David Bailey became the ultimate Sixties figure, admired for his photographs of desirable
women and pop stars, envied for the number of desirable women in his life. He was
born in Whipps Cross Hospital and his first home was in Wallwood Road, Leytonstone
David Bailey built up his skills as a great photographer with shots of scenes and
people in the East End such a Brick Lane and Whitechapel (where his father worked
and ran a drinking club), and elsewhere.
English Heritage has given Leyton a blue plaque. Harry Beck, designer of the London
Underground map, was born in Wesley Road, Leyton.