The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is a London borough towards the east of the City of London and north of the River Thames. Covering a total area of approximately 7.63 square miles, it is in the eastern part of London and covers a lot of the conventional East End. The London Borough of Hackney lies towards the north of the borough while the River Lea forms the boundary with the London Borough of Newham in the east. Around the other side of the Thames is the London Borough of Southwark towards the southwest, The London Borough of Lewisham to the South, as well as the Royal Borough of Greenwich to the southeast. The River Lea also forms the boundary between these parts of London historically in Middlesex, with those formerly in Essex.
As outlined by population estimates made part way through 2014, the borough features a permanent population of around 284015 individuals. Many of the tallest buildings in London occupy the centre of the Isle of Dogs in the south of the borough.
The borough hosts the world headquarters of a lot of global financial firms, employing some of the highest paid workers in London. Furthermore, a part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is in Tower Hamlets.