Mile End Road Mural - key
 
1
George Bernard Shaw was an early member of the Fabian Society
who regularly met on the Whitechapel Road.
2
William Booth started The Christian Mission and then The Salvation
Army on the Mile End Road.
3
Captain James Cook lived at 88 Mile End Road when not at sea.
4
Prince Monolulu was a gambling tipster who frequented Petticoat Lane and
Mile End Market with his famous call “I ‘ave an ‘orse!”
5
Frederick Charrington turned his back on his family’s brewery to start a
temperance mission. He is here depicted taking a dray horse out of service.
6
Dockers – this is loosely based on the statue Dockers at Victoria Dock.
7
Vladimir Lenin planned the Russian Revolution in Whitechapel.
8
Joseph Merrick also known as The Elephant Man was first publicly
exhibited in London in a shop on the Whitechapel Road across the street
from the London Hospital.
9
T V Edwards started the law firm T V Edwards in 1929.
10
Anthony Edwards is the senior partner of T V Edwards. As a young boy he
would accompany his uncle on his rounds, carrying his briefcase.
11
Bushra Nasir studied at Queen Mary University and became the first Muslim
headteacher of a state school.
12
Mahatma Ghandi stayed at Kingsley Hall in 1931 when he came to London
to discuss Indian independence.
13
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited the Whitechapel Bell Foundry
in 2009.
14
Samuel Pepys frequented the Mile End Road, as his famous diary attests
and his mother was the daughter of a Whitechapel butcher.
15
Isaac Rosenberg was a First World War poet and a painter who was one of
a group of artists known as The Whitechapel Boys.
16
Mark Gertler was a painter and also one of The Whitechapel Boys.
17
Edith Cavell trained as a nurse at London Hospital before working in
German-occupied Belgium during World War I.
18
Reggie and Ronnie Kray were gangsters and night club owners who
frequented The Blind Beggar public house.
19
David Hockney is a painter who has his first exhibition at The Whitechapel
Art Gallery in 1970.
20
Scout. David Hockney famously had two dachshunds but this is actually
my dog.
21
Eric Gill’s relief sculptures grace the New People’s Palace on the Mile End
Road.
22
Gilbert and George are two artists who work together as a collaborative duo
and live in nearby Spitalfields.
23
Market stalls that line the Mile End Road.
24
A reference to London’s docks.
25
30 St Mary Axe also known as the Gherkin.
26
Christ Church, Spitalfields designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor.
27
House, by Rachel Whiteread was a cast of the inside of a house on
Grove Road.
28
The East London Mosque.
29
Clock tower from in front of The People’s Palace.
30
The Royal London Hospital.
31
Guernica by Pablo Picasso was first displayed outside of continental
Europe at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1939.
32
The Whitechapel Art Gallery.
33
Blooms, a famous kosher restaurant on Whitechapel Road.
34
The Whitechapel Church Bell Foundry.
35
Trinity Almshouses, Mile End Road.
36
The first V1 flying bomb or Doodlebug fell in Whitechapel in 1944.