An Early View of East London


Looking east, probably from the Tower of London, towards St Katherine's Dock, with St George's in the East, another Hawksmoor church, to the north east of it. In the distance is the Isle of Dogs, looking like an island with Greenwich to the south of it. St. George's in the east was built at the same time as St Anne's Limehouse, which is not visible as far as I can see - somewhere in the distance. (Old postcard by J Arthur Dixon)