East London is an area of London that has had a number of different definitions.
For the purposes of the Mayor of London's London Plan 2011, the East London sub-region contains the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Greenwich, Lewisham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest. However East London is more commonly taken to refer only to the area north of the river, typically Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest.
The East End is the historic inner core of East London, roughly equivalent to the borough of Tower Hamlets.
In the 1980s there was a East London Lesbian and Gay Youth Group for under 30s.
Positive East is an HIV charity for East London.
The East London Out Project is a local health charity.
- http://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/LP2011%20Chapter%202.pdf The London Plan 2101 - Chapter 2 £London Places" Page 46 (PDF file)
- Leeds Broadsheet no 13 HCA/Journals/280D