Transfer from Bethnal Green (E2) to Stansted Airport
Weaving and the market gardens were Bethnal Green’s main features throughout the 19th century. In the 18th century, it was known for its gardens and large houses, but in the mid – 19th century it was characterised by tumbledown old buildings that housed numerous families. Unfortunately, the late 19th century has found Bethnal Green in one of the poorest periods of its history. The renowned Jack the Ripper used to operate in the Whitechapel neighbourhood and in Bethnal Green.
By the beginning of the 20th century, the district has seen a slightly evolution as modern houses and dwellings were constructed with the money donated by William Richard Sutton, a local philanthropist. The development was called Bethnal Green Estate. Later, the opening of the Bethnal Green tube station was extremely important for the evolution of the district. In the mid – 20th century, the working – class life was already improved. Slowly, Bethnal Green became the flourishing district that is today, featuring numerous religious sites, schools and cultural institutions.