The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is a London borough to the east of the City of London and north of the River Thames. Covering a total area of around 7.63 square miles, it is within the eastern part of London and covers a great deal of the traditional 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. On the other side of the Thames is the London Borough of Southwark towards the southwest, The London Borough of Lewisham to the South, along with the Royal Borough of Greenwich to the southeast. The River Lea also forms the boundary between those parts of London historically in Middlesex, with these formerly in Essex.
As outlined by population estimates produced part way through 2014, the borough features a permanent population of around 284015 inhabitants. Lots 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 organisations, employing some of the highest paid workers in London. Moreover, a part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is in Tower Hamlets.