Definition of the East End noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the East End

BrE BrE//ði ˌiːst ˈend//
; NAmE NAmE//ði ˌiːst ˈend//
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an area of East London traditionally connected with working people Culture The East End is an area to the east of the City of London, from the Tower of London along the north bank of the River Thames. It contains most of the old docks (= places for loading and unloading ships), where many of the local people used to work. The people living in the East End were mostly poor but well known for their friendly and lively nature. With recent new housing developments, the character of the area has completely changed. see also Docklands