Category Shoreditch

The Griffin in Shoreditch is connected to the Great Beer Disaster of 1814

In Shoreditch there is a pub called The Griffin, which in 2017, is surrounded by a lot of building and development work, in an era during which many parts of Shoreditch are being knocked down, to make way for corporate towers. Since the development work started around The Griffin, The Griffin closed down. I don’t […]

Poor being forced out of Hoxton and Shoreditch, says Charles Booth in his new study of the area

At the beginning of the twentieth century the burgeoning furniture industry, which was long established in Hoxton and Shoreditch, led to the clearance of several residential areas, for the construction of several warehouses. Charles Booth in “Life and Labour of the People in London” of 1902 gave the following description: “The character of the whole locality […]