Chicksand Street lies just north of Whitechapel in London's East End. It adjoins the famous Brick Lane. The Booth map pictured shows plenty of black around Chicksand Street, indicating a very poor neighbourhood (black represents the "lowest class...occasional labourers, street sellers, loafers, criminals and semi-criminals").
Mile End New Town was a parish covering this area until its abolition in 1921. Mile End Old Town was located further to the east, as is the modern district of Mile End.