Do you want to discover where Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky attended the London Congress of the future Communist party of Russia, or visit a rural idyll at the heart of Whitechapel? Who was Tommy Flowers and where was Joseph Merrick first seen by Dr Frederick Treves? Why are there artworks on the Spitalfields pavements and maidens' faces decorating so many walls? What are the secrets behind the graceful but unadorned Georgian building facades?
In Secret Whitechapel Louis Berk and Rachel Kolsky take you on a journey through the lesser-known sights of the area, telling the extraordinary stories of the people that lived there and the events surrounding them. Spanning the history of Whitechapel from the seventeenth century to the modern day and illustrated with both archive and contemporary images, this book brings to life one of London's most fascinating areas.
Louis Berk is an award winning photographer who has spent the last decade documenting the changing face of Whitechapel. Rachel Kolsky is a well-known historian and a prize-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide who leads tours in the area.