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Located in the Borough of Tower Hamlets, Shadwell is part of London’s historical East End and lies just a few miles from Charing Cross. The area boasts a rich history, although it used to be nothing more than marshland. However, in the 17th Century Shadwell was developed into a waterfront hamlet and has continued to grow ever since. Shadwell enjoys a convenient location on the north bank of the River Thames, close to a range of attractions and places of interest. If you are an art lover, it is well worth paying a visit to the nearby Wapping Project or venturing a little further afield for the delights of the Whitechapel Gallery. Captain James Cook used to be a parishioner at the Parish Church and it is where one of Thomas Jefferson’s grandfathers was married. Thomas Jefferson’s mother, Jane, was a former resident of Shadwell.
While much of Shadwell is residential, there are some businesses that rent office space in the area that benefit from the convenient location and easy access to central parts of London that it offers. A variety of businesses are located in and around Shadwell. Unboxed Consulting, Sapient, GCU London and Company Watch Ltd are a few of the companies that can be found within the Shadwell area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There is plenty of entertainment within easy reach at Shadwell, from the live music that can be found at nearby Troxy or The Mahogany Bar to classical music venues, theatres and nightlife. If you enjoy dining out, there is a wide variety of eateries in and around Shadwell, from charming pubs offering bar food at reasonable prices to fast food joints, full service restaurants, and cafes.
Shadwell and Wapping tube stations are both within easy reach and offer overground services. There are Docklands Light Railway stations at Shadwell and Limehouse. Both Limehouse and Bethnall Green railways stations are just a short distance away. Bus and taxi services are also freely available in and around Shadwell.