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Old 01-29-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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Default London contrast resedential wealth and poverty?

What street/road of London has the sharpest contrast between wealth and poverty?
It must have these conditions -
The contrast must be of walkable or very short distance (so has to be a particular street or streets /postcode) and it must be resedential properties compared -not business
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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probably around the Docklands area somewhere
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: England.
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There are probably too many to mention, but having visited this one you really get a sense of how the rich and poor lived together, yet apart.

Poverty:
Bleeding Heart Yard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Unfortunately Google did not drive down and photograpah the small road at the end, to the left and right:
Google Maps

History:
Bleeding Heart Yard History (http://www.bleedingheart.co.uk/number_seven/history.html - broken link)



Wealth:
Ely Place - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

View of Ely Place, complete with gatehouse and giant wall separating it from Bleeding Heart Yard:
Google Maps

History:
St Etheldreda (http://www.stetheldreda.com/history.html - broken link)

Incidentally, Ely Place has one of two alleys leading to one of London's most famous hidden pubs:
Ye Olde Mitre in Finsbury (EC1) : Pubs Galore
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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Sutton Square in Hackney is a 1980s development near Homerton High Street and numerous council estates.

While the World's End Estate in Chelsea is a stone's throw from multi-million pound houses.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:49 PM
 
Location: England.
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So what's your view Mr Thread Starter?
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