Portsoken Residents

Portsoken is a ward in the City of London. It is on the eastern boundary of the City, adjoining Whitechapel.

It is a "soke" as it was originally outside of the old city walls and "Port" simply refers to a place, "Portsoken" means: area outside a boundary over which jurisdiction is extended.

A hunting ground in the medieval period, these days Portsoken Ward is one of the few City of London wards with a sizeable residential population.