Whitechapel is stigmatised with the likes of Jack the Ripper coupled with centuries of rich British history on its doorstep. The area is well known for the iconic, then purpose built Royal London Hospital, in September 1757. It also showcases The Blind Beggar Pub, which was the original basis and site for the establishment of The Salvation Army. Mixtures of different communities, faiths and trade, have occupied the area namely that of the fabric trade after the Second World War. The area has seen an explosion of transformed, unforgiving Victorian houses, turned vibrant apartments attracting young professionals. Whitechapel is blessed with great transport links more so with the introduction of the Cross Rail, allowing easy commute in and out of the city centre.