Thanks to the workshops we’ve been running for our community showcase Our Place, Our Story, we’ve come across so many fond memories of the places and people of East London. We’ve really enjoyed celebrating our area for this showcase, but we know there’s so much more of East London yet to be uncovered - history not taught, stories not told, gems yet to be discovered. St Margaret’s House started in Bethnal Green in 1889, so we’ve been lucky enough to see just how much East London has to offer and we’d love to hear your stories about this amazing place we call home. 

That’s why we’re inviting you to share your secrets of East London with us using #ELUncovered - whether you want to tell us about a place you love visiting over and over again, or a fond memory of somewhere special in East London, we want to hear it!


You can post these stories on Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag and tagging us in @stmargaretsldn, so we can all see and share everyone’s experience of East London. Or, if you’re understandably struggling to fit your #ELUncovered in 280 characters, drop us an email at: digital@stmargaretshouse.org.uk so we can collate all these stories together. 

As we want as many people as possible to hear these wonderful stories, Jessie, the director of Our Place, Our Story, will be selecting five #ELUncovered stories to be woven into the community showcase, which is being performed on 20th August. The writers of these five stories will also get one the following:

·       A meal and drink Gallery Café

·       A book from Ayoka

·       2x Tickets to Big Mouth Open Mic Open Mic comedy night on 03/09 at the Gallery Café

·       2x Tickets to a Wellbeing class

·       2x Tickets to a Sunny Jar Eco Hub session at the Create Place 

And all the entries we get will be given a platform on a special section on our website!

Deadline for entires: 13th August 12pm

Check out a couple of our own #ELUncovered to give you some inspiration…


“I was in the middle of Dalston when all the buses got cancelled! It had been a crazy day and I needed to just take five minutes. That was when I found Dalston East Curve Garden, which is a green oasis in the middle of London! It's now my favourite spot to go and get some calm. #ELUncovered”

“Growing up by the sea meant I didn't realise how much I'd miss it when I moved to London! Stumbling across Old Ford Lock was perfect. It's like stepping into a hidden part of London (perfect for water-lovers). Now, whenever friends visit, I take them there to show them there's so much more to London than skyscrapers. #ELUncovered.”

If you’ve got any questions, please contact us at: digital@stmargaretshouse.org.uk

And if you know someone who would like to get involved in #ELUncovered but does not have access to a computer, they can drop into the St. Margaret’s House office at 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and ask for Diana, or someone else may submit on their behalf.