The East London History Society, (founded 1952) exists to further interest in the history of East London, namely the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham. The Society publishes two newsletters a year and organizes a program of talks. It also arranges two coach outings a year.
On their website you can take a virtual tour (London Hospital, Bow Road/Mile End Road, Victoria Park) or view a picture gallery of postcards (Comic, Greetings or East End Markets). The Map Gallery illustrates the growth of Tower Hamlets over the centuries. The Society also has a range of publications for sale.