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Leyton is a district of east London and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, located north-east of Charing Cross in the United Kingdom. [1]

176 relations: A.F.C. Bournemouth, Anglo-Saxons, Archbishop of Westminster, Asda, Association football, B&Q, Bakers Arms, Bank and Monument stations, Battle of Jutland, Beaumont Road, Benik Afobe, Bethnal Green, Blackhorse Road station, Bobby Crush, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bow, London, Brisbane Road, Cardinal (Catholic Church), Central line (London Underground), Charing Cross, Charles Goring, 2nd Earl of Norwich, Chingford, Chingford railway station, Common land, Coronation of the British monarch, Crossrail, Curtis Davies, Cyprus, David Lewis (poet), Deindustrialization, Docklands Light Railway, Domesday Book, East London, Edward VII, Elizabeth II, Epping Forest, Epping Forest Act 1878, Essex, Essex County Cricket Club, Eurostar, Football League First Division, Forest Gate railway station, Frank Muir, Gentrification, George Allan Mitchell, George Mitchell School, Ghana, Gospel Oak to Barking line, Governor of the Bank of England, Greater London, ..., Grove Green (ward), Gunshot (band), Hackney Central, Hackney Marshes, Hackney Wick, Harry Beck, Hip hop, Historic England Archive, Homerton, Housing action trust, I.D. (1995 film), Incendiary (film), Ireland, Iron Maiden, Isthmian League, Italian Campaign (World War II), Italy, Jack Cornwell, Jamaica, James Houblon, John Henry Pepper, John Lill, John Strype, Knights Templar, Lea Bridge, Lea Bridge (Waltham Forest ward), Lea Bridge railway station, Lee Valley Ice Centre, Lee Valley Lions, Lee Valley VeloPark, Leyton (ward), Leyton and Wanstead (UK Parliament constituency), Leyton Buzzards, Leyton Cricket Ground, Leyton F.C., Leyton Marshes, Leyton Midland Road railway station, Leyton Orient F.C., Leyton Sixth Form College, Leyton tube station, Leytonstone, Leytonstone High Road railway station, Leytonstone tube station, Liverpool Street station, Llama, London Borough of Hackney, London Borough of Newham, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London Borough of Waltham Forest, London Docks, London Overground, London postal district, London Underground, London's Burning (TV series), Lord Mayor of London, Lower Clapton, Lower Lea Valley, Maryland railway station, Member of parliament, Merchant, Metropolitan Police District, Michael Hicks (1543–1612), Municipal Borough of Leyton, National Ice Hockey League, National Rail, New Spitalfields Market, New wave music, Newspaper, Nicholas Wiseman, Nigeria, Norlington School for Boys, North Africa, Old Spitalfields Market, Oliver Close, Oxford Circus tube station, Paleolithic, Pepper's ghost, Peter Ashby, Poland, Portugal, Premier League, Pub, Punk rock, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, River Lea, Robbery (1967 film), Roman villa, Russia, Serbia, Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baronet, Sixth form college, Snaresbrook, South Africa, Southern England, St. James Street railway station, Stratford station, Stratford, London, Suburb, Temple Mills, Terraced house, Tesco, The Blitz, The Lammas School, The National Archives (United Kingdom), Thomas Roe, Transport for London, Tube map, United Kingdom, United Kingdom census, 2011, Upper Clapton, Urban agriculture, Victoria Cross, Victoria line, Vogue (magazine), Waltham Abbey (town), Walthamstow, Walthamstow Central station, Walthamstow Queen's Road railway station, Wanstead, Whipps Cross, William Bowyer (printer), William Cotton (banker), World War I, World War II, Zeppelin, 2012 Summer Olympics. Expand index (126 more) »

A.F.C. Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth is a professional football club in Bournemouth, Dorset, that plays in the Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system.

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Anglo-Saxons

The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century.

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Archbishop of Westminster

The Archbishop of Westminster heads the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster, in England.

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Asda

Asda Stores Ltd. trading as Asda, is a British supermarket retailer, headquartered in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.

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B&Q

B&Q plc is a British multinational DIY and home improvement retailing company, headquartered in Eastleigh, England, United Kingdom and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kingfisher plc.

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Bakers Arms

Bakers Arms is a district on the boundary of Leyton and Walthamstow, in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

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Bank and Monument stations

Bank and Monument are interlinked London Underground and Docklands Light Railway stations that form a public transport complex spanning the length of King William Street in the City of London.

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Battle of Jutland

The Battle of Jutland (Skagerrakschlacht, the Battle of Skagerrak) was a naval battle fought by the British Royal Navy's Grand Fleet under Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, against the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet under Vice-Admiral Reinhard Scheer during the First World War.

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Beaumont Road

Beaumont Road is a housing estate located in Leyton in East London.

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Benik Afobe

Benik Tunani Afobe (born 12 February 1993) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for EFL Championship club Stoke City on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers and the DR Congo national team.

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Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green is a district in Greater London, England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and part of the historic East End in East London.

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Blackhorse Road station

Blackhorse Road is a London Overground and London Underground station located at the junction of Blackhorse Road/Blackhorse Lane with Forest Road in the Walthamstow neighbourhood of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, London, England.

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Bobby Crush

Robert Nicholas "Bobby" Crush (born 23 March 1954) is an English pianist, songwriter, actor and television presenter, originally from Leyton in East London.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina (or; abbreviated B&H; Bosnian and Serbian: Bosna i Hercegovina (BiH) / Боснa и Херцеговина (БиХ), Croatian: Bosna i Hercegovina (BiH)), sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina, and often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula.

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Bow, London

Bow is a neighbourhood and parish in Greater London England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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Brisbane Road

Brisbane Road, currently referred to as The Breyer Group Stadium for sponsorship purposes, and originally known as Osborne Road, is a football stadium in Brisbane Road, Leyton, east London, England.

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Cardinal (Catholic Church)

A cardinal (Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae cardinalis, literally Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church) is a senior ecclesiastical leader, considered a Prince of the Church, and usually an ordained bishop of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Central line (London Underground)

The Central line is a London Underground line that runs through central London, from, Essex, in the north-east to and in the west.

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Charing Cross

Charing Cross is a junction in London, England, where six routes meet.

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Charles Goring, 2nd Earl of Norwich

Charles Goring, 2nd Earl of Norwich (1615 – 3 March 1671) was an English soldier and aristocrat, the second son of Sir George Goring.

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Chingford

Chingford is a district of the London Borough of Waltham Forest in North East London, situated northeast of Charing Cross.

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Chingford railway station

Chingford is a London Overground station located in Chingford in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, east London.

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Common land

Common land is land owned collectively by a number of persons, or by one person, but over which other people have certain traditional rights, such as to allow their livestock to graze upon it, to collect wood, or to cut turf for fuel.

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Coronation of the British monarch

The coronation of the British monarch is a ceremony (specifically, initiation rite) in which the monarch of the United Kingdom is formally invested with regalia and crowned at Westminster Abbey.

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Crossrail

Crossrail is a railway line under development in London and the home counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex, England.

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Curtis Davies

Curtis Eugene Davies (born 15 March 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre-half for Championship club Derby County.

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Cyprus

Cyprus (Κύπρος; Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean.

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David Lewis (poet)

David Lewis (1682 – April 1760) was an 18th-century British poet.

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Deindustrialization

Deindustrialization or deindustrialisation is a process of social and economic change caused by the removal or reduction of industrial capacity or activity in a country or region, especially heavy industry or manufacturing industry.

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Docklands Light Railway

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is an automated light metro system opened in 1987 to serve the redeveloped Docklands area of East London, England.

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Domesday Book

Domesday Book (or; Latin: Liber de Wintonia "Book of Winchester") is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror.

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East London

East London is a popularly and informally defined part of London, capital of the United Kingdom, lying east of the ancient City and north of the River Thames.

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Edward VII

Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

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Epping Forest

Epping Forest is a area of ancient woodland between Epping in the north and Wanstead in the south, straddling the border between Greater London and Essex.

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Epping Forest Act 1878

During the middle of the nineteenth century, a number of initiatives were started to protect the rights of the public to use open spaces and for the areas to be conserved for their specific environmental features.

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Essex

Essex is a county in the East of England.

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Essex County Cricket Club

Essex County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.

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Eurostar

Eurostar is a high-speed railway service connecting London with Amsterdam, Avignon, Brussels, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Paris and Rotterdam.

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Football League First Division

The Football League First Division is a former division of The Football League, now known as the English Football League.

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Forest Gate railway station

Forest Gate railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line serving the residential district of Forest Gate in the London Borough of Newham, east London.

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Frank Muir

Frank Herbert Muir, CBE (5 February 1920 – 2 January 1998) was an English comedy writer, radio and television personality, and raconteur.

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Gentrification

Gentrification is a process of renovation of deteriorated urban neighborhoods by means of the influx of more affluent residents.

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George Allan Mitchell

George Allan Mitchell VC (30 August 1911 – 24 January 1944) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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George Mitchell School

George Mitchell School is a community school for children aged 3 to 16 in Leyton in London, England.

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Ghana

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

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Gospel Oak to Barking line

The Gospel Oak to Barking line (sometimes unofficially called the GOBLIN) is part of the Network Rail network of railway lines.

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Governor of the Bank of England

The Governor of the Bank of England is the most senior position in the Bank of England.

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Greater London

Greater London is a region of England which forms the administrative boundaries of London, as well as a county for the purposes of the lieutenancies.

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Grove Green (ward)

Grove Green is an interface area of Leyton and Leytonstone in east London.

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Gunshot (band)

Gunshot was a British hip hop group, formed by MC Mercury, MC Alkaline, Q-Roc, DJ White Child Rix and DJ/MC Barry Blue in the area of Leyton in east London, around 1988/1989.

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Hackney Central

Hackney Central is the central district of the London Borough of Hackney in London, England.

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Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes is an area of grassland on the western bank of the River Lea in the London Borough of Hackney.

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Hackney Wick

Hackney Wick is an area of east London in the London Borough of Hackney and Tower Hamlets, adjacent to the boundary with Old Ford in Tower Hamlets.

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Harry Beck

Henry Charles Beck (4 June 1902 – 18 September 1974), known as Harry Beck, was an English technical draughtsman best known for creating the present London Underground Tube map in 1931.

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Hip hop

Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s.

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Historic England Archive

The Historic England Archive is the public archive of Historic England, located in The Engine House on Fire Fly Avenue in Swindon, formerly part of the Swindon Works of the Great Western Railway.

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Homerton

Homerton is a district in East London, England, in the London Borough of Hackney.

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Housing action trust

Housing action trusts (HAT) were non-departmental public bodies, set up to redevelop some of the poorest council housing estates in England's inner-city suburbs.

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I.D. (1995 film)

I.D. is a 1995 British film made by BBC Films about football hooliganism, directed by Philip Davis and starring Reece Dinsdale, Sean Pertwee and Warren Clarke.

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Incendiary (film)

Incendiary is a 2008 British drama film portraying the aftermath of a terrorist attack at a football match.

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Ireland

Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic.

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Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris.

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Isthmian League

The Isthmian League is a regional men's football league covering London, East and South East England featuring mostly semi-professional clubs.

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Italian Campaign (World War II)

The Italian Campaign of World War II consisted of the Allied operations in and around Italy, from 1943 to the end of the war in Europe.

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Italy

Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Jack Cornwell

John Travers Cornwell VC (8 January 1900 – 2 June 1916), commonly known as Jack Cornwell or as Boy Cornwell, is remembered for his gallantry at the Battle of Jutland.

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Jamaica

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea.

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James Houblon

Sir James Houblon (1629 - circa 26 October 1700) was an influential merchant and Member of Parliament for the City of London.

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John Henry Pepper

John Henry "Professor" Pepper (17 June 1821 – 25 March 1900) was a British scientist and inventor who toured the English-speaking world with his scientific demonstrations.

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John Lill

John Richard Lill CBE (born 17 March 1944 in London) is a British classical pianist.

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John Strype

John Strype (1 November 1643 – 11 December 1737) was an English clergyman, historian and biographer.

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Knights Templar

The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici), also known as the Order of Solomon's Temple, the Knights Templar or simply as Templars, were a Catholic military order recognised in 1139 by papal bull Omne Datum Optimum of the Holy See.

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Lea Bridge

Lea Bridge is a neighbourhood and electoral ward in the Clapton area of the London Borough of Hackney.

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Lea Bridge (Waltham Forest ward)

Lea Bridge is an electoral ward of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, England.

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Lea Bridge railway station

Lea Bridge is a railway station on the line between Stratford and Tottenham Hale on the Lea Valley Lines, which reopened on the evening of 15 May 2016 with the full service beginning on 16 May 2016, operated by Greater Anglia.

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Lee Valley Ice Centre

The Lee Valley Ice Centre is situated in the Lee Valley Regional Park in London, England.

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Lee Valley Lions

The Lee Valley Lions are an ice hockey team based in Leyton, east London where they play at the Lee Valley Ice Centre.

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Lee Valley VeloPark

Lee Valley VeloPark is a cycling centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East London.

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Leyton (ward)

Leyton ward is one of the electoral wards of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, situated in London, England.

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Leyton and Wanstead (UK Parliament constituency)

Leyton and Wanstead is a constituency created in 1997 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by John Cryer of the Labour Party.

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Leyton Buzzards

The Leyton Buzzards The Buzzards were a British rock band, active between 1976 and 1980, best known for their minor hit single, "Saturday Night (Beneath the Plastic Palm Trees)".

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Leyton Cricket Ground

Leyton Cricket Ground (formerly known as the County Ground or the Lyttelton Ground) is a cricket ground in Leyton, London.

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Leyton F.C.

Leyton Football Club was an English association football club based in Leyton, in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

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Leyton Marshes

Leyton Marsh is located in Leyton in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

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Leyton Midland Road railway station

Leyton Midland Road is a London Overground station in Leyton of the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

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Leyton Orient F.C.

Leyton Orient Football Club is a professional football club in Leyton, London, England.

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Leyton Sixth Form College

Leyton Sixth Form College is a public college located in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

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Leyton tube station

Leyton is a London Underground station in Leyton, in London, England.

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Leytonstone

Leytonstone is an area of East London, and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

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Leytonstone High Road railway station

Leytonstone High Road is a railway station in Leytonstone in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line, down the line from and situated between and.

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Leytonstone tube station

Leytonstone is a London Underground station in Leytonstone in London, England.

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Liverpool Street station

Liverpool Street station, also known as London Liverpool Street, is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station in the north-eastern corner of the City of London, in the ward of Bishopsgate.

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Llama

The llama (Lama glama) is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era.

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London Borough of Hackney

The London Borough of Hackney is a London Borough in Inner London, United Kingdom.

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London Borough of Newham

The London Borough of Newham is a London borough formed from the former Essex county boroughs of West Ham and East Ham, within east London, the name being a portmanteau word reflecting its creation while combining the compass points of the old borough names.

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is a London Borough in East London which covers much of the traditional East End.

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London Borough of Waltham Forest

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is a London borough in North East London, England.

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London Docks

The London Docks were one of several sets of docks in the historic Port of London.

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London Overground

London Overground (also known simply as the Overground) is a suburban rail network serving London and its environs.

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London postal district

The London postal district is the area in England of to which mail addressed to the LONDON post town is delivered.

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London Underground

The London Underground (also known simply as the Underground, or by its nickname the Tube) is a public rapid transit system serving London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

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London's Burning (TV series)

London's Burning is a British television drama programme, produced by London Weekend Television for the ITV network.

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Lord Mayor of London

The Lord Mayor of London is the City of London's mayor and leader of the City of London Corporation.

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Lower Clapton

Lower Clapton is a district of East London in the London Borough of Hackney, lying immediately north of Hackney Central, the borough's administrative and retail centre.

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Lower Lea Valley

The Lower Lea Valley is the southern end of the Lea Valley which surrounds the River Lea.

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Maryland railway station

Maryland railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line serving the locality of Maryland in the London Borough of Newham, east London.

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Member of parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

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Merchant

A merchant is a person who trades in commodities produced by other people.

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Metropolitan Police District

The Metropolitan Police District (MPD) is the police area which is policed by the Metropolitan Police Service in London.

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Michael Hicks (1543–1612)

Sir Michael Hicks (21 October 1543 – 15 August 1612) was an English courtier and politician who was secretary to Lord Burghley during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

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Municipal Borough of Leyton

Leyton was a local government district in southwest Essex, England, from 1873 to 1965.

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National Ice Hockey League

The National Ice Hockey League (NIHL) is a set of semi-professional ice hockey leagues administered by the English Ice Hockey Association.

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National Rail

National Rail (NR) in the United Kingdom is the trading name licensed for use by the Rail Delivery Group, an unincorporated association whose membership consists of the passenger train operating companies (TOCs) of England, Scotland, and Wales.

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New Spitalfields Market

New Spitalfields Market is located in a site in Leyton, London Borough of Waltham Forest in east London which opened in 1991.

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New wave music

New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.

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Newspaper

A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events.

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Nicholas Wiseman

Nicholas Wiseman (2 August 1802 – 15 February 1865) was an Irish Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who became the first Archbishop of Westminster upon the re-establishment of the Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales in 1850.

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Nigeria

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.

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Norlington School for Boys

Norlington School for Boys is a boys' comprehensive secondary school in the London borough of Waltham Forest, East London.

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North Africa

North Africa is a collective term for a group of Mediterranean countries and territories situated in the northern-most region of the African continent.

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Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market is a covered market in Spitalfields, London.

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Oliver Close

Oliver Close Estate is a housing estate in Leyton, London, England.

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Oxford Circus tube station

Oxford Circus is a London Underground station serving Oxford Circus at the junction of Regent Street and Oxford Street, with entrances on all four corners of the intersection.

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Paleolithic

The Paleolithic or Palaeolithic is a period in human prehistory distinguished by the original development of stone tools that covers c. 95% of human technological prehistory.

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Pepper's ghost

Pepper's ghost is an illusion technique used in the theatre, amusement parks, museums, television, and concerts.

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Peter Ashby

Peter Ashby is an English musician and composer, and a founder member of the bands Frenzid Melon, Spasmodic Caress and the insane picnic, as well as co-founder of Falling A Records with Barry Lamb.

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Poland

Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country located in Central Europe.

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Portugal

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa),In recognized minority languages of Portugal: Portugal is the oldest state in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times.

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Premier League

The Premier League is the top level of the English football league system.

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Pub

A pub, or public house, is an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks, which traditionally include beer (such as ale) and cider.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London, United Kingdom, is a sporting complex built for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, situated to the east of the city adjacent to the Stratford City development.

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River Lea

The River Lea in England originates in Leagrave, Luton in the Chiltern Hills and flows generally southeast, east, and then south through east London where it meets the River Thames, the last looping section being known as Bow Creek.

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Robbery (1967 film)

Robbery is a 1967 British crime film directed by Peter Yates and starring Stanley Baker.

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Roman villa

A Roman villa was a country house built for the upper class in the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, similar in form to the hacienda estates in the colonies of the Spanish Empire.

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Russia

Russia (rɐˈsʲijə), officially the Russian Federation (p), is a country in Eurasia. At, Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people as of December 2017, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. The East Slavs emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde in the 13th century. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland on the west to Alaska on the east. Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first constitutionally socialist state. The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite and the launching of the first humans in space. By the end of 1990, the Soviet Union had the world's second largest economy, largest standing military in the world and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, twelve independent republics emerged from the USSR: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Baltic states regained independence: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania; the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality and a successor of the Soviet Union. It is governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. The Russian economy ranks as the twelfth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest such reserves in the world, making it one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a great power as well as a regional power and has been characterised as a potential superpower. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and an active global partner of ASEAN, as well as a member of the G20, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and one of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

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Serbia

Serbia (Србија / Srbija),Pannonian Rusyn: Сербия; Szerbia; Albanian and Romanian: Serbia; Slovak and Czech: Srbsko,; Сърбия.

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Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baronet

Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baronet (2 January 1652 – 25 January 1733) was a Governor of the Bank of England and Lord Mayor of London in the early 18th Century.

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Sixth form college

A sixth form college is an educational institution in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Belize, the Caribbean, Malta, Norway, Brunei, and Malaysia, among others, where students aged 16 to 19 typically study for advanced school-level qualifications, such as A-levels, Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma, or school-level qualifications such as General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examinations.

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Snaresbrook

Snaresbrook is an area of north-east London, mostly in the London Borough of Redbridge.

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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Southern England

Southern England, or the South of England, also known as the South, refers roughly to the southern counties of England.

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St. James Street railway station

St.

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Stratford station

Stratford is a major multi-level interchange station serving the district of Stratford and the mixed-use development known as Stratford City, in the London Borough of Newham, east London.

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Stratford, London

Stratford is a town and parish in London, in the London Borough of Newham.

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Suburb

A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city.

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Temple Mills

Temple Mills is a northerly part of Stratford, south of Leyton, located on the boundary of the London borough of Newham and Waltham Forest in east London Temple Mills was home to a marshalling yard and wagon works belonging to the Great Eastern Railway.

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Terraced house

In architecture and city planning, a terraced or terrace house (UK) or townhouse (US) exhibits a style of medium-density housing that originated in Europe in the 16th century, where a row of identical or mirror-image houses share side walls.

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Tesco

Tesco plc, trading as Tesco, is a British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer with headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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The Blitz

The Blitz was a German bombing offensive against Britain in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War.

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The Lammas School

The Lammas School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form located in Leyton area of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, England.

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The National Archives (United Kingdom)

The National Archives (TNA) is a non-ministerial government department.

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Thomas Roe

Sir Thomas Roe (c. 1581 – 6 November 1644) was an English diplomat of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

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Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for the transport system in Greater London, England.

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Tube map

The Tube map is a schematic transport map of the lines, stations and services of the London Underground, known colloquially as "the Tube", hence the map's name.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United Kingdom census, 2011

A census of the population of the United Kingdom is taken every ten years.

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Upper Clapton

Upper Clapton is a district in the London Borough of Hackney.

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Urban agriculture

Urban agriculture, urban farming, or urban gardening is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around a village, town, or city.

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Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.

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Victoria line

The Victoria line is a London Underground line that runs between in south London and in the north-east, via the West End.

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Vogue (magazine)

Vogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine covering many topics including fashion, beauty, culture, living, and runway.

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Waltham Abbey (town)

Waltham Abbey is a suburban market town in the Epping Forest District of Essex, the metropolitan area of London, and the Greater London Urban Area.

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Walthamstow

Walthamstow is the largest district of the London Borough of Waltham Forest in north-east London.

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Walthamstow Central station

Walthamstow Central is a London Underground and London Overground interchange station located in the town of Walthamstow in east London, England.

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Walthamstow Queen's Road railway station

Walthamstow Queen's Road railway station is a London Overground station between and stations on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line, down the line from.

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Wanstead

Wanstead is a suburban area in east London (E.11), forming part of the London Borough of Redbridge.

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Whipps Cross

Whipps Cross is an area of the London Borough of Waltham Forest in London, England.

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William Bowyer (printer)

William Bowyer (19 December 1699 – 13 November 1777) was an English printer.

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William Cotton (banker)

William Cotton FRS (12 September 1786 – 1 December 1866) was an English inventor, merchant, philanthropist, and Governor of the Bank of England from 1842 to 1845.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Zeppelin

A Zeppelin is a type of rigid airship named after the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin who pioneered rigid airship development at the beginning of the 20th century.

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2012 Summer Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom.

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References

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