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Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets

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Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets

Bethnal Green is a district in East London, England, and part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Located 3.3 miles northeast of Charing Cross, it was historically an agrarian hamlet in the ancient parish of Stepney, Middlesex. Following population increases caused by the expansion of London during the 18th century, it was split off as the parish of Bethnal Green in 1743, becoming part of the Metropolis in 1855 and the County of London in 1889.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyTower Hamlets
Traditional CountyMiddlesex
OS GridTQ3482
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020
Population26,554 (Bethnal Green North and Bethnal Green South wards 2007)

Other names by which Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets has been known in the past


Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bethnal Green, parl. bor. and par. with ry. sta., Middlesex, in E. of London, 755 ac., pop. 126,961;. the parl. bor., created 1885, returns 2 members -- 2 divisions, viz., North-East and South-West, 1 member for each division.

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