From Bangladesh to Banksy – the Story of London’s New East End

Aldgate East tube station, Whitechapel Gallery exit, London

Guided by Pepe

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
27 September 2020 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Summer


This vibrant new walk tells the incredible story of the transformation that the East End. A generation ago it was considered one of the worst slums in Britain, today it is one of the most important areas in Europe for the .com industries. 

This walk will take you from the mass Bengali immigration of the 1970s and give you some of the key moments in this incredible story.  It will also introduce you to some key figures in its transformation inc Banksy and Tracey Emin, before finishing in the middle of Britain’s Silicon Valley. 


Pepe Martinez is an award-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide.  He was born in the East End and has lived there all his life.  He is an accredited Institute of Tourist Guiding Trainer and is currently tutoring on the London Blue Badge training course. 


From Bangladesh to Banksy – the Story of London’s New East End takes place at 2.30 pm on Sunday, September 27. The meeting point is just outside the Whitechapel Gallery exit of Aldgate East Tube Station.


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