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Telephone code: 0207
Postcode: E16
Population: 11300
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Canning Town is a London suburb positioned on the northern side of the Thames River, in the East End part of London. It's a relatively new settlement as before the 19th Century, and at the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign it was mostly marshland and farmland. Factories located here on the edge of London as they were unable to operate within the town, this increased the population significantly. Queen Victoria Docks were built in 1855 which caused thousands of migrants to move to the area for work, this led to many terraces of houses being built. During Queen Victoria's reign chemical factories moved in, and the refining of sugar also played an important role with both the town's, and the Dock's development. Today's visitors will find that it is going through a time of regeneration and development which will see many improvements to the shopping areas, housing, and open spaces. There are a huge amount of pubs to try nearby, bars and bistros on offer, together with the historic site of Rathbone Market; and as it is on the Underground Network it forges an easy link with the West End Theatres, Museums and shops at the very heart of London.

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