Cambridge Heath

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Cambridge Heath
Cambridge Heath is located in Greater London
Cambridge Heath
Cambridge Heath
 Cambridge Heath shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ348832
London borough Tower Hamlets
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district E2
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Bethnal Green and Bow
London Assembly City and East
List of places

Coordinates: 51°31′53″N 0°03′20″W / 51.5315°N 0.05566°W / 51.5315; -0.05566

Cambridge Heath is a district in East London, England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The earliest recorded use of the name is as Camprichthesheth in 1275.[1]

It forms part of the East End of London and is located north of Bethnal Green. The area is the location, at Patriot Square, of the former Bethnal Green Town Hall. Cambridge Heath formed part of this metropolitan borough from 1900 to 1965.[2]

Cambridge Heath Road runs north-south from the borough boundary with the London Borough of Hackney to Whitechapel Road in Stepney. It passes Cambridge Heath railway station and Bethnal Green tube station.

The nearest London Underground station is Bethnal Green on the Central line.


A 6th form college was opened in September 2009 in Cambridge Heath. The main building is called The Wessex Centre but some lessons are taught at Oaklands School, Morpeth School and Swanlea School.

For details of education in Cambridge Heath, see List of schools in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.


  1. ^ Mills, A., Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names, (2000)
  2. ^ Vision of Britain - Bethnal Green MB boundaries