldgate East and Tower Hill (all London Underground stations in ‘Zone 1’), Whitechapel (a London Underground and London Overground station), Shadwell and Tower Gateway (Docklands Light Railway stations) and Fenchurch Street (mainline station).

In addition, Whitechapel will be one of 38 stops along the new Crossrail line that runs from Reading to Essex. Once the line is complete in 2019, the journey from Whitechapel to Canary Wharf will be reduced from 12 minutes to 3 minutes, and the trip to Heathrow Airport to 36 minutes.

Retail

Petticoat Market

Petticoat Lane Market is one of Whitechapel’s most beloved landmarks featuring approximately, 100 stalls, mainly selling fashion, clothing and accessories. A short walk from Petticoat Lane is Whitechapel market. Stretching halfway down the high street, Whitechapel market offers an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, plus a variety of Asian cooking ingredients.

Over the last 10 years or so, the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane has been transformed with an eclectic mix of vintage stores, microbreweries and delicious wine pop-ups.

Culture

The Whitechapel Gallery

Founded in 1901, The Whitechapel Gallery was one of London’s first publicly funded exhibition spaces, and over the years has hosted some of the world’s most significant artists. Picasso’s Guernicawas displayed at the gallery on its first and only trip to the UK, and artists including Pollock and Frida Kahlo had their London debuts here. The Whitechapel Gallery remains one of London’s key venues in the contemporary art scene, hosting regular retrospective and modern, multimedia exhibitions.

Home to many much-loved animals, from rare breeds to the famous Bayleaf the Donkey, Spitalfields City farm has strong community links and is designed as a learning resource for local. Animals aside, the farm also boasts beautiful gardens, a café and a farm shop. In addition to this, they run regular events including cookery classes and the annual extravaganza of the Oxford vs Cambridge Goat Race.

30 St. Mary Axe also known as The Gherkin, is a marvel of modern architecture with its glass panels and green building strategies.  Mostly home to offices, it also has a number of restaurants, including Searcy’s on the highest floors of the building.

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Neighbourhood Watch: Bootle, Liverpool

Neighbourhood Watch: Bootle, Liverpool

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Bootle, Liverpool History Bootle was first recorded in the 11th century, as a small village nestled in the dunes near the River Mersey. By the early 19th century, Bootle was reimagined as an upmarket bathing resort. Bootle Town Hall is among the buildings erected in the last quarter of the 19th century. The population of

Neighbourhood Watch: Bootle, Liverpool

Bootle, Liverpool

History

Bootle Town Hall

Bootle was first recorded in the 11th century, as a small village nestled in the dunes near the River Mersey. By the early 19th century, Bootle was reimagined as an upmarket bathing resort.

Bootle Town Hall is among the buildings erected in the last quarter of the 19th century. The population of the town swelled during this period, boosted in large part by Irish immigration due to work opportunities on the docks.  The wealth to pay for the splendour of the town hall and the gentrified ‘Bootle Village’ area was generated by these docks. The skilled workers lived in terraced houses in the east of the town, while the casual dock labourers lived in cramped, dwellings near the dockside.

Regeneration

Santander have announced plans to build a £75 million base in Bootle. Their existing building will be demolished and replaced by a huge campus. The campus will be built with environmentally-friendly materials and designed to better accommodate staff. Currently, the Bootle site houses 2000 staff. The new campus will allow for a further 500 people in addition to a fitness centre and cycle storage for employees. Furthermore, a public park with opportunities for sporting facilities and new businesses are set to be built.

Liverpool2 is a £300 million regeneration project to expand the port of Liverpool, creating a river berth near the “Seaforth Triangle” south of the Royal Seaforth Dock and is a primary part of the Mersey Ports Master Plan. Upon completion, the new dock will be able to accommodate two post-Panamax vessels of 13,500 Twenty-foot equivalent unit simultaneously. The expansion of the docks includes the construction of a new deep-water terminal which will eliminate the restriction in vessel size of the current docks.

The completion of the docks will allow the world’s container ships to have direct connections to the northern half of the UK and Ireland. It is also expected to make a significant contribution the community, by adding £5 billion to the local economy and bringing an influx of employment opportunities.

Liverpool Community College and Mersey Maritime have signed partnerships with Peel Port to perform job skills training, 5,000 direct and indirect jobs will be created, of which 4,000 will be at the Liverpool Port.

Culture

Southport Pleasureland

In close proximity to a number of areas, Bootle offers a thriving social scene. The seaside resort at Southport, just up the road, is home to Pleasureland, offering plenty of thrilling rides, featuring free entry to the park.

There are six championship golf courses in the area: Royal Birkdale, Southport and Ainsdale, Formby, West Lancashire, Hesketh.

Transport

Oriel Road Railway Station

Bootle offers fantastic transport links by both rail and bus. Bootle is served by two railway stations from Liverpool to Southport, Oriel Road and New Strand. The bus station, located under the New Strand Shopping centre provides services to Liverpool City Centre, Penny Lane, Allerton, Tuebrook and Crosby.

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Neighbourhood Watch: Walsall, Midlands  

Neighbourhood Watch: Walsall, Midlands  

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Neighbourhood Watch: Walsall, Midlands           Walsall, Midlands           Walsall is a quaint industrial town in the West Midlands of England, just about 10 miles (16 km) north of Birmingham. Since its founding in 1002, Walsall has been steadily growing into the densely populated city it is today. Culture With a rich history, the town

Neighbourhood Watch: Walsall, Midlands  

Neighbourhood Watch: Walsall, Midlands          

Walsall, Midlands          

Walsall is a quaint industrial town in the West Midlands of England, just about 10 miles (16 km) north of Birmingham. Since its founding in 1002, Walsall has been steadily growing into the densely populated city it is today.

Culture

ALDRIDGE TRANSPORT MUSEUM

With a rich history, the town of Walsall celebrates its journey through its various museums.

The Aston Manor Road Transport Museum (also known as the Aldridge Transport Museum) shows its visitors the history of road transport in all of the West Midlands. You can see a wide range of vehicles ranging from buses to cars to transport memorabilia, even the iconic double decker red buses you know you love.

The Walsall Leather Museum details the history of leather in the country and also shows you how leather is handcrafted into items like purses and wallets. In addition to the live leather fashioning, you can walk around and see the displays of famous leather goods, including saddles made for the Royal family. The museum also offers guided tours to teach you more about the history of leather.

Entertainment

A3 Arena

Offering a thriving nightlife, Walsall’s highlights include Forest Arts Centre and Grosvenor Casinos. Hosting concerts, performances and conferences, the Forest Arts Centre is home to the A3 arena, a state-of-the-art concert venue.

GROSVENOR CASINO WALSALL

Alternatively, Grosvenor Casino Walsall is the perfect day and night leisure destination featuring a restaurant, bar, conference room and sports & entertainment lounge. Keen to provide the ultimate gaming experience the casino offers everything from Roulette and Blackjack tables to Cleopatra and Lucky Lady’s Charm slot games.

Nature

WILLENHALL MEMORIAL PARK

A historical town, known for its popularity with Queen Elizabeth I and Mary I, Walsall has a beautiful outdoors world, including Willenham Memorial Park. Creating in the 1920s in memory of the decreasing soldiers of World War I, the park features a woodland area, bandstand, bowling green, children’s play area, fishing pool and community pavilion.  Aided by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the park has excellent facilities including a bowling green, skate park, outdoor fitness centre, tennis courts, multi-use games area and walking and cycling routes.

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