"swiftly along Church Street"
23 Fournier Street, one of the preserved Georgian houses - Credit: MaharishiLondon
Church Street, now Fournier Street
, is in the Borough of Tower Hamlets
and links Commercial Street with Brick Lane. The houses along the road were built for the Huguenot silk weavers
in the 1720s and remain in original condition, one of the most important collections of preserved Georgian housing in Britain. Currently, it is also famous for being the home of the artists Gilbert and George
, who have lived and worked in Fournier Street for many years.