Local Landmarks
- in the East End featured on old picture postcards -

Gardiner's Corner -  known as "The gateway to the East End"

The Scottish clothing store Gardiner, with its distinctive clock tower, gave its name to the road junction that brought together the five main thoroughfares of East London: Commercial Road, Leman Street, Aldgate High Street, Commercial Street and Whitechapel High Street.

In the early 1980s, the Greater London Council constructed a one-way system at Gardiner's Corner and destroyed its character for ever.

All that remains of Gardiners are two small pieces of wall in Drum Road and Whitechapel High Road.

 

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