Bengali-speaking community in the Port of London
The Brick Lane community
Many Bengali families still live in the red brick council blocks between Cable Street and across Commercial Road to Mile End Road. This is in stark contrast to nearby Canary Wharf, with its financial institutions, or the opulent riverside apartments of Wapping and Limehouse.
A blossoming Bengali music scene, backed by two local radio stations, and five Bengali newspapers, are all helping to break down the barriers of language isolation.