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Last chance to see an East End village

PUBLISHED: 17:50 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:10 05 October 2010

HISTORY buffs can take a tour of one of the last places in East London to remain a rural idyll... Bromley Village. A tour will taking in historical sites in Bromley-by-Bow is being organised on Saturday (April 5).

HISTORY buffs can take a tour of one of the last places in East London to remain a rural idyll... Bromley Village.

A tour will taking in historical sites in Bromley-by-Bow is being organised on Saturday (April 5) by Whitechapel's.

Bromley's quiet streets on the banks of the River Lea have witnessed many significant people and offer tales of Chaucer's Prioress, pearly kings and queens and the reformers who visited the area.

The tour reveals the hidden Drapers' Almshouses and ends with a visit to Kingsley Hall, the settlement established by Muriel and Doris Lester, where Gandhi lodged during his 1931 visit to London.

The walk, led by Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky, takes 90 minutes. Meet at Bromley-by-Bow Underground station (District Line) at 10.30am.

Tickets: £8. Call Women's Library on 020-7320 2222.

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