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Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge, also known as ‘The Ladies’ Bridge,’ tells the recently uncovered story of women construction workers who built it during the WWII labour shortages.

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Kensal House is a pioneering modern public housing project devised for working class families and designed by architect Maxwell Fry and housing consultant Elizabeth Denby.

East End Women’s Museum

East End Women’s Museum is the only museum dedicated to women’s history in England. It was founded in 2015 as a positive protest against the ‘Jack the Ripper Museum’ in Cable Street. A permanent building is set to open in Barking in 2021 – 2022.

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The Astoria Picture Theatre and Dance Hall opened in 1927, quickly becoming a popular spot for socialising and dancing. The Astoria was built during the British dancing ‘boom’ of the 1910s and 1920s.