Dispersal from the city
The descendants of the Portuguese Jewish community have moved out of the East End and are presently found mainly to the northwest of London. However, the initial congregation formed in the City of London still exists.
|Hospital of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews, Stepney Green, London. © NMM|
The present Portuguese population arrived mainly in the 1960s and 1970s and is either from mainland Portugal or Madeira. There are also Portuguese-speakers from Brazil in London.
The existing Portuguese London community
By 1991 two-thirds of the British Portuguese-speaking community lived in Greater London. The majority of them are found in:
- Kensington & Chelsea
- Hammersmith & Fulham
A small community of people from the Cape Verde Islands exists in Greenwich. This community speaks a Portuguese-African Creole language called Kriolu.