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Plaistow, Newham

Plaistow, Newham

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Location
OS grid reference:TQ405825
Latitude: 51.524382°
Longitude: 0.024567°
Administration
London borough: Newham
County level: Greater London
Region: London
Constituent country:England
Sovereign state:United Kingdom
Other
Ceremonial county: Greater London
Historic county: Essex (1965)
Services
Police force: Metropolitan Police
Fire brigade: London Fire Brigade
Ambulance service: London Ambulance
Post office and telephone
Post town: LONDON
Postal district: E13
Dialling code:020
Politics
UK Parliament: West Ham
London Assembly: City and East
European Parliament: London
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Plaistow (IPA: ['plɑ:stəʊ]) is a place in the London Borough of Newham in East London. It formed part of the County Borough of West Ham in Essex until 1965.

Plaistow is a mainly residential area, including several council estates; the main road is the A112, and is alternately named Plaistow Road, High Street, Broadway and Greengate Street. It contains relatively few shops and amenities, but does boast the historic Black Lion public house, said to have links to the infamous 18th century highwayman Dick Turpin. The Black Lion was also a regular haunt of legendary West Ham United players such as Bobby Moore in the 1960s and 70s.

Plaistow is currently undergoing extensive urban re-generation. Older council estates are slowly being replaced with new council accommodation. Plaistow's parent borough, Newham, is one of the most deprived in the UK with an ethnically diverse population; it is hoped the staging of the Olympic Games at nearby Stratford in 2012 will bring additional prosperity to the area.

Places of interest in the area include Plaistow Park, the East London Cemetery and Newham General Hospital.

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London Borough of Newham

Districts: Beckton | Canning Town | East Ham | Forest Gate | Manor Park | Plaistow | Stratford | Upton Park | West Ham

Attractions: ExCeL Exhibition Centre | London City Airport | Royal Docks | Thames Barrier | West Ham Park

Constituencies: East Ham | West Ham | Poplar and Canning Town

Plaistow, Newham

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