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London's Silk District develops new homes

Whitechapel High Street, London, looking East - with Whitechapel Gallery on left.

Crossrail, although announcing it will delay the opening of the Elizabeth Line, will undoubtedly broaden the appeal of living in one of London's most historic areas, Whitechapel, where developer Mount Anvil is building new homes.

An area where Huguenots fleeing persecution in France in the 17th century, settled to make their living through the weaving industry, it is now being further developed with fast journey times across the capital and amenities, in order to attract new investors, home-buyers and tenants,

Gym, concierge, café and cinema are on the site and these facilities now seem to be expected by those buying into new developments. It is a shrewd investment move by the developer as Whitechapel has been thriving some some years now as a creative hub on the side of the City of London.

Landscaped and roof gardens are set to provide greenery away from the winding brick streets that surround the area.

This is old London fused with the very modern - Brick Lane market with the rebuilt "hospital city" of the Royal London a stones throw away, originally dating from 1757. For now Whitechapel keeps its balance of tall towers and lower lying buildings, easy on the eye and fizzing with energy.

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