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Plan to rebuild Deptford warship kindles new Olympic spirit

Plan to rebuild Deptford warship kindles new Olympic spirit

Deptford residents have launched an ambitious plan to reconstruct a 17th-century warship built in the UK’s oldest royal dockyard on the bank of the Thames.…

Local choir welcomes torch after delayed trip through London

Local choir welcomes torch after delayed trip through London

A Lewisham choir sang to welcome the Paralympic torch to the opening ceremony on Wednesday after it passed through Deptford, Tower Hamlets and Hackney.…

Hackney band play their part in the Olympic Closing Ceremony

Hackney band play their part in the Olympic Closing Ceremony

Calling time on a momentous two weeks in the history of London, the Olympics’ came to a triumphant end on Sunday with a closing ceremony that was attended by 80,000 people and watched by 26.3 million people nationally. Described by the creative director, Kim Gavin as “a mashed-up symphony of…

New exhibition charting East London’s Olympic legacy

New exhibition charting East London’s Olympic legacy

There is cynicism and anxiety, as well as hope, optimism and pride in a new photography exhibition recording the impact that the Olympics has had on East Londoners. The ‘Facing East’ exhibiton at the Four Corners gallery on Roman Road, Bethnal Green is a portrait of a diverse and vibrant…

Hackney House showcases the best of the borough

Hackney House showcases the best of the borough

Nestled in between two four-storey buildings, Hackney House’s red cubic design definitely catches the eye.  The unusual wire-frame façade befits its hip Shoreditch location and suits the pop-up spaces main aim – to showcase all that is cool and relevant about Hackney and east London.…

Embrace Olympics fever at BT London Live in Victoria Park

Embrace Olympics fever at BT London Live in Victoria Park

With giant state-of–the-art screens, a 55m high BT Observation Wheel with views of the Olympic Park, live music, a kids zone and have-a-go sports, BT London Live at Victoria Park is just the place to embrace the buzz of London 2012.…

Two days of Olympic torch relay through the ELL boroughs

Two days of Olympic torch relay through the ELL boroughs

In the early hours of Monday morning, the Torch began day 66 of its route as it reached Lewisham. Doreen Lawrence – mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence – was the first to carry the flame through the South East London borough. The sun shone as thousands of people lined the…

Cheering crowds wave Olympic torch through East London

Cheering crowds wave Olympic torch through East London

The Olympic torch made its way through Tower Hamlets and Hackney on Saturday, and EastLondonLines was live-blogging its progress every step of the way. Our updates have now ceased, but you can read them below, or see our summary: The torch has wound its long path along Bow Road through…

Transport and parking in the ELL boroughs during the Games

Transport and parking in the ELL boroughs during the Games

The opening ceremony is just one week away and from tomorrow Londoners will begin to see the impacts of the Games on the way they travel and move around the city. ELL have compiled an Olympic Guide to the big events and main closures that will affect you. Whether you…

Torch relay: find out where to watch with our interactive map

Torch relay: find out where to watch with our interactive map

The Olympic Games is just over a week away and there is bound to be much excitement when the Torch relay finally arrives in Tower Hamlets and Hackney this Saturday, two of the five designated Olympic boroughs.…