Metropolitan borough in the County of London in existence 1900-65. Created out of the following:
- Limehouse Board of Works : Limehouse, Shadwell, Ratcliff, Wapping
- Whitechapel Board of Works: Mile End New Town, Liberty of Norton Folgate (part), Old Artillery Ground, St Botolph Without Aldgate, *Spitalfields, Liberties of the Tower of London, Whitechapel
Clement Attlee was Mayor of Stepney 1919 and MP for Limehouse.
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Now part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets