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London Fields to Spitalfields

London Fields to Spitalfields
Photo: Mary Sewell

London Fields - a village green in the heart of Hackney, home of London's only Olympic-size Lido. Stroll through the market, across the canal, to Hackney City Farm. Hear how East London has been transformed - once renowned for its fresh air and fine gardens - to middle class suburb, then industrial squalor and now regenerated to a desirable, multicultural, artistic, vibrant community. Learn how philanthropists, government and some of Britain's finest architects have provided social housing for more than a century.

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