Salaam Brick Lane

London has been a cosmopolitan city since the Romans founded it in 43 AD. Refugees and immigrants from all over the world have settled there through the centuries. Like many before them, the latest arrivals have set up camp where the most affordable housing in the city can be found – today’s East End.

East London street scene East London street scene

The text on p. 105 drops us into a London taxi making its way to the author’s new East End lodgings in Brick Lane. Read it and work with the tasks in the textbook and those below.

Brick Lane Market

Images of a popular London attraction.

Life in Immigration Town (BBC Panorama)

What happens when a community is changed by immigration? Slough has gone from a majority white British town to a place where they're the minority.