The history of the Jewish people in London's East End is a fascinating story and history lesson. From 1881 to 1914 when the Jews began suffering frequent Russian pogroms and economic hardship, over two million mostly Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews moved into the eastern boroughs of London. They set up synagogues, soup kitchens, Yiddish theaters, and kosher shops. By 1900, Jews made up 95% of the East End’s Wentworth Street residents.
Though previous Jewish generations have since moved on, there remains a rich Jewish heritage hidden in the Spitalfiends area. On this tour you will see the diverse buildings and sights that create Jewish London and you will learn about the history of the Jewish communities that once thrived in the country's capital.